Departure Of Shell Icebreaker Delayed As Protests Continue

OPB | July 29, 2015

Thirteen protesters remain dangling from a bridge after the announcement an icebreaker they were trying to block would not depart Wednesday as planned.

Gov. Inslee Seeks A Cap On Washington's Carbon

OPB/EarthFix | July 28, 2015

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday directed the state Department of Ecology to put a cap on carbon emissions by stepping up enforcement of existing pollution laws.

Where Are Portland's Hottest, Most Polluted Areas?

OPB/EarthFix | July 29, 2015

As summers in the Northwest get hotter with climate change, researchers and planners are looking for ways to reduce the health risks in urban hot spots. In Portland, a new map could help.

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Protesters Rappel From Portland Bridge To Delay Shell Icebreaker

OPB | July 28, 2015 5:55 p.m.

A Shell icebreaking vessel being protested by activist groups will not leave a Portland dock today, according to the Columbia River Bar Pilot dispatch.

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Mayor Details Portland's Plans To Battle Climate Change Following Vatican Trip

OPB | July 28, 2015 3:59 p.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales outlined some of his plans for curbing the effects of climate change Tuesday on Think Out Loud.

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Can Ranchers Use Conservation To Keep Sage Grouse Off The Endangered Species List?

NWPR/EarthFix | July 28, 2015 8:27 a.m. | Burns, Oregon

Eleven states in the West are working out strategies for the survival of the sage grouse. A ranch in Oregon’s Harney County has even put a wildlife biologist on the payroll to help maintain habitat for the turkey-sized bird.

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Oregon Panel Adopts Sage Grouse Rules

NWPR/EarthFix | July 27, 2015 6:04 p.m.

New rules adopted by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission move the state a step closer to putting together a plan to protect greater sage grouse.

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Study Finds Beetle-Kill Forests No More Likely To Burn

OPB | July 26, 2015 3:30 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Northwest forests that have significant damage from insects might seem more prone to wildfires, but a new study from Oregon State University shows that's not necessarily the case.

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Kayactivists Paddle In Protest As Shell Prepares For Arctic Drill

OPB | July 25, 2015 9:53 p.m. | Portland

Portlanders took to the Willamette River Saturday to protest the arrival of a ship that is key to Shell's plan to explore for oil in the Arctic. The protesters believe delaying the ship's departure could slow Shell's drilling. 

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Vancouver Oil Terminal Sparks Controversy, Concerns For Community

OPB | July 24, 2015 4:30 p.m. | Portland

We're in Vancouver to explore the proposed Tesoro-Savage oil terminal and the impact of oil trains.

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Distressed Trees Prompt Early Watering Reminder

OPB | July 24, 2015 3 p.m. | Portland

With high temperatures around Oregon, the Oregon Department of Forestry reminds people to water their trees.

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Judge Rules In Favor Of Vancouver Port On Oil Terminal Lease

OPB | July 24, 2015 11:09 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

A Clark County judge ruled Friday that port leaders in Vancouver, Washington didn't violate state laws in 2013 when they negotiated a lease for an oil terminal.

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Oregon Forestry Board Postpones Action On Streamside Logging Limits

OPB/EarthFix | July 23, 2015 5:30 p.m.

The Oregon Forestry Board delays a decision on logging restrictions to keep water cool for endangered salmon.  

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