AP | Aug. 27, 2015
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he wants to almost double protected habitat for the chicken-sized bird, to 8 million acres by 2018.
OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 27, 2015
Dams continue to come down on rivers all over the Northwest. But is this a permanent trend?
Air | Arts | Communities | Entertainment | Recreation | Climate change | Economy | Environment | HealthOPB/EarthFix | Aug. 24, 2015 10:15 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon
In Ashland, home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the “show-must-go-on” mantra of the theater has given way to continuous air quality checks and tough show-time decisions.
A renewable energy project in Portland has cities across the globe taking a closer look at their water pipes. It's a hydropower system that draws power from drinking water as it makes its way to the tap.
An NPR correspondent and a KUOW/EarthFix reporter team up to produce a podcast that showcases NPR’s new national environmental reporting partnership.
Energy | Environment | WaterKUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 25, 2015 8 a.m. | Seattle
A wildfire in the North Cascades has damaged transmission lines, leading Seattle City Light to shut down power generation at three dams on the Skagit River.
Environment | News | localOPB | Aug. 23, 2015 11:45 a.m. | Portland
Cities along Interstate 84 and throughout the Willamette Valley are more visible as air quality improves to "good," after a weekend of wildfire smoke put air at unhealthy levels.
Environment | News | localOPB | Aug. 22, 2015 4:15 p.m. | John Day, Oregon
The Canyon Creek Complex near John Day is still growing, but shelters are closing up and people are heading home after days away.
Oregon adopts new rules requiring railroads to share more information with state officials. The rules come in response to concerns over the state’s readiness for oil train spills and fires.
Environment | News | localOPB | Aug. 19, 2015 3:37 p.m.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown toured the Canyon Creek Complex Fire on Wednesday.
Environment | News | localOPB | Aug. 19, 2015 3:07 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington
Wildfires burning in the Pacific Northwest have exploded – from just 85,000 acres a week ago to more than 625,000 acres burning today. But resources to fight them are thin.
Environment | News | localOPB | Aug. 16, 2015 3 p.m. | Portland
Crews continued to battle wildfires throughout the Pacific Northwest under hot conditions.