Valve-Turning Activist From Oregon Won’t Serve Prison Time

OPB/EarthFix | June 23, 2017

Ken Ward was one of five activists who turned valves off on several pipelines bringing oil from Canada to the United States.

Military Airstrips Are Poisoning People's Wells

KUOW/EarthFix | June 20, 2017

The military and its civilian neighbors are finding their wells are being poisoned by chemicals in firefighting foams used on airstrips.

Oregon Businesses Form New Alliance To Fight Climate Change

OPB/EarthFix | June 22, 2017

More than two dozen Oregon businesses are banding together to fight climate change through a new organization called the Oregon Business Alliance For Climate.

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News | Environment | local | Forestry

Study: Slow-Growing Pine Trees Better Withstand Bark Beetles

KUOW/EarthFix | June 27, 2017 3:11 p.m.

Land managers in the West have been struggling to deal with bark beetle outbreaks, but now they can prepare for future outbreaks by changing up what kind of trees they plant.

Environment | Energy

Oregon Utility Board Approves Controversial Sale Of Oil Tanks

OPB/EarthFix | June 27, 2017 11:40 a.m. | Portland

The Oregon Public Utility Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the sale of nine oil storage tanks on the Columbia River near Clatskanie.

News | Environment | Land | NW Life | local

Federal Court Pops Up In Grant County For Rainbow Gathering

OPB | June 26, 2017 4:39 p.m. | Portland

A small team of federal prosecutors and judges is deploying to Grant County, Oregon, where the Rainbow Gathering is taking place.

News | Environment | local

Lightning Storms, Warm Springs Fire Challenge Firefighters

OPB | June 26, 2017 4:31 p.m.

Fire managers are already working to contain a 2,200-acre fire on the Warm Springs Reservation.

Sustainability | Communities | Environment

Challenging The Idea That Electric Vehicles Are For The Rich

OPB/EarthFix | June 20, 2017 5:45 p.m. | Portland

At a national conference in Portland, experts discussed how to increase the use of electric vehicles in low-income communities.

Environment | Water

Everything 'Normal' In Puget Sound After Disastrous Wastewater Spill

KUOW | June 19, 2017 2:22 p.m. | Seattle

Four months after a disastrous wastewater spill in Puget Sound, water quality levels are normal.

Environment | Water

Navy Skips Permit For Bremerton Boat Scraping; Environmentalists Sue

KUOW | June 19, 2017 2:15 p.m.

The Navy is being sued for releasing heavy metals into Puget Sound by scraping a ship hull. But in the nearby city of Bremerton, it's going to take more than that to shake locals' love of the Navy.

News | Environment | Land | Politics | local

Judge Halts Lawsuit Over Expanded Cascade-Siskiyou Monument

OPB | June 19, 2017 12:30 p.m. | Portland

A federal judge will allow the Trump administration to complete its review of national monuments before deciding how to move forward with a lawsuit involving the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.

Science | Environment | Pacific Ocean | Fish & Wildlife

Massive Bloom Of Pickle-Shaped Sea Creatures Fills The Pacific

OPB/EarthFix | June 16, 2017 2:10 p.m.

Millions of tubular sea creatures called pyrosomes have taken over the Pacific ocean in an unprecedented bloom that has scientists baffled.

Environment

Wildfire Smoke Pollution Is Worse Than We Thought

NWPR/EarthFix | June 16, 2017 11:30 a.m.

All that black smoke you see from a wildfire is full of small particles that are bad for your lungs and heart.

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Challenging The Idea That Electric Vehicles Are For The Rich

OPB/EarthFix | June 20, 2017

At a national conference in Portland, experts discussed how to increase the use of electric vehicles in low-income communities.

Protest Is Broken, He Said. Now He Dreams Of Revolution In Oregon | Terrestrial

KUOW | June 13, 2017

This episode of terrestrial is about a radical idea — that protest as we know it is broken. Micah White once led Occupy Wall Street. Now he thinks it’s time to try something else.

Portland's Bike-Powered Mill Delivers A Low-Carbon Beer

OPB/EarthFix | May 26, 2017

A Portland brewery has teamed up with an environmental group to brew a low-carbon “Bike Crush Saison.”


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