The Waste That Remains From Arming Nuclear Weapons

OPB | Dec. 01, 2016

The Hanford Nuclear Site has been in cleanup mode since the Cold War ended. But the first of drop of waste has yet to be treated. From our series Battle Ready: The Military’s Environmental Legacy In The Northwest.

Eastern Washington Rep. McMorris Rodgers Emerges As Trump's Interior Choice

EarthFix | Dec. 09, 2016

Eastern Washington lawmaker Cathy McMorris Rodgers is emerging as President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead natural resources policy as interior secretary.

The Northwest Braces For Its Own Standing Rock

Crosscut | Dec. 08, 2016

The battle to stop  a pipeline in British Columbia and protect Salish Sea waters on both sides of the border could bring some of the largest environmental protests ever seen in Cascadia.

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Choice Of Scott Pruitt To Run EPA Frustrates Some Oregonians

OPB | Dec. 9, 2016 1:28 p.m. | Portland

President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has ruffled some feathers in Oregon.

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Environmental Group Sues Over Water Pollution In Washington State

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 8, 2016 12:10 p.m.

Northwest Environmental Advocates go to court, accusing the state of Washington of failing to control water pollution along the coast and Puget Sound.

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Oregon Coastal Conference Focuses On Tsunami Preparedness

OPB | Dec. 7, 2016 4 p.m. | Portland

Emergency management experts are meeting on the Oregon coast this week to discuss tsunami preparedness.

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The 50-Year Story Of Creating Idaho's New Wilderness Area

IdahoPTV/EarthFix | Dec. 7, 2016 3 p.m.

The Northwest's newest wilderness is rugged, remote, and steeped with history. Explore Outdoor Idaho's story of the Boulder-White Clouds and what it took to give this landscape the gold standard of conservation.

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Unpacking The Science Behind The Northwest Forest Plan

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 6, 2016 4:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Federal agencies are developing a new scientific baseline that will inform an upcoming revision to the Northwest Forest Plan. 

Energy | Climate change | Environment | Renewable energy

Google's All-Renewable Energy Plan To Include Data Center In Oregon

NWPR/EarthFix | Dec. 6, 2016 2:45 p.m.

Google announces that all of the energy it consumes globally — including at its data center in The Dalles, Oregon — will soon operate without directly relying on fossil fuels.

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Tribe's Victory Against Dakota Oil Pipeline Celebrated In The Pacific Northwest

KUOW/EarthFix | Dec. 4, 2016 7:45 p.m.

Sunday's victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in its battle against an oil pipeline in North Dakota is big news for a tribal member living in the Pacific Northwest.

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Portland Water Bureau Takes Immediate Steps To Reduce Lead In Drinking Water

OPB | Dec. 3, 2016 11:43 a.m. | Portland

The Portland Water Bureau is taking immediate steps to reduce the amount of lead in the water at taps across the Portland metro area.

Fish & Wildlife | Flora and Fauna | Environment | Forestry

Oregon To Create Murrelet Protection Plan For State, Private Lands

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 2, 2016 3:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The marbled murrelet is on both the state and federal endangered species lists. 

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Growler Jets Test Rainforest Peace As NW Military Presence Grows

EarthFix | Dec. 1, 2016 noon | Olympic National Forest, Washington

The military's expanded presence in the Northwest creates new challenges for those who want quiet places to remain so. From our series Battle Ready: The Military’s Environmental Legacy In The Northwest.

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Battle Ready: The Digital Documentary

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Watch our Battle Ready digital documentary. Explore the military's environmental legacy in the Pacific Northwest.

Download The Battle Ready Audio Special

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Want the 'Battle Ready' stories to go? Download or stream the audio special.

The 50-Year Story Of Creating Idaho's New Wilderness Area

IdahoPTV/EarthFix | Dec. 07, 2016

The Northwest's newest wilderness is rugged, remote, and steeped with history. Explore Outdoor Idaho's story of Idaho's Castle Peak, the White Clouds and two other new wilderness areas.


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