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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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 | Environment | Communities

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.

Environment | Science | Fish & Wildlife | Pacific Ocean

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.

News | Environment | Land | NW Life | local

20,000 'Free Spirits' Are Flocking To Rural Oregon's Malheur Forest

OPB | June 15, 2017 4:45 p.m.

In two weeks, thousands of peace-loving, free-spirited campers will descend on Oregon for the 2017 Rainbow Gathering in the Malheur National Forest.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife

Seabirds Disappear In The Midst Of Plans To Shoot Them

OPB/EarthFix | June 15, 2017 4:45 p.m.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has stopped shooting double-crested cormorants after the huge colony of seabirds vacated their nesting grounds at the mouth of the Columbia River.

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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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