California Condors May Fly Once Again Over Oregon Skies

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 20, 2017

The largest land bird in North America is still critically endangered.  A new plan could see the reintroduction of the condor in the Northwest.

6 Washington Fisheries Receive Disaster Designation

NWPR/EarthFix | Jan. 20, 2017

Unusual ocean and climate conditions have significantly reduced the number of fish available for American Indian tribes and commercial fleets to catch.

Why A Small Texas Town Wants Oregon’s Nuclear Waste

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 19, 2017

Communities from Oregon to New York may be clamoring to get nuclear waste out of their backyards, but one small town in west Texas is actively vying to store it.

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Report Shows 1,500 Oil Train Cars Per Week Through Washington

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 19, 2017 4:45 p.m. | Portland

In the final three months of 2016, railroads hauled 618 million gallons of oil through Washington. That means more than 1,500 rail cars every week hauling flammable crude oil through the state.  

Environment

Settlement Reached To Stop Oil Spills At Grand Coulee Dam

NWPR/EarthFix | Jan. 19, 2017 4:15 p.m.

Operators of the biggest dam in the Northwest will have to reduce oil spills that pollute the Columbia River under a settlement reached by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and an environmental group.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Water | Agriculture

Conservation Groups Sue To Get More Water To Klamath Wildlife Refuges

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 18, 2017 6:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The five refuges straddling the Oregon-California border comprise some of the most important migratory bird habitat on the West Coast. Conservation groups saying they're being shorted on water.

Environment | Water | Agriculture

Washington Cracks Down On Mega-Dairy Water Pollution

NWPR/EarthFix | Jan. 18, 2017 4:45 p.m.

Washington is requiring dairies with 200 or more cows to apply for  updated water quality permits. The new regulations are meant to curb water pollution from livestock manure.

Land | Environment | Agriculture

Federal Approval Of GM Grass Seed Sparks Outcry

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 18, 2017 4 p.m.

A decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to deregulate a genetically modified grass seed has raised concerns about contamination in Oregon’s billion-dollar grass seed industry.

Environment | Recreation | Climate change

Bright Side To Climate Change? More Mild Days In The Northwest

KUOW/EarthFix | Jan. 17, 2017 10 p.m. | Seattle

New study finds as climate change advances, the Northwesterners will see more ideal weather days in the spring and fall.

Fish & Wildlife | Flora and Fauna | Environment | Forestry | Agriculture

Invasive Species Add Up To Big Losses For Washington

KUOW/EarthFix | Jan. 17, 2017 5:45 p.m. | Seattle

A new study finds invasive species could cost the state of Washington $1.3 billion a year if left unchecked.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment | News

NOAA Finalizes New Plan For Columbia River Hatcheries

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 17, 2017 11:33 a.m.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a final plan Tuesday for producing hatchery fish while protecting wild fish in the Columbia River Basin.

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What Trump's Election Means To Blue Voters In A Red County

OPB | Jan. 17, 2017 11:12 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

The backlash against Donald Trump's election has been intense in places such as Portland and Seattle -- cities that overwhelmingly voted for Hillary Clinton. But east of the Cascades, opponents of the president-elect are working more quietly.

Environment | News | local

Heavy Rain, Freezing Rain Follow Week Of Snow, Cold For Oregon

OPB | Jan. 16, 2017 2:16 p.m. | Portland

The National Weather Service in Portland issued an ice storm warning for the greater Portland metro area, the Columbia River Gorge, the Hood River and Wind River valleys as well as most valleys within the Gifford Pinchot National Forest early Tuesday.

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Battle Ready: The Digital Documentary

> | Dec. 01, 2016

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

After Pushback, Oregon Scraps Report Linking Private Forests To Water Quality Risks

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 06, 2017

Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality wrote a report that identified logging as a contributor to known risks for drinking water quality in communities up and down the Oregon coast. But the report has never been published.  

At Lyle Falls, Tribal Fishermen Carry On A Longstanding Tradition

OPB | Dec. 18, 2016

At Lyle Falls, Washington’s Klickitat River rushes toward the Columbia River Gorge. It’s one of a few places where members of the Yakama Tribe still fish from scaffolds using dip nets.


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