West Coast Fisheries Hit Hard By Poor Ocean Conditions

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 26, 2016

Since its record high catch in 2013, the commercial fishery in Washington and Oregon has continued to decline. 

More Pacific Coast Hatchery Salmon Could Receive Protections

AP | Oct. 26, 2016

The National Marine Fisheries Service in a document made public Friday says 23 hatchery programs could produce fish genetically similar to their wild but struggling cousins and should have the option of receiving federal protections.

Air Quality Improves Near Portland Glass Factory

AP | Oct. 25, 2016

The Oregon Health Authority says levels of airborne heavy metals near Bullseye Glass are 98 percent lower than when they were first measured last year.

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Hundreds Expected For Hearing On Longview Coal-Export Terminal

AP | Oct. 23, 2016 9:35 a.m. | Longview, Washington

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking comments on its draft environmental review of the project at a public hearing in Longview, Monday.

Energy | Environment | Coal in the Northwest

Cowlitz Tribe Asserts Opposition To Longview Coal Terminal

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 21, 2016 11:21 a.m. | Portland

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe has stepped up its opposition to a proposed coal terminal in Longview, Washington, saying state and federal officials have underestimated the environmental risks and ignored the tribe.  

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Farm Or Industry? Property's Future Divides Candidates For Clackamas Chair

OPB | Oct. 25, 2016 6:45 p.m. | Wilsonville, Oregon

The race for Clackamas County chair turns on how the region should grow, including the future of a swath of land at the southern end of the county.

Business | Politics | Election | local | News | Environment | Election 2016

Oregon Election 2016: Ballot Quick Look

OPB | Oct. 25, 2016 12:30 p.m. | Portland

Use our reference guide to get a better understanding of some of the measures and races on your Oregon ballot.


Taking Down Snake River Dams: It's Back On The Table

NWPR/EarthFix | Oct. 21, 2016 4:45 p.m.

Starting Monday people will get a chance to weigh-in on whether four dams should come down on the lower Snake River. They’re facing renewed scrutiny because of a court-ordered analysis.

Fish & Wildlife | Climate change | Environment | Pacific Ocean

Scientists Are Closer To Understanding What Makes Ocean's Toxic Algae Bloom

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 21, 2016 4:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A new study sheds light on the causes and conditions behind toxic ocean algae blooms.

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VIDEO: Being A Columbia River Bar Pilot

OPB | Oct. 20, 2016 3:55 p.m.

Complaining about the weather? Imagine being a Columbia River bar pilot when the weather goes south! 

Energy | Environment

Opponents Challenge Environmental Review Of Kalama Methanol Plant

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 20, 2016 12:15 p.m.

Opponents of a methanol plant proposed in Kalama, Washington, are challenging the environmental review of the project.

Animals | Environment

Why Are There So Many Rats In Seattle?

KUOW/EarthFix | Oct. 20, 2016 8 a.m. | Seattle

Seattle housholds report  signs of rats at twice the national average. The main reason? More people means more trash and food waste. "It's like a buffet for rats," says one expert.


Hanford Workers' Skin Exposed To Radioactive Waste

NWPR/EarthFix | Oct. 19, 2016 5:15 p.m.

At least 10 Hanford workers were exposed to radioactive waste Tuesday at the nuclear cleanup site’s tank farm in southeast Washington.

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The Great Oregon ShakeOut: What You Need To Know

OPB | Oct. 19, 2016 3:45 p.m. | Portland

The Great Oregon ShakeOut aims to get people thinking about the concrete ways we can all prepare for earthquakes.

Environment | Air | Portland's Toxic Air Problem

Gov. Brown Promises 'Sweeping Change' From New Air Pollution Rules

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 18, 2016 1:30 p.m. | Portland

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is promising “sweeping change” from the new state air pollution rule-making process now underway.


Why Are There So Many Rats In Seattle?

KUOW/EarthFix | Oct. 20, 2016

Seattle housholds report  signs of rats at twice the national average. The main reason? More people means more trash and food waste. "It's like a buffet for rats," says one expert.

Building A Better Birdhouse: Creating Shelter For Swifts As Old Chimneys Disappear

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 18, 2016

Vaux's swifts are losing their roosting habitat as old chimneys get demolished. Bird advocates are testing out a homemade replacement in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Oregon Measure Would Create United Front Against Animal Trafficking On West Coast

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 17, 2016

Oregon voters will soon decide whether to ban the buying and selling of certain animal products.  The species covered under Measure 100 are being poached internationally at high rates.

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