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.”

Some Islanders Don't Dig Federal Plan To Dig In San Juan Islands Monument

KUOW | May 25, 2017

The Trump administration has given an initial thumbs-up for research students to dig in a rare wildflowers meadow in the San Juan Islands National Monument.

What The Northwest Could Learn From Japan's Eco-Friendly 'Smart Homes'

OPB/EarthFix | May 22, 2017

Japan's "smart homes" combine solar panels, electric cars and batteries not only to save energy but also to supply their own power when disaster strikes.

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Environment | Politics

WA Senator's Temporary Job Ends At EPA

OPB/EarthFix | May 25, 2017 2:45 p.m. | Portland

Washington state Sen. Doug Ericksen has finished his temporary job for the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency.  

Environment | Fish & Wildlife

Oregon, California Governors Request Salmon Disaster Assistance

OPB/EarthFix | May 25, 2017 noon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and California Gov. Jerry Brown are calling for a federal disaster declaration in response to two years of dismal ocean salmon fishing seasons.

Environment

Trump's Budget Proposes Selling Off BPA Grid

NWPR/EarthFix | May 24, 2017 3:30 p.m.

President Trump’s proposed budget includes a plan to sell off the Bonneville Power Administration's transmission assets.

Environment | Energy

Sale Of Storage Tanks Raises Concerns About An Oil Terminal In Oregon

OPB/EarthFix | May 23, 2017 5:45 p.m.

A proposal by Portland General Electric to sell nine oil storage tanks on the lower Columbia River has raised concerns about a potential oil-by-rail terminal in Oregon.

Water | News | Environment | local

Oregon Rules Portland Must Build Costly Water Treatment Facility

OPB | May 23, 2017 10 a.m. | Portland

The Portland Water Bureau learned this month it has lost a key exemption to federal water testing rules, meaning the city must build a water treatment facility.

Environment

Culvert Case Decision A 'Win For Salmon' In Washington

NWPR/EarthFix | May 22, 2017 2:45 p.m.

A big court decision could open up new habitat for salmon in Washington and end up costing the state billions of dollars.

Environment | Energy

BPA Cancels Controversial Transmission Line In SW Washington

OPB/EarthFix | May 18, 2017 11:42 a.m.

A controversial high-voltage transmission line running from East Multnomah County to Southwest Washington has been canceled.

Sustainability | Agriculture | Environment

Weeds And Herbicides Puts An Organic Farm At Odds With Neighboring Growers In Oregon

NWPR/EarthFix | May 17, 2017 9:25 p.m. | Moro, Oregon

Sherman County, Oregon, is debating what to do about a large organic farm accused of letting its weeds spread onto neighboring fields.

Environment | Climate change | Communities | Election

Oregon Voters Could See More Community Rights Measures Going Forward

OPB/EarthFix | May 17, 2017 2:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The concept of community rights stems from the idea that local communities should have say over corporate projects that could cause local harm. 

Technology | Environment | Climate change | Water | Science

Can Seattleā€™s Seawall Defend The City And Protect Salmon, Too?

KCTS9/EarthFix | May 16, 2017 6 p.m. | Seattle

Seattle’s newly constructed seawall is a $410 million infrastructure project that’s doubling as a massive science experiment.

Sustainability | Environment

Would You Compost Your Body? | Terrestrial

KUOW | May 16, 2017 5 a.m.

In the episode of terrestrial, we head to North Carolina to see a body laid to rest, in a compost pile. It was … an experience worth hearing.

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Can Seattle's Seawall Protect The City's Waterfront While Protecting Fish?

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Terrestrial: The Choices We Make In A World We Have Changed

Listen or subscribe to the new Terrestrial podcast hosted by former KUOW/EarthFix reporter Ashley Ahearn.

Birth Defect Investigation Offers No Answers To Grieving Families In E. Washington

NWPR/EarthFix | May 11, 2017

A cluster of fatal birth defects has left several families in Eastern Washington mourning the loss of children they will never know.


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