Without Chinese Buyers, Northwest Recycling Becomes Trash

OPB/EarthFix

Northwest recycling companies are scrambling to find markets for our paper and plastic as China cracks down on waste imports.

Why Pipeline Activists On Trial Say, 'We Had To Do It'

KUOW/EarthFix

A development in two climate activists' trial could set a new precedent for cases of climate change-related civil disobedience.

Biggest Chinook Salmon Haul Going to Sea Lions, Seals & Killer Whales

NWPR/EarthFix

West Coast seal and sea lion populations have recovered over the past 40 years. All those extra predators may be eating more chinook salmon than people are catching, according to a new study.

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Climate change | Energy | News | Environment

Final Report On Vancouver Oil Terminal Highlights Safety, Environmental Risks

A massive environmental review was released Tuesday night that could decide the fate of a controversial oil terminal in Vancouver.

Climate change | News | Environment

What Happens If We Have To Find Ways To Replicate Life On Earth? | Terrestrial

What if you looked around, saw where things are headed on this planet, and said to yourself, I want to start fresh. A group of scientists did just that. But things didn’t go as planned.

News | Environment

Salmon Industry Wants To Prepare For More Acidic Oceans

Carbon emissions are making the oceans more acidic. That’s long been known to harm shellfish, but new research shows more acidic water could take a toll on salmon as well.

News | Environment

Mount Everest Has A Poop Problem. A Team From Seattle Wants To Clean It Up.

Everyone poops. Even climbers on the world’s tallest mountain. But some Northwest volunteers have designed a way to clean up all that human waste.

Energy | News | Environment

A Controversial Oregon Transmission Line Gets The Go-Ahead

The federal government has approved plans for a controversial 300-mile transmission line that would cross public lands in eastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho.

Climate change | Fish & Wildlife | Forestry | Environment

The Problem With Wildfires: There Aren't Enough Of Them, Study Finds

Despite all the wildfires of the past three decades, Northwest forests are still growing faster than they burn. That's not necessarily a good thing.

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Economic Woes Linger In Oregon Communities Scarred By Wildfire

The wildfires are largely out in places like the Columbia River Gorge and the southern Oregon coast, but the economic fallout continues in many nearby communities.

Environment

The Damage Done: How Much Fixing Does The Chetco Bar Fire Need?

The Chetco Bar fire in southwestern Oregon was the state’s biggest wildfire of 2017. Now, specialists have assessed the damage to the landscape and repair work is getting underway.

News | Fish & Wildlife | local | Water | Environment

Yakama Nation Demands Accountability For Columbia River Sewage Spills

Members of the Yakama Nation say they want a seat at the table with local officials, environmental regulators and those responsible for spills in the Columbia River.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment

Wildlife Advocates Want Closer Look At Wolf Shot By Hunter

Wildlife advocates want Oregon Governor Kate Brown to reopen an investigation into an elk hunter’s shooting of a wolf in Eastern Oregon, which was initially ruled self defense.

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What Happens If We Have To Find Ways To Replicate Life On Earth? | Terrestrial

KUOW

What if you looked around, saw where things are headed on this planet, and said to yourself, I want to start fresh. A group of scientists did just that. But things didn’t go as planned.

Mount Everest Has A Poop Problem. A Team From Seattle Wants To Clean It Up.

NWPR/EarthFix

Everyone poops — even climbers on the world’s tallest mountain. But some Northwest volunteers have designed a way to clean up all that human waste.

The Problem With Wildfires: There Aren't Enough Of Them, Study Finds

OPB/EarthFix

Despite all the wildfires of the past three decades, Northwest forests are still growing faster than they burn. That's not necessarily a good thing.


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