NWPR/EarthFix | May 27, 2015
The greater sage grouse is an iconic bird with habitat throughout 11 Western states. By the end of this September, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to make a decision about whether to add the bird to the Endangered Species List.
OPB | May 26, 2015
The push for cleaner fuels in Oregon and Washington has led to proposals that would bring the region more crude oil and a new refinery along the Columbia River.
KCTS9/EarthFix | May 26, 2015
Poachers are illegally harvesting and selling Puget Sound shellfish in back-alley deals. Detectives are on the case, trying to protect natural resources and public health.
Flora and Fauna | Fish & Wildlife | Water | local | News | EnvironmentJefferson Public Radio | May 26, 2015 12:05 p.m.
The federal government has been telling Oregon for over a decade that its rules to protect threatened coastal salmon are not up to snuff. Now, the state is faced with a loss of federal dollars unless it gets with the program.
Big money and human health are at stake when it comes to Puget Sound's most lucrative clams and the people charged with protecting them.
Energy | local | Environment | ForestryJefferson Public Radio | May 26, 2015 3:33 p.m.
When cancer comes calling, what if owners of small forest plots had another choice but to sell or to cut. That’s the premise of a pilot program being launched in Washington and Columbia counties of northwest Oregon.
Land | local | Environment | ForestryJefferson Public Radio | May 26, 2015 2:50 p.m.
Some of Oregon’s forest owners are seeking innovative ways to make a living off their land without logging it hard.
Fish & Wildlife | Sports | Climate change | Water | Communities | Recreation | NW Life | EnvironmentOPB | May 22, 2015 5:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon
Many lakes levels are lower this spring than they’ve been in 30 years. That's not just bad news for irrigators and fish. It means many boaters and anglers will be high and dry this summer.
Residents of an industrial neighborhood in Seattle say clouds of harmful dust from a recycling operation have been stinging their eyes, coating their tongues, and at times, making it difficult to breathe.
The Obama Administration is expected to announce a new clean water rule in the next few days, which has some Northwest farm groups worried what new regulations could mean for their operations.
Fish & Wildlife | local | Environment | News | OPB News BlogOPB | May 22, 2015 11:30 a.m. | Portland
Astoria officials and locals have been scratching their heads, trying to figure out how to get rid of the ubiquitous barking sea lions that have arrived by the thousands this year on the city's docks. But now, the city may be bringing in the big guns, or should I say, whale.
Biologists have confirmed that photos taken near Leavenworth in the Washington Cascades are of a gray wolf. This is the first time a wolf has been documented in this area the Cascades since 2000.
local | Environment | NewsOPB | May 21, 2015 4:40 p.m. | Bend, Oregon
This summer is expected to be dry and hot, and that means increased wildfire risk. Communities near range or forest land are especially vulnerable.