How Sound Is Helping Scientists Save A Prehistoric Fish

IdahoPTV/EarthFix | March 27, 2017

The Kootenai River’s endangered white sturgeon are getting help from scientists who are using soundwaves to learn how sediment is building up and affecting the fish’s ability to reproduce.

What Can Northwest States Do In Face Of Federal Rollbacks On Climate Policy?

OPB/EarthFix | March 24, 2017

As the Trump administration rolls back climate policy, Northwest states are taking a stand. What could they feasibly do?

Court Orders More Spill Over Columbia River Dams In 2018

OPB/EarthFix | March 27, 2017

A judge has ordered federal agencies to spill more water over Columbia River dams to help threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead, though not until next year after testing.

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Renewable energy | Environment | News | Politics | Energy | Land | local

Govs. Inslee And Brown Band Together To Challenge Trump's Energy Plans

OPB | March 25, 2017 4:28 p.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington are banding together in support of clean energy.

Politics | Environment | Land | Recreation

Trump's Hiring Freeze Could Be Felt By Recreation Seekers On Public Lands

KUOW/EarthFix | March 23, 2017 5:45 p.m.

Public lands agencies are struggling to keep up with demands for rangers, trail maintenance – even toilet paper in outhouses. And the problem could get worse under President Trump’s hiring freeze.

Environment | History | News | Water | Pacific Ocean | local | Fish & Wildlife

A Forgotten Hero's Shipwreck Imperils Washington's Oysters

OPB | March 26, 2017 12:30 p.m. | Bay Center, Washington

Bay Center residents in Southwest Washington feared the worst when a neglected boat began to sink in the Palix River. Leaking oil was a concern to local oyster farmers in nearby Willapa Bay.

Environment

Controversial Logging Project Debated In NE Oregon

NWPR/EarthFix | March 24, 2017 6 p.m.

A forest project in Northeastern Oregon is igniting a debate over what constitutes thinning for wildfire prevention and forest health. Is it a "logging loophole" or a desperately needed project?

local | News | Environment | Energy

Vancouver Approves Ethanol Terminal Without Crude Oil

OPB | March 24, 2017 5:30 p.m.

An oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver is off the table. The city approved a plan that would allow NuStar to ship and store ethanol, under the condition that it drop its proposal to handle crude oil.

Environment | Energy

Volkswagen Settlement Fuels A Fight To Phase Out Dirty Old Diesel Engines

OPB/EarthFix | March 23, 2017 6:15 p.m. | Portland

The Northwest is in line to receive millions of dollars through a settlement with Volkswagen Group. Some say that money could help crack down on old diesel trucks, buses and construction equipment.

Environment

Oregon DEQ Prepares For Big Staff Cuts Under Trump

OPB/EarthFix | March 21, 2017 4:45 p.m.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality staff expect to lose more than 30 people in the agency’s core programs because of President Trump’s cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency budget.

Water | Environment | Recreation

Seattle's Gas Works Park About To Undergo Toxic Cleanup

KUOW/EarthFix | March 20, 2017 5:15 p.m. | Seattle

One of Seattle's most popular parks was built on an industrial site where toxics have yet to be completely removed from the soil.

local | Environment | NW Life

Bend Says Goodbye To 'Oregon Field Guide' Host Steve Amen

OPB | March 18, 2017 9:05 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

OPB members and guests from around Central Oregon said goodbye to "Oregon Field Guide" host Steve Amen, who is retiring after 28 years on the show.

Land use | Environment | Energy

It's Round 3 For Jordan Cove LNG Terminal And Pipeline

OPB/EarthFix | March 17, 2017 12:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

After being denied by federal regulators last years, backers of the liquefied natural gas project are starting again.

Environment | NW Life

Good News For Farmers — Most Oregon Reservoirs Are Full

OPB | March 17, 2017 5 a.m.

The wet and cold winter may have been a doozy for urban Oregonians, but for farmers all that snow was good news.

Economy | News | Environment | NW Life

Washington Supreme Court Upholds Oil Terminal Process

OPB | March 16, 2017 6:15 p.m. | Portland

The Washington Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Port of Vancouver and Tesoro-Savage, and against environmental groups.

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Volkswagen Settlement Fuels A Fight To Phase Out Dirty Old Diesel Engines

OPB/EarthFix | March 23, 2017

The Northwest is in line to receive millions of dollars through a settlement with Volkwagen Group. Some say that money could help crack down on old diesel trucks, buses and construction equipment.

A Forgotten Hero's Shipwreck Imperils Washington's Oysters

OPB | March 26, 2017

Bay Center residents in Southwest Washington feared the worst when a neglected boat began to sink in the Palix River. Leaking oil was a concern to local oyster farmers in nearby Willapa Bay.

Controversial Logging Project Debated In NE Oregon

NWPR/EarthFix | March 24, 2017

A forest project in Northeastern Oregon is igniting a debate over what constitutes thinning for wildfire prevention and forest health. Is it a "logging loophole" or a desperately needed project?


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