OPB | Feb. 16, 2017
The bill would create a task force that would study the feasibility and cost of pursuing such transfers. Conservation groups oppose it.
NPR | Feb. 17, 2017
Discussions of a border wall happen at the intersection of environmental and civil rights.
NPR | Feb. 17, 2017
The Trump administration faces protests for its plan to aggressively rein in the EPA, an agency created by President Richard Nixon. But environmental protection was not always so politically divisive.
Energy | Sustainability | Climate change | Air | EnvironmentOPB/EarthFix | Feb. 15, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Portland
Reducing carbon emissions in Oregon could be achieved through an approach known as cap and trade with little impact on the state’s overall economy, according to a new study.
Richard Whitman, a former policy advisor to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, will remain director of Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality.
Land use | Environment | News | localOPB | Feb. 14, 2017 3:10 p.m. | Portland
A group of counties that gets revenue from logging lands within the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument boundaries is suing the federal government.
Two new members of Oregon’s State Land Board voted Tuesday to move forward with the controversial sale of the Elliott State Forest despite opposition from Gov. Kate Brown.
Land | Science | Climate change | Environment | localOPB | Feb. 14, 2017 11:13 a.m. | Mount Hood, Oregon
The spectacular glacier caves of Mount Hood collapsed and disappeared completely within just a few years of their discovery. Scientists are only now learning what happened.
More than 100 people turned out Monday during a public meeting in Cle Elum to voice their opinions on reintroducing grizzly bears to Washington's North Cascades. Seven more meetings are planned.
Farmers rely on fungicides to prevent those brown spots that can ruin an otherwise perfectly delicious apple. But, it turns out, those fungicides could be hurting honey bees.
News | Environment | Water | localOPB | Feb. 13, 2017 5:08 p.m. | Portland
The Portland Water Bureau is taking its Bull Run water supply offline while it studies a parasite that’s been repeatedly detected, in very small amounts, in the water.
The State Land Board is consider new approaches to keep the Elliott State Forest under public ownership without continuing to lose money.