Oil Refinery Could Be Built In Longview Or Elsewhere In The Northwest

OPB | April 15, 2015

An energy company's CEO says it's looking at several locations in Oregon and Washington as potential sites for what could be the West Coast’s first crude oil refinery in more than 25 years.

Sewer Water Beer Wins Oregon Regulators' Approval

OPB | April 15, 2015

State environmental regulators allow a wastewater treatment utility to give its recycled sewer water to a group of home brewers so they can turn it into beer.

Scientists Track Longest Mammal Migration Ever Recorded

OPB | April 15, 2015

A western gray whale has completed a nearly 14,000-mile journey from Sakhalin Island, Russia to Baja California, Mexico.

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Shell Arctic Drilling Rig Expected In Port Angeles

KUOW | April 16, 2015 1:15 p.m.

Port Angeles could offer Shell's Arctic drilling rig will make its first Washington stop in Port Angeles. The city on the Olympic Peninsula could offer a warmer welcome than it's expected to receive in Seattle.

Water | News | Environment | Energy

Refinery Proposed Last Year For Columbia River, Records Show

OPB | April 15, 2015 10:45 a.m. | Portland

Washington's Port of Longview says it is in talks with an energy company that last year submitted plans for a crude oil refinery on the Columbia River.

Air | News | Environment

EPA Awards Oregon $1.5M To Cut Diesel Emissions

OPB | April 15, 2015 10:44 a.m.

The grant will replace 23 heavy-duty, short-haul diesel trucks that, according to the EPA, drive more than 1.3 million miles every year in the Portland area.

Transportation | Environment | Energy

Washington Oil Train And Pipeline Safety Bill Advances

KUOW | April 14, 2015 5:45 p.m.

The Washington House gives its approval to a bill that would set higher oil train safety standards.

News | Flora and Fauna | Environment

Oregon Wolves May Leap Off State's Endangered List

OPB | April 14, 2015 5:23 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

State biologists are telling the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission there's enough evidence to consider taking the gray wolf off the state endangered species list.


Orcas Are Shouting Over Boat Noise – And It Might Be Making Them Hungry

KUOW | April 14, 2015 7 a.m.

New research details how increased vessel traffic noise could make life harder for endangered marine mammals.


NW Forestland Could Be Leased For Geothermal Development

KUOW | April 13, 2015 1 a.m.

Leases on federal forestland in Washington could provide key access to companies wanting to tap the earth’s heat for electricity generation.


Cascade Locks Presses Forward With Nestle Spring Water Deal

OPB | April 11, 2015 11:57 a.m.

The City of Cascade Locks and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife have filed paperwork for a water rights swap. The move would allow Nestle to bottle spring water in the Columbia Gorge.

Politics | local | Economy | News | Environment

Activists Urge Wyden To Stop 'Fast Track' Bill

OPB | April 8, 2015 6:33 p.m.

Labor and environmental advocates are urging Sen. Ron Wyden to oppose a bill that would "fast track" the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal.

Sustainability | Environment | Fish & Wildlife

Pot Grows Are Drying Up Streams In Northern California, Study Says

Jefferson Public Radio | April 8, 2015 6 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A study says illegal marijuana-growing operations are diverting so much water  from fish-bearing streams that it's threatening the survival of salmon and steelhead.


Special Report: Inside The Box

OPB | Jan. 12, 2015

Aging portable classrooms burden the grid, frustrate teachers and administrators and compromise student health.

What A Waste: A Special Report

Why We Have To Stop Throwing Food Away

EarthFix | April 16, 2015

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