Longview Energy Project Backers Expand Proposal

OPB | Sept. 03, 2015

Waterside Energy announces plans to expand its proposed energy project in Longview, Washington. In addition to a crude oil refinery, the company now wants to handle liquified petroleum gas.

Explainer Video: How Firefighters Combat Wildfires

KCTS9/EarthFix | Sept. 02, 2015

More than 43,000 wildfires have burned about 8.2 million acres across the country this year -- and there’s another month of the typical fire season to come.

Pumping Water From A Cascades Lake to Irrigate Orchards

NWPR/EarthFix | Sept. 01, 2015

A drought plan for Washington’s Yakima basin calls for a mountain lake to be partially drained to provide more water for agriculture. That’s struck a nerve with some conservation groups and homeowners.

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Parched Olympic Peninsula Eyes New Reservoir

KUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 31, 2015 midnight

The Northwest's drought and the threat of climate change are giving new momentum to a decades-old proposal for a new reservoir in Western Washington. 

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Wildfire Smoke And Outdoor Theater Don't Mix

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 24, 2015 10:15 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

In Ashland, home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the “show-must-go-on” mantra of the theater has given way to continuous air quality checks and tough show-time decisions.

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Afternoon Fishing Restrictions Lifted In Oregon

OPB | Sept. 1, 2015 2:11 p.m.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife rolled back afternoon fishing restrictions Tuesday for most rivers around the state.

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Fishing Restrictions Temporarily Lifted In NE Oregon

OPB | Sept. 3, 2015 12:05 p.m. | Portland

Fishing restrictions on 10 bodies of water in Northeast Oregon have been temporarily lifted, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Human-Caused Fires Strain Resources In The Northwest

OPB | Sept. 2, 2015 10:19 a.m.

At least 12 wildfires in the Northwest this season were human-caused, but dozens more remain under investigation.

Energy | News | Environment | Renewable energy

Obama's Alaska Trip Prompts Arctic Drilling Protest

OPB | Aug. 31, 2015 3:30 p.m. | Portland

People protesting oil drilling in the Arctic marched through downtown Portland Monday, and held a “die-in.” They're trying to send President Obama a message as he travels to Alaska this week.

Energy | News | Environment | Pacific Ocean

Draft Environmental Review Released For Oil Terminals On Washington Coast

KUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 31, 2015 3:22 p.m.

The public has until Oct. 29 to comment on the draft environmental review for two controversial oil terminals on the Washington coast.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Pacific Ocean | Water

Marine Life Struggles In Hood Canal's Low-Oxygen Waters

KUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 31, 2015 3:02 p.m. | Hoodsport, Washington

It’s common during the summer for fish to struggle for oxygen in Washington's Hood Canal. But the lack of oxygen is at record lows, researchers say, forcing fish up out of the depths, gasping for air.

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Oil And More: Longview Energy Company Proposes Expansion

OPB | Aug. 28, 2015 7 p.m.

The proposed expansion outlines a liquefied petroleum gas and crude oil transfer terminal.

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USFS Spends $10M Per Day On Wildfires In Oregon

OPB | Aug. 28, 2015 12:40 p.m.

The U.S. Forest Service is spending $10 million a day fighting wildfires in Oregon and about $150 million per week nationwide.

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What's The Deal With Dam Removals?

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 27, 2015 4:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Dams continue to come down on rivers all over the Northwest. But is this a permanent trend?

Land | Climate change | Environment

Q&A: The Wildfire-Climate-Change Connection

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 26, 2015 4:03 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Here are some of the big questions — and answers — about the connection between climate change and wildfires.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment

Killing Seabirds To Save Salmon On The Columbia

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 26, 2015 noon

Using rifles with silencers under the cover of night, government officials have killed 158 cormorants on an island in the Columbia River in a controversial effort to save salmon.

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Marine Life Struggles In Hood Canal's Low-Oxygen Waters

KUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 31, 2015

It’s common during the summer for fish to struggle for oxygen in Washington's Hood Canal. But the lack of oxygen is at record lows, researchers say, forcing fish up out of the depths, gasping for air.

Wildlife Detectives: A Special Report

Wrongdoers are profiting from their deadly exploitation of Northwest wildlife, from elk and deer to sturgeon and shellfish. But law enforcement and private citizens are out to stop these crimes against nature.

Wildlife Detectives: A Special Report | June 02, 2015


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