Environment | Climate change | Energy

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

OPB/EarthFix | March 24, 2017 4:28 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

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

Climate change | Economy | Environment | News | Business | Energy | local

Carbon Tax Floated As Possible Replacement To Inslee's 'Clean Air Rule'

Northwest News Network | March 14, 2017 6:15 a.m.

Polluting industries in Washington state don't like Gov. Jay Inslee's cap on carbon emissions — and they don't think it's legal.

News | Environment | Land use | Climate change | local

Conservation Group Maps Land Protection Strategy In 3 Western States

AP | March 12, 2017 12:24 p.m. | Boise

A conservation group has created maps identifying key landscapes in three Western states most likely to sustain native species amid climate change and is distributing money to protect private lands in those areas through use-limiting easements or outright purchases.

Environment | Climate change

How Future Superstorms Could Overwhelm Today's Wastewater Infrastructure

KUOW/EarthFix | March 10, 2017 6:10 p.m. | Seattle

Raw sewage dumps aren’t as rare as we’d like to think. And intense rain events -- which climate change will make more common -- could make these spills more necessary without infrastructure upgrades.

Politics | Climate change | Science | Environment | News | Nation | Energy

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Questions Basic Facts About Climate Change

NPR | March 9, 2017 8:54 a.m.

In an interview with CNBC, President Trump's EPA administrator said he did not believe carbon dioxide is a major contributor to global warming.

Environment | Climate change

Carbon Tax? Cap and Trade? Oregon Lawmakers Weigh Options For Reducing Emissions

OPB/EarthFix | March 1, 2017 5:45 p.m.

Supporters and opponents weighed in on five bills that would reduce Oregon's carbon emissions at a joint committee hearing in Salem Wednesday.

Environment | Climate change | Energy

World's Largest Methanol Plant Lands Key Permit Approval From A Washington County

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 27, 2017 5:30 p.m.

Cowlitz County has approved a key permit for a controversial methanol plant proposed on the Columbia River. Opponents plan to appeal the decision.

Transportation | Climate change | Agriculture | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Water | Energy

Lawsuit Seeks To Keep Columbia And Snake Rivers Cold For Salmon

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 23, 2017 10 a.m.

A lawsuit filed by salmon advocates calls for the Environmental Protection Agency to pick up where it left off in 2003 in considering steps to lower temperatures in the Columbia and Snake rivers.

Air | Environment | Climate change | Pacific Ocean

A Blob In The Ocean Means More Ozone In The Air

KUOW/EarthFix | Feb. 15, 2017 4:16 p.m. | Seattle

A University of Washington scientist discovered surprising spikes in air pollution in recent years. What was even more surprising was their cause.

Air | Sustainability | Environment | Climate change | Energy

Oregon DEQ Says Cap And Trade Could Reduce Carbon Emissions At Lower Costs

OPB/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.


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