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Warm Waters Off West Coast Have Lingering Effects For Salmon

AP | Sept. 17, 2017 3:20 p.m.

The mass of warm water known as "the blob" that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing the lingering effects of those unusually warm temperatures on salmon and steelhead.

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Are Environmentalists To Blame For All These Fires?

Jefferson Public Radio | Sept. 14, 2017 5:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Conservatives are arguing that if loggers had been allowed to cut more trees, we wouldn’t be having all these fires. But scientists say it's not that simple.

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Irma Weakens Into Tropical Storm As It Grinds Through Florida

NPR | Sept. 11, 2017 5:43 a.m.

In large swaths of Florida, Irma has brought dangerous floodwaters, knocking out power and turning human possessions into debris.

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Nation's Largest Wildfire Burning More Than 180,000 Acres In Southwest Oregon

OPB | Sept. 8, 2017 1:20 p.m. | Portland

Before the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge became the nation’s top priority wildfire, it was the Chetco Bar Fire near Brookings.

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Wildfires Across Pacific Northwest Take A Toll On Local Economies

OPB | Sept. 7, 2017 2:01 p.m. | Cascade Locks, Oregon

Many small towns across Oregon, Washington and Idaho are wrestling with the economic effects of wildfires.

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Climate Change Is Making Smoky, Unhealthy Air More Common

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 7, 2017 7:45 a.m. | Portland

As climate change plays out in the Northwest, more smoky, unhealthy air will come along with hotter, drier summers and bigger wildfires.

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Rain May Give Fire-Ravaged Southwest Oregon A Brief Break

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 6, 2017 5 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The Chetco Bar Fire is still the largest fire burning in Washington and Oregon.

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Oregon Sen. Merkley Hoping For More 'Climate Champions' In Texas After Harvey

OPB | Sept. 4, 2017 7:59 p.m.

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley says the flooding in Texas and this weekend's latest spate of fires in Oregon ought to disabuse skeptics of climate change.

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Trump Policy Reversal Raises Concerns For Northwest's National Parks

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 4, 2017 9:30 a.m.

Advocates are worried that Trump administration policy changes will damage the ability of national parks to deal with climate change.

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Rescue Teams From The Northwest Deploy To Texas

OPB | Aug. 28, 2017 4:18 p.m.

The Oregon Air National Guard has sent a search and rescue team to help as flood waters rise in Texas. The U.S. Coast Guard is also deploying its teams, including 20 people from Oregon and Washington.

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