How Salmon Sex Shapes Landscapes And Watersheds

NWPR/EarthFix | Oct. 20, 2017

It may have taken millions of years, but researchers have found that the way salmon reproduce has shaped our watersheds and landscapes.

Washington Residents Are Warned Their Recyclables Will End Up In Landfills

NWPR/EarthFix | Oct. 20, 2017

Washington recyclers are worried they could soon have no place to send discarded paper and plastics. China has decided the U.S. is letting food and garbage contaminate too much of its recyclables.

Oregon's New Air Pollution Rules Are Already Being Debated

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 19, 2017

Oregon is proposing new air pollution rules that would set limits on the total health risk a polluter can pose to its neighbors.

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Deadly Plant Disease Confirmed For First Time In Pacific Northwest Fir Trees

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 19, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

For the first time, scientists have found a deadly plant disease infecting fir trees in the Pacific Northwest.

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Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Chetco Bar Fire Area

OPB | Oct. 18, 2017 12:29 p.m.

A flash flood watch is in effect Thursday for the Chetco Bar Fire area, 16 miles west of Selma, Oregon.

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Vancouver Port Commissioner Race On Pace To Hit $1 Million

OPB | Oct. 18, 2017 noon

A race for a commissioner seat with the Port of Vancouver is proving to be one of the most expensive port races in recent history. So far, both candidates have raised just under $1 million.

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Southern Oregon Megafire May Help Suppress Devastating Tree Disease

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 17, 2017 2 p.m. | Brookings, Oregon

Crews working the Chetco Bar wildfire had more to consider than just the flames once it spread into a quarantine zone where a disease was devastating trees.

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Reviving Black Diamond's Coal Mine In Seattle's Green Shadow

KUOW/EarthFix | Oct. 16, 2017 5:19 p.m. | Seattle

Coal mining could be coming back in the Northwest to an old coal mine in southeast King County.

Environment

Oregon's Congressional Push To Get EPA To Clean Up Polluted Portland Harbor

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 16, 2017 5 p.m.

Oregon’s Congressional delegation is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to move forward with clean-up plans for the Portland Harbor Superfund site without further delay.

local | Election | Energy | Environment | Politics

Vancouver Port Race Turns Personal As Candidate Files Protection Order

OPB | Oct. 14, 2017 4:21 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Port of Vancouver candidate Kris Greene has filed a temporary protection order from harassment against his former campaign strategist and volunteer.

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Prosecutors: Southwest Washington Poaching Bust Is Unprecedented

OPB | Oct. 12, 2017 6:01 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Seven people have been charged with nearly 200 criminal counts related to illegal hunting in southwest Washington and parts of Oregon — one of the largest poaching busts in recent memory.

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Oregon Poised To Send Recycling To Landfills

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 12, 2017 6 p.m.

Oregon regulators have received more than a dozen requests from companies that want to throw recyclable materials into landfills.

Energy | Fish & Wildlife | Environment

Salmon-Friendly Rulings On Columbia, Snake Dams Could Be Overturned By Congress

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 12, 2017 4:35 p.m.

A bill sponsored by several U.S. House members from the Northwest aims to overturn two recent court decisions to protect salmon from harmful effects of Columbia and Snake river dams.

Featured

Oregon Scientist Hunts For New Species In One Man’s Backyard

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 19, 2017

You don’t have to delve into the densest rain forest or the deepest ocean trench to discover new species. Chris Marshall finds them in the most familiar places.

Invasive 'Devil Fish' Plague Mexico's Waters. Can't Beat 'Em? Eat 'Em

NPR | Oct. 18, 2017

The armored catfish erodes shorelines and devastates marine plants, earning its nefarious nickname. So researchers, chefs and fishermen are trying to rebrand it by promoting its flavor and nutrition.

Southern Oregon Megafire May Help Suppress Devastating Tree Disease

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 17, 2017

Crews working the Chetco Bar wildfire had more to consider than just the flames once it spread into a quarantine zone where a disease was devastating trees.


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