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Gold And Copper Mining In The Rainy Shadow Of A Volcano

KUOW/EarthFix | Sept. 21, 2017 11:43 a.m. | Morton, Washington

The Forest Service has given a Canadian company permission to explore for gold and copper in the shadow of Mount St. Helens.

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Judge OKs Lawsuit Seeking Better Protection Of Puget Sound

AP | Sept. 20, 2017 7:57 a.m. | Seattle

Washington's Department of Ecology faces the possibility of losing millions of dollars in federal money after a judge Tuesday declined to dismiss a lawsuit brought by an Oregon-based environmental group.

Water | Fish & Wildlife | Climate change | local | Environment | Pacific Ocean | News

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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DEQ Investigates Glen Creek Contamination After Fish Go Belly-Up

Statesman Journal | Sept. 16, 2017 11:46 a.m.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is investigating a possible contamination of Glen Creek after dead fish were found floating in the water Friday.

Water | Food | Flora and Fauna | Science | Environment | Pacific Ocean

If You're Eating Shellfish, You're Eating Plastic

KCTS9/EarthFix | Sept. 14, 2017 1:40 p.m. | Seattle

Scientists predict that plastic in the ocean will eventually outweigh fish in the ocean. But how many of those plastics are ending up in our seafood, and where are they coming from?

Environment | local | News | Water | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Why The Eagle Creek Fire Is A Major Threat To Portland's Drinking Water

OPB | Sept. 7, 2017 5:07 p.m. | Portland

Of all the resources threatened by the Eagle Creek Fire, the Bull Run watershed may be the most critical. It's the drinking water source for about 1-in-4 Oregonians, and it's uniquely vulnerable to a fire.

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As School Begins, How Are Oregon Schools Doing On Lead Treatment?

OPB | Aug. 31, 2017 12:11 p.m. | Portland

The kids in Oregon's largest school district went back to school this week, and none of them were allowed to drink from school water fountains. 

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Shellfish Poison Levels Force Recreational Harvest Ban On Vashon Island

AP | Aug. 28, 2017 6:56 a.m. | Vashon, Washington

The Washington State Department of Health has closed all Vashon beaches, except Quartermaster Harbor, for recreational shellfish harvesting.

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Washington State Halts Salmon Farm Permits After Fish Escape

AP | Aug. 27, 2017 9:57 a.m. | Seattle

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has directed the Department of Ecology to put on hold any new permits for net pens after thousands of Atlantic salmon escaped into Puget Sound earlier this month from a damaged salmon farm.

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With School Starting, PPS Students Still Can't Drink From Water Fountains

OPB | Aug. 24, 2017 9:15 a.m.

Portland Public School students will still not be able to use school water fountains when the new academic year starts next week. 

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