Trump Eases Rules For Bird-Killing Wind Turbines, Power Lines

OPB/EarthFix

Most birds in the United States have been protected under federal law. But now, to benefit the energy industry, the Trump administration has made a major change to how the law is enforced.

Some Columbia River Gorge Trail Closures Could Last Years

OPB

The U.S. Forest Service gave an update on the conditions of Columbia River Gorge trails Friday. They say some trails may take years to reopen.

U.S. Set To Decide In Trade Dispute Threatening Booming Solar Industry

NPR

President Trump is facing a Jan. 26 deadline to decide whether to impose tariffs on solar imports. While tariffs could help level the playing field for U.S. manfacturers, they could also raise prices.

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Washington DNR Wants More Time to Decide About Logging Unstable Slopes

Washington state public lands commissioner Hilary Franz is asking the legislature for more time to review proposals from timber companies to log potentially unstable slopes.

Environment | local | Fish & Wildlife

Northwest Sea Lion Saved From Certain Death Now Does Tricks In Chicago

A sea lion named Biff is one of a lucky few with new homes in zoos and aquariums after they were removed from the Columbia River to protect salmon.

Environment | News | Agriculture | local | Fish & Wildlife

Killing Wolves Might Protect 1 Farm's Livestock At Expense Of Others

A new study claims government killing of wolves can increase the risk to nearby farms, providing further evidence for the ineffectiveness of the so-called "lethal control" policy approach.

Environment | Climate change

Q&A: How Oregon's Cap And Trade System Would Work

Oregon lawmakers are considering a cap and trade program to reduce the state's contributions to climate change. How would that work?

Environment

King Tides Give Us A Glimpse Of The Pacific Northwest's Watery Future

In the winter, king tides give us a glimpse of the future: the homes and infrastructure likely to get flooded during the next few decades.

Politics | Environment | Nation | News | local

Wyden Calls For Audit Into Zinke's Use Of Wildfire Funds For Unrelated Travel

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden is calling for an investigation into Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s misuse of wildfire preparedness funds after news reports revealed Zinke used the funds for unrelated travel.

Environment | News | Energy

Court Approves Plan To Help Salmon By Spilling More Water Over Columbia River Dams

A federal judge has approved a plan to spill more water through dams in the Columbia River Basin this spring.

News | Politics | local | Climate change | Energy | Environment

Vancouver Port Votes To End Oil Terminal Lease In March

The Port of Vancouver’s Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to put a March 31 end date on a lease with Vancouver Energy.

Flora and Fauna | Communities | Water | Fish & Wildlife | Environment

Oregon Sues Monsanto For PCB Clean-Up Costs

Oregon is suing the agro-chemical company Monsanto to help clean up toxic chemicals in the environment.

Environment

Money From Carbon Tax Should Go to Rural Communities, Commissioner Says

Washington’s commissioner of public lands is calling on the state legislature to put a price on carbon.

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Northwest Sea Lion Saved From Certain Death Now Does Tricks In Chicago

OPB/EarthFix

A sea lion named Biff is one of a lucky few with new homes in zoos and aquariums after they were removed from the Columbia River to protect salmon.

Collecting Lichen To Save The Last Caribou In The Lower 48

Northwest News Network

The last herd of caribou found anywhere in the lower 48 states is in the Pacific Northwest. They live in a mountain range that that stretches across the U.S.-Canada border into northeastern Washington and the Idaho panhandle.

King Tides Give Us a Glimpse of the Pacific Northwest's Watery Future

KUOW/EarthFix

In the winter, king tides give us a glimpse of the future: the homes and infrastructure likely to get flooded during the next few decades.


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