Oregon's Air Is Getting Worse, According To American Lung Association


Oregon’s air is getting worse — according to a new report from the American Lung Association

Increased Protections Sought For Coho Salmon In Oregon Coastal Rivers


Twenty environmental groups are calling on Oregon to protect imperiled coho salmon with more restrictions on logging and roadbuilding in coastal forests.

Salmon Conference Calls For Innovative Solutions To Protect Fish

Northwest Public Broadcasting

What to do with the four Lower Snake River dams and how to best protect imperiled salmon have been a tough questions for decades. They were the focus at a conference on salmon in Boise Tuesday.

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Protesters Arrested At Zenith Oil Terminal

Police arrest 11 protesters from the environmental group Extinction Rebellion Portland, which built a small garden that blocked Zenith Energy's Portland railroad terminal.

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Oregon Emergency Director To Visit Flooded Counties After Declining To Declare A Disaster

Local and tribal officials in eastern Oregon are pushing for Gov. Kate Brown to declare a state of emergency to help pay for the aftermath of extensive flooding. 

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Group Plants Garden On Oil Terminal Tracks To Protest Portland Climate Action

An environmental group has blocked railroad tracks at Zenith Energy's oil-by-rail terminal in Northwest Portland, demanding "local and systemic action" against climate change.

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Controversial Kalama Methanol Plant May Be Misleading Public, Regulators

Backers of a controversial Kalama, Washington, methanol plant are selling the project as an opportunity to tap into China's fuel market — which is not what they're selling the public.

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Salmon Fisheries Set As Managers Start Process To Protect Endangered Orcas

With fishery limits now set, attention turns to rebuilding "overfished" salmon runs and protecting Southern Resident orcas.

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Study: Visitors To Smoke-Filled Southern Oregon Plan On Returning

The survey found that 85% of visitors who visited the region during smoky summers said they would return — though maybe not in the late summer. 

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Multnomah Falls Trails Closed Indefinitely Due To Unstable Rock

The closure affects the trail between Benson Bridge and the upper overlook at Multnomah Falls, as well as part of the connecting Wahkeena Trail.

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How Land Managers Select Prescribed Fire Areas

With wildfire season coming up, land managers are working to improve forest health and protect Northwest communities. One way is by lighting small burns, known as prescribed fires.

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New Technology Will Help Northwest Forest Managers Assess Wildfire Danger

The new system is being adopted by a limited number of fire agencies and national forests in time for fire season.

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The Cost Of Clean Water In Warm Springs

A drinking water system puts people’s health at risk, but the alternatives are hugely expensive, and how to pay hits a nerve on the reservation.

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