Protecting Farmworkers From Pesticides By Sheltering Them Indoors Draws Skepticism

OPB/EarthFix

Proposed rules designed to protect Oregon farmworkers from pesticide exposure has both farmers and worker advocates on edge.

'A Lot More Work To Do' To Recover Snake River Chinook, Steelhead

NWPR/EarthFix

The federal government announced plans to help three threatened fish in the Snake River Basin. They recommend habitat improvements — but stop short of suggesting breaching the Lower Snake River dams.

Ocean Trash: What You Need To Know

KCTS9/EarthFix

Here’s what you need to know about the trash that’s piling up on Pacific Northwest beaches and around the world’s oceans.

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EPA Targets 2 Pacific Northwest Superfund Sites for Expedited Cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency says it’s targeting a former creosote plant in the Seattle suburb of Renton for “immediate attention.”

News | local | Arts | Air | Environment | Portland's Toxic Air Problem

Health Report Due This Month Delayed As Bullseye Glass Launches Federal Case

A key health report on air quality near Bullseye Glass has pushed back to 2018 as the company launches a federal case against the state.

local | Business | News | Health | Environment | Politics | Portland's Toxic Air Problem

Bullseye Glass Sues Oregon Governor, Regulatory Agencies

The company's lawsuit claims Oregon regulators inappropriately targeted the art glass maker.

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EPA Targeting Portland Superfund Site For 'Immediate, Intense' Attention

The EPA announced Friday that it has listed the Portland Harbor Superfund Site as one of 21 sites it plans to target.

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California Billionaire Tom Steyer Sees Oregon As Key Player In Climate Change Battle

California billionaire and environmental activist Tom Steyer is hoping Oregon will be the next state to fight the Trump administration’s policies on climate change.

Environment | News

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon National Monument Faces An Uncertain Future

Will President Trump shrink the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument? 

Environment

Options Get Narrowed For Future Of Snake, Columbia Dams And Salmon

Federal agencies are a step closer to deciding how best to manage the Columbia River system and protect endangered fish.

Energy | Environment

Oil Train Safety Rules Getting Rolled Back By Trump Administration

The Trump administration is rolling back a requirement for trains carrying highly explosive liquids — like the oil trains that run through the Columbia River Gorge.

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Wildlife Cameras Capture The Secret Lives Of Predators In The City

A researcher collects and studies tens of thousands of trail camera photos to better understand the wild predators living among us the Northwest's most urbanized place.

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Oregon Sending Help To Battle Growing Southern California Fires

Strike teams from across Oregon are en route to Southern California where a series of fast-moving fires continue to rip through the Los Angeles area.

Environment

NASA, Scientists Want Help Measuring The Snow

A team of Northwest scientists and NASA are asking snowshoers, snowmobilers, and skiers in Washington and Oregon to measure snow depth in the backcountry.

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Wildlife Cameras Capture The Secret Lives Of Predators In The City

KCTS9/EarthFix

A researcher collects and studies tens of thousands of trail camera photos to better understand the wild predators living among us the Northwest's most urbanized place.

In The Future We Might Farm Fish on Land Instead Of In The Sea

KUOW/EarthFix

This summer's fish escape has anti-fish farm advocates saying it’s better to farm salmon in tanks, on land.

Without Chinese Buyers, Northwest Recycling Becomes Trash

OPB/EarthFix

Northwest recycling companies are scrambling to find markets for our paper and plastic as China cracks down on waste imports.


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