Regulators Discuss New Plans For Nuclear Waste At Hanford


Federal and state energy regulators will hold back-to-back meetings in Portland on Tuesday for a proposal to reclassify some of the high-level nuclear waste at the Hanford Site in Washington.

After Midterms, Democrats Hope To 'Change The Narrative' On Environmental Rollbacks


Democrats are making Trump's environmental rollbacks and climate denial a big issue in swing races this fall. If they take the House, they plan lots of oversight hearings and tough questions.

Climate Change Could Make Beer Prices Double, Study Says


The price of a six-pack in the U.S. could rise by $1 to $8 because of drought and heat. As one of the researchers says, it's "another way climate change will suck."

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Sea Lion Shuttle Service Not A Solution To Lethal Removal At Willamette Falls

Wildlife managers have asked for permission to kill sea lions at Willamette Falls to save threatened fish. Their attempt to relocate the animals have not solved the problem.

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Cannon Beach Has A Rabbit Problem

Cannon Beach residents are split between those who love the rabbits and those who want to be rid of them.

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Can Genome Sequencing Help Northwest Orcas Recover?

Could genome sequencing help save a declining population of  Pacific Northwest orcas?

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Backcountry Huts Draw Skiers Into A 3-Day Three Sisters Adventure

Three beginning skiers take on a 22-mile trek through the Three Sisters backcountry. A unique hut system makes this three-day trip attainable, safer and certainly more comfortable.

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Opponents Say Portland Clean Energy Measure Could Cost More Than Originally Thought

Opponents of Portland’s gross receipts tax measure say the initiative could actually cost Portland residents more than initially expected. Proponents aren't buying it.

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The Search Is On For Every Bee Species In Oregon

No one knows just what bee species live in Oregon, which means we can’t even begin to track if they’re declining. A statewide project wants to change that.

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Feds Propose Listing Rare Humboldt Marten As A Threatened Species

Only a few hundred Humboldt martens are left, living in small coastal pockets of forest in Northern California and Southern Oregon.

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Why Many Northwest Animals And Plants Need Wildfire

Not all wildfire is a force of destruction. Many of our favorite Northwest plants and animals have evolved to depend on it.

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Gov. Kate Brown Wants Environmental Rules Upheld In Oregon When Feds Roll Them Back

If passed, the Oregon Environmental Protection Act would solidify a statewide policy opposing environmental deregulation.

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Grand Ronde Launch Upstream Battle To Build A Fishing Platform At Willamette Falls

The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde launch a historic effort to build a fishing scaffold at Willamette Falls, but they're facing opposition from other tribes and Portland General Electric.


Public Lands Grazing Helps Ranchers, Sage Grouse, Study Says


Grazing restrictions on public lands may have unintended consequences for greater sage grouse, according to a recent study. The imperiled birds' habitat can be lost when ranching operations go under.

Why Many Northwest Animals And Plants Need Wildfire


Not all wildfire is a force of destruction. Many of our favorite Northwest plants and animals have evolved to depend on it.

Old Growth Could Be Key For Native Songbird Species To Beat Climate-Change Heat

OPB/EarthFix | Broadcast: Sept. 28, 2018

Increasingly hot and dry summers in Oregon and Washington have started to effect some of our most impressive travelers – the songbirds that migrate thousands of miles to breed here each spring.

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