5 Most Important Environmental Issues Of 2017

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From Paris to the White House to the wildlands of the Pacific Northwest, the environment was big news in 2017. 

Protesters of Natural Gas Plant at the Port of Tacoma Acquitted

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On Thursday, two activists were acquitted of felony charges for protesting a liquefied natural gas plant currently under construction at the Port of Tacoma.

Officials 'Cautiously Optimistic' About Portland Harbor Clean Up After EPA Meeting

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A high-ranking EPA official visited Portland to meet with state and local leaders interested in understanding what it means to have the Portland Harbor Superfund Site targeted for immediate attention.

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Unknown Amount Of Gas Spilled Into N. Santiam River After Tanker Crash

A tanker carrying about 11,500 gallons of gas crashed after losing traction on black ice on Highway 22 near Idanha, Oregon.

local | News | Water | Environment

Portland Settles Utility Lawsuit Alleging Improper Spending For $10 Million

The city of Portland has reached a $10 million settlement in a long-running lawsuit alleging misspending of ratepayer dollars by the city’s water and sewer bureaus.

NW Life | Land | Environment | Transportation | local | Nation | Recreation | Entertainment

Oregon Field Guide Favorite Places 2017

“Hey, what’s your favorite place in Oregon?” That’s probably the most frequently asked question we hear on our travels while working for "Oregon Field Guide."

NW Life | Music | News | Environment | Politics | local | 2017: The Year In Review

OPB's 2017 Photos Of The Year

A look back at some of the most transcending images from the biggest stories of the year.

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Washington Updates Rules Protecting Farmworkers From Pesticides

The Environmental Protection Agency released rules a couple years back that increased protections for farmworkers. It’s up to states to adopt standards that are at least as protective.

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Magnitude 3.9 Earthquake Strikes Near Molalla, Felt In Portland

A 3.9 magnitude earthquake hit near Molalla, Oregon, about 30 miles south of Portland on Wednesday evening.

News | World | Land | Water | Environment | Science | Fish & Wildlife

Frogs, Fish And Farmers Feel Out Compromise On Deschutes River

With Central Oregon’s booming population growth, water is an increasingly important resource. And on the Upper Deschutes River, scarce water has become a big problem for wildlife and river habitat.

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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.

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

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.

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Bullseye Glass Sues Oregon Governor, Regulatory Agencies

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

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Oregon Field Guide Favorite Places 2017

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“Hey, what’s your favorite place in Oregon?” That’s probably the most frequently asked question we hear on our travels while working for "Oregon Field Guide."

Ocean Trash: What You Need To Know

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

Protecting Farmworkers From Pesticides By Sheltering Them Indoors Draws Skepticism

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


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