David Steves is an editor with OPB's Science & Environment unit. Previously he was the founding editor of EarthFix, an environmental journalism collaboration led by Oregon Public Broadcasting in partnership with six other public media stations in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. During its run from 2011-18, EarthFix and its journalists won a variety of honors for their radio, television and digital journalism, including Emmy, RTNDA/Murrow, Society of Professional Journalists, Online News Association, Society of Environmental Journalists and American Association for the Advancement of Science awards.
David previously worked as state capital bureau chief for the Register-Guard newspaper in Eugene. Before that, David worked at the Statesman Journal as a reporter, editor and columnist in Salem.
David earned a bachelor's degree at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.
Environment | News | local | Climate change
Climate change is playing out in significant ways in Oregon in the form of more severe wildfires, lower summer stream flows and diminishing winter snowpacks.
Water | Environment | News | local
A federal judge has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to rewrite its pollution cleanup plans for Oregon rivers.
Water | Environment | News | local
A court order will require the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to start issuing water pollution permits for older ones that have expired, known as "zombie permits."
Environment | Land | Politics | local | Sustainability | News | Forestry | Science
The way we dealt with wildfire for much of the 20th century was mostly dead wrong. That, we've known for decades. So why do we keep getting it so wrong when it comes to living with wildfire?
Four West Coast senators are calling on the Trump administration to declare a salmon fishery emergency and provide aid to economically struggling coastal communities.
A controversial high-voltage transmission line running from East Multnomah County to Southwest Washington has been canceled.
Environment | Food | Fish & Wildlife | Water
People who eat fish from Washington state waters will be protected by a combination of new federal and state pollution rules.
The government and a conservation group both are offering reward money for help find whoever killed a federally protected gray wolf in South-Central Oregon.
A county planning commission has given its approval to a rail expansion in the same stretch of the Columbia River Gorge where a Union Pacific oil train derailed and burst into flames.
Voters in the Columbia River Gorge approved a measure aimed at blocking Nestle from putting in a water bottling plant. But four months later, activists are still protesting.
Environment | Air | News | NW Life | local | Portland's Toxic Air Problem
Southeast Portland air near a manufacturing plant run by Precision Castparts is polluted with unhealthy levels of the heavy metals nickel, hexavalent chromium and arsenic, according to the latest batch of air monitoring data.
Seattle's greenhouse gas emissions fell by 6 percent over a six-year period, according to a new report. It cautions that despite the progress, the city is off the pace needed to reach 2030 carbon-cutting goals.
Washington environmental regulators will soon find out if their new water-quality rule is good enough for the Environmental Protection Agency.
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