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Vancouver Unveils New Waterfront At Grand Opening

Thousands of people gathered Saturday on the shore of the Columbia River to celebrate the grand opening of the much-anticipated Vancouver Waterfront park.  

Water | local | News | Politics | Health

More Staff, Funding Recommended In Response To Algal Toxin Water Crisis

The Oregon Legislature is considering allocating more than $1.2 million to better prepare state agencies for algal toxin contaminations in response to Salem's drinking water crisis this year.

Water | local | Environment | News | Agriculture | Recreation | Climate change

Yakima Valley Farmers Fight For The Future Of A Cascades Lake

Climate change is forcing us to rethink how we use lakes as water reservoirs. That's creating conflict between east-of-the-Cascades farmers and recreation-seekers from the urban westside.

Water | Environment | News | Fish & Wildlife | local

Oregon Now Has A Hypoxia Season, Just Like A Wildfire Season

Scientists say warming ocean temperatures mean Oregon's coastal waters now have a low-oxygen season, just as the state's forests have a fire season.

Water | local | Animals | Environment | News | Fish & Wildlife | Pacific Ocean

Experts Weighing Next Steps To Save Ill Orca J50

Nearly two months after an international team of experts began taking extraordinary measures to save a young sick orca, the critically endangered whale is skinnier than ever.

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A Massive Floating Boom Is Supposed To Clean Up The Pacific. Can It Work?

The giant, U-shaped tube is designed to form a garbage-corralling barrier propelled by wind and waves. Its creator hopes to remove half the plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in five years.

Water | local | Science | Environment | News | Pacific Ocean

Ocean Scientists Discover Hundreds More Methane Seeps Off PNW Coast

One concern among scientists is that the seafloor could potentially release more methane due to climate change. Methane is a far more potent greenhouse gas than the better-known carbon dioxide.

Environment | History | Water

Recycling Washington Ghost Ships Could Turn Trash Into Treasure

When a ship owner’s dreams die, the vessel may end up as a pollution source. DNR wants to spur cleanups and rural jobs.  

Water | Environment | News | local | Health

Fixing The Willamette's Toxic Algae Problem Could Start At Ross Island

Toxic algal blooms have plagued the lower Willamette in recent years. Most of them started in one place: the lagoon at Ross Island, near downtown Portland.

local | Water

Portland Water Bureau Has Location, Technology In Mind For New Filtration Plant

The Portland Water Bureau is advancing a plan to filter Portland's drinking water for the first time since the system came on line in 1895.


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