Water | Environment | NewsOPB/EarthFix | May 20, 2015 11:51 a.m.
Hundreds of Oregon industrial facilities are now facing tighter restrictions on their stormwater pollution.
Before living off her emergency supplies for a weekend, Brook Gowin knew she faced some challenges when it came to surviving an earthquake. She gets by on very little income and has physical limitations from sports injuries.
A person should have a family meet up plan in place for anywhere they spend time, such as work, school, faith organizations, sporting events or commuting.
Wildlife cops say the high value of black market caviar is driving poachers to target giant sturgeon in the Columbia River, putting the whole population of these fish at risk.
Brook Gowin may live with nagging pains from old sports injuries, but she says that is no reason she cannot be prepared for life after a major earthquake.
local | Environment | NewsOPB | May 7, 2015 10:15 a.m. | Portland
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is asking the developer of a controversial propane export terminal to withdraw its proposal because it doesn't meet the city's environmental standards.
Water supply forecasts are looking bleak for many Northwest rivers this year. Managers say that means the region will generate less hydropower.
Energy | Environment | NewsOPB | April 30, 2015 11 a.m.
A new study sums up what scientists now know about the environmental effects of removing dams from rivers. It concludes that rivers and fish respond quickly after a dam is removed, and the results are mostly positive.
A record number of sea lions in the Columbia River this spring has revived debate over the best way to manage these hulking pinnipeds.
local | Energy | Environment | NewsOPB | April 7, 2015 11:15 p.m. | Portland
The Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission voted 6-4 Tuesday to recommend a zone change and a carbon fee for a controversial propane export terminal.
Population counts indicate there aren't enough fish to open the West Coast sardine fishery this year.
Northwest utilities are fighting pressure end to all use of coal-fired power -- even when it's generated in places like Utah and Montana.
West Coast fishery managers adopted a new rule Tuesday that protects many species of forage fish at the bottom of the ocean food chain.
More than 150 elected officials from across the Northwest have teamed up to speak out against coal and oil trains. Their new group held its third meeting in Portland Tuesday.
You might call it the forester's version of Google Earth: new satellite mapping that's giving scientists a clearer view of insect outbreaks in Northwest forests.
The Pacific Northwest faces a higher risk of economic harm from ocean acidification than other parts of the country, according to a new study.
The Oregon Senate votes to extend the state's low-carbon fuel program despite objections from Republicans that the plan is tainted by the ethics scandal embroiling Gov. John Kitzhaber and first lady Cylvia Hayes.