Environment | Energy | local | 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.
A final cormorant management plan released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers calls for the killing of around 26,000 birds to protect threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead.
A bill in the Oregon Legislature this session would require electric companies to stop delivering coal-fired power to Oregon customers by 2025.
Marijuana growing operations can be major power hogs. Now that they're legal in Oregon and Washington, experts are looking for ways to make them more energy efficient.
We can't drink our way out of climate change. But a Portland brewery has managed to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with drinking a beer in first low-carbon brew, the Little Foot Red.
Environment | Business | WaterOPB | Jan. 22, 2015 1:24 p.m. | Portland
Hillsboro-based Clean Water Services has asked the state of Oregon for permission to turn its purified wastewater into beer.
In his State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama argued the United States should act forcefully to combat climate change – and not just for the sake of the planet.
A Portland start-up has tapped the city's water pipes as a new source of renewable hydropower that doesn't disrupt fish migration or stream flows.
A former assistant to the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. spoke in Portland Monday at a breakfast honoring the famous civil rights leader.
A survey by the Oregon State Fire Marshal found 81 percent of the state's fire departments don't have the equipment needed to respond to an oil train accident.