A renewable energy project in Portland has cities across the globe taking a closer look at their water pipes. It's a hydropower system that draws power from drinking water as it makes its way to the tap.
Conservation groups are accusing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of withholding research showing a federal plan to kill seabirds on the Columbia River would not actually benefit salmon and steelhead.
News | local | EnvironmentOPB/EarthFix | July 30, 2015 10:23 a.m. | Portland
The Shell icebreaker, Fennica, has cleared the St. Johns Bridge and has moved past the protestor blockade to continue on the Willamette River.
As summers in the Northwest get hotter with climate change, researchers and planners are looking for ways to reduce the health risks in urban hot spots. In Portland, a new map could help.
A damaged icebreaker that's essential to Shell Oil Company's controversial plans to drill in the Arctic this summer is scheduled to be repaired at a shipyard in Portland.
The hottest June on record for Oregon and Washington came on the heels an unusually warm winter and spring. Now, Northwest rivers are running at or near all-time lows and cities with water reserves are drawing them down.
Monday's Supreme Court decision to reject the Environmental Protection Agency's air pollution rules won't have any immediate effect on Northwest power plants, and its long-term effects are still unclear.
Oregon lawmakers are considering a $343.5 million transportation package that would repeal the clean fuels requirement signed into law earlier this year. Here are five things to know about this proposal.
The longstanding legal battle over maintaining dams and salmon in the Columbia River is back in court this week. On Tuesday, a new judge will hear arguments on the Obama administration's latest salmon plan.
Fishery managers say two valuable West Coast groundfish have recovered ahead of schedule: canary rockfish and petrale sole. That's good news for the fishing industry.
A project in Northeast Portland is using an idea sprouted by mycologists to clean up the water running off a former landfill site.
Endangered Snake River sockeye, nearly wiped out in the 1990s, are inching toward recovery. A new plan aims to reintroduce the fish to two more Idaho mountain lakes.
The Port of Astoria attempts to scare hundreds of sea lions off its docks using a motorized orca made of fiberglass. But after a series of mishaps, the experiment goes belly up.
Food | Science | Nation | Environment | Flora and FaunaEarthFix | June 1, 2015 11:31 a.m.
Global sturgeon populations are collapsing — most notably in Russia, where caviar is known as black gold. That's fueling a market for illegal caviar and driving poachers to the Columbia River.
Water | News | EnvironmentOPB/EarthFix | May 20, 2015 11:51 a.m.
Hundreds of Oregon industrial facilities are now facing tighter restrictions on their stormwater pollution.