Cassandra Profita

EarthFix/OPB Reporter

Cassandra has been immersed in Columbia River issues since she started reporting for The Daily Astorian newspaper in 2006. She's followed an array of fossil fuel project proposals along the river: Liquefied natural gas imports, then LNG exports, followed by coal exports and crude oil shipping. Meanwhile, she's kept close tabs on salmon recovery efforts, dam management and fisheries. As OPB's Ecotrope blogger, Cassandra added a focus on urban sustainability to her beat with posts on everyday pollutants, bee die-offs, electric cars, urban chickens and even a homeless goat herd.

She grew up in Chicago and earned a degree in journalism at the University of Missouri. She's a fellow with the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources and a recipient of the Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environment Reporting Award of Special Merit.

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Recent Articles

Oregon Water Treatment Company Wants To Turn Sewer Water Into Beer

Jan. 22, 2015 1:24 p.m.

How Climate Change Poses A Risk To National Security

Jan. 21, 2015 5:23 p.m.

Portland Now Generating Hydropower In Its Water Pipes

Jan. 20, 2015 4:45 p.m.

Former Assistant To Martin Luther King Jr. Speaks In Portland

Jan. 19, 2015 12:09 p.m.

Survey Finds Oregon Fire Departments Not Equipped For Oil Train Accident

Jan. 15, 2015 5:30 p.m.

Opponents Ask Portland To Reject Propane Export Terminal

Jan. 13, 2015 4 p.m.

Low Snowfall This Year Offers A Preview Of Warmer Climate To Come

Jan. 09, 2015 4:19 p.m.

New Oregon Rules Require 10 Percent Cleaner Fuels

Jan. 07, 2015 6:28 p.m.

Feds Consider Endangered Species Listing For Monarch Butterfly

Dec. 29, 2014 3:53 p.m.

Oregon Expands Its Electronics Recycling Program

Dec. 29, 2014 1 a.m.

Conservation Group Collects Christmas Trees For Salmon Habitat

Dec. 24, 2014 1 a.m.

Portland Regional Government Approves Climate Strategy

Dec. 18, 2014 5:41 p.m.

Appeals Court Finds No Bias In Commissioner's Oregon LNG Vote

Dec. 18, 2014 9:48 a.m.

Scientists Report Rare Sightings Of Tropical Species Off West Coast

Dec. 17, 2014 4:55 p.m.

Carbon Tax Could Cut Oregon Emissions With Little Economic Harm, Study Finds

Dec. 08, 2014 3:35 p.m.

Fund Approved To Help Columbia River Gillnetters When Fishing Rules Change

Dec. 05, 2014 noon

Defense Spending Bill Includes Lots Of Land Deals

Dec. 03, 2014 6:09 p.m.

Oregon Caves To Get More Protection As Bill Moves Through Congress

Dec. 03, 2014 10:37 a.m.

LNG Project On North Oregon Coast Ready For Public To Have Its Say

Nov. 28, 2014 6:18 p.m.

5 Ways To Reduce Your Thanksgiving Food Waste

Nov. 26, 2014 5:14 p.m.

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