Cassandra Profita

Environment Reporter

Cassandra Profita is OPB's Ecotrope journalist blogger. Her blog, Ecotrope, offers a daily dose of environmental news, analysis and conversation. She was previously the environment and business reporter for The Daily Astorian, where she covered science and policy news on climate change, forestry, energy and fisheries. She has also worked as a journalist in Wyoming, Chicago and at National Geographic in Washington, D.C. Cassandra has degrees in journalism and environmental studies from the University of Missouri. She is a fellow with the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources and a recipient of the Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting Award of Special Merit. On the weekends, you'll often find her backpacking, surfing, kayaking and mountain climbing across the Northwest.

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Recent Articles

GRAPHIC: Measuring Food Waste And Its Impact

Nov. 18, 2014 10:59 a.m.


No One Said Curbside Composting Would Be Easy

Nov. 18, 2014 1 a.m.


Sorting Out A ‘Fast Food’ Waste Problem

Nov. 15, 2014 3:53 p.m.


Food Waste Racers

Nov. 15, 2014 3:08 p.m.


Curbside Composting: No One Said It Would Be Easy

Nov. 14, 2014 5:15 p.m.


3 Ways Northwest Companies Are Turning Food Waste Into Energy

Nov. 13, 2014 4:20 p.m.


Q&A: Report Finds Gaps In Oregon's Oil-Train Safety Plan

July 25, 2014 5:30 p.m.


Tests Show E. Coli In Portland's Water Not From A Virulent Strain

May 26, 2014 3:21 p.m.


Portland Memorial Day Ceremony Honors Those Who Died Serving Their Country

May 26, 2014 1:32 p.m.


State DEQ Fines Portland $40K For Water Release Into Johnson Creek

April 25, 2014 12:11 p.m.


Oregon Lawmakers Organize Meeting To Settle Disputes Over Urban, Rural Reserves

Feb. 20, 2014 6:32 p.m.


Plan For Development In Portland Metro Derailed By Court Ruling

Feb. 20, 2014 12:15 p.m.


Crabbers Kick Off Dungeness Crab Season Monday

Dec. 16, 2013 6:19 a.m.


Q&A: Preparing For More Oil Trains Coming To The Northwest

Nov. 20, 2013 9:27 a.m.


Hotter Summers Mean More Health Risks In Urban Heat Islands

Oct. 01, 2013 1 a.m.


Follow Me Over To The EarthFix Site

Aug. 30, 2013 10:51 a.m.


Underwater Camera Films Fish Habitat Off Oregon's Coast

Aug. 22, 2013 2:03 p.m.


Bandon Residents "Held Hostage In Their Homes" By Mosquitoes

Aug. 21, 2013 11:22 a.m.


Returning A Salmon Predator To The Upper Clackamas

Aug. 13, 2013 8:27 p.m.


Clackamas Watershed Collects Pollutants And Drinking Water

Aug. 12, 2013 8:15 p.m.

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