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April 07, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

This is what liquefaction looks like

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Filed under: Pacific Ocean, Japan's tsunami


April 01, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Why the government tests milk for radiation levels

The Oregonian has a helpful Q&A on radioactive fallout from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant showing up in Northwest milk. Continue reading →

Filed under: Agriculture, Foodie Friday, Japan's tsunami


March 30, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

What Oregonians think about nuclear energy now

Some interesting findings came out of a poll conducted last week for OPB and Fox 12 news. The survey found Oregonians are still evenly split in their support for nuclear energy – just as they were last June. But the opposition is stronger now than it was in a similar poll taken last year. Continue reading →

Filed under: Energy, Japan's tsunami, Nuclear energy


March 29, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Radiation from Japan found in B.C. rain, seaweed

The Vancouver Sun reports radiation has been detected in rainwater and seaweed in Vancouver, B.C., at levels that do not pose a threat to humans. Continue reading →

Filed under: Pacific Ocean, Japan's tsunami


March 22, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Good news: Wisdom has been found!

Ah, Wisdom returns. Doesn't that sound like the best news you've heard all day? Either that or the third novel in a sci-fi trilogy... Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Japan's tsunami, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


March 18, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Radioactive plume: An excuse to go out for sushi ... or not

As you know, the diluted radioactive plume from the Fukushima nuclear plant is expected to reach the West Coast this afternoon. Radiation will be so scant after a 5,000 mile trek across the Pacific that the plume will not pose a health risk here. Continue reading →

Filed under: Energy, Foodie Friday, Japan's tsunami


March 18, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

"Anxiously awaiting" the return of Wisdom

Think of how many topics could be filed under that headline... Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Japan's tsunami, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


March 18, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

After the tsunami: Catching fish by the bucket

This is just a fascinating report all around: Following last week's tsunami off the coast of Japan, the fish were so thick off Mexico's Pacific coast you could scoop them up in a bucket. On the flip side, many fishing ports were seriously damaged and several countries are now requiring radiation testing of all fish coming from Japanese markets to be sure they haven't been contaminated by releases from failing nuclear power plants. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Fisheries, Japan's tsunami


March 17, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

OSU: 3 things you need to know about tsunamis

Oregon State University has a helpful website with a short list of things to remember in case of a tsunami, along with dozens of helpful resources on preparing for natural disasters: Continue reading →

Filed under: Pacific Ocean, Japan's tsunami, Oregon State University


March 17, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Fukushima: A “triumph” of nuclear engineering?

This is a guest post by OPB reporter Rob Manning Continue reading →

Filed under: Energy, Water, Japan's tsunami, Nuclear energy, Reed College



About Ecotrope

In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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