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Jan. 25, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

New Plan Revives Obama's Salmon Joke

Remember that salmon joke Obama made in last year's State of the Union address? Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Barack Obama, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Salmon, State of the Union


Jan. 25, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

8 Environment Issues In The State Of The Union

We had to wait awhile to hear what President Obama had to say about hot topics in the environment during last night's State of the Union Address. (I didn't hear anything about the Keystone XL pipeline, did you?). Continue reading →

Filed under: Energy, Renewable energy, Barack Obama, State of the Union


Jan. 27, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Last word on the State of the Union: Salmon

NPR asked all its followers to describe President Obama's State of the Union speech in three words. Then, using Wordle, NPR built this word cloud of the most common responses. Surprise! Out of 4,000 responses from self-described Democrats, Republicans and Independents the word people used the most was not jobs, education, innovation or future. It was salmon! Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Salmon, State of the Union


Jan. 26, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Obama's salmon joke: Funny, only partially true

Did anyone else's ears perk up when Obama called out federal salmon management as his favorite example of government inefficiency? Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Salmon, State of the Union


Jan. 26, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

What, you don't buy Obama's clean energy target?

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Filed under: Energy, Barack Obama, Clean coal, Nuclear energy, State of the Union


Jan. 25, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

State of the Union: 5 science, environment targets

So, President Obama didn't bring up global warming or climate change in his State of the Union speech. That wasn't a big surprise, though some were still disappointed. He did give a nod to several environmental issues, including clean energy, electric vehicles, biofuels, cutting oil subsidies, and high-speed rail. Continue reading →

Filed under: Energy, Transportation, Barack Obama, Clean coal, High-speed rail, Nuclear energy, State of the Union


Jan. 25, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Obama: On clean energy, biofuels, oil subsidies, salmon management and high-speed rail

Highlights from President Obama's State of the Union speech Continue reading →

Filed under: Renewable energy, Transportation, State of the Union



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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