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Air | local | Environment | NewsJuly 7, 2015 11:15 p.m.
You would think that Vancouver, British Columbia, residents would be breathing a little easier following the end of the Women's World Cup, but smoke from nearby fires is making it near impossible.
Oregon, Washington, California and British Columbia are set to announce a new regional pact that will align efforts to reduce carbon pollution.
Gov. John Kitzhaber and Gov. Jay Inslee face legislative roadblocks to upholding the regional climate they signed with the leaders of California and British Columbia last week.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee face legislative roadblocks to upholding the regional climate they signed with the leaders of California and British Columbia last week.
The spotted owl is functionally extinct in British Columbia, and the province's captive breeding program isn't working. In Washington state, the owls population is crashing fast. Is the spotted owl savable?
Vancouver, British Columbia may be the host of the 2010 Winter Olympic games, but the Canadian city is depending on some much-needed heavy lifting from its namesake to the south.
A newly obtained scientific manuscript shows a potentially deadly virus was detected in wild Pacific salmon as far back as 2002 — nine years before the public learned of the virus’ presence in fish in British Columbia
The chief of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver says the games are a once in a lifetime opportunity not only for British Columbia, but for the Pacific Northwest, as well. He spoke Wednesday on the Pullman campus of Washington State University.
Oregon has joined forces with California, Washington and British Columbia to commit to implementing new policies that would reduce carbon emissions.
Who was "A.B.C. Architect" and why did he design such a grand Parliament Building in Victoria?
View the wild beauty of the Georgia Straits and inlets, with towering peaks and glaciers.
Fresh Haddock and Salmon are paired with ingredients from a community garden in British Columbia.
Chef Ming Tsai travels across British Columbia to experience the best of Canadian cuisine.
A Contemporary Bestiary exhibit at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem features work by artists from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia who incorporate animal imagery in their artwork as a means to address a wide variety of issues.
A look at how British Columbia has stemmed an epidemic of HIV/AIDS in i.v. drug addicts.
When disaster strikes, even if it's not in your own city, it can make you wonder: how would I handle being without power for days at a time? What do I need to survive a big storm like Sandy or an earthquake like the two that happened in British Columbia recently? Maybe you already have a backpack full of supplies ready to go, but do you have enough water or nonperishable food in the house? Do you have provisions for your pets?
Last December a charter bus from Vancouver, British Columbia, crashed on I-84 just east of Pendleton. The accident killed nine people and injured 38. Now lawyers representing a survivor, and the estates of three of the people who died, are suing the Oregon Department of Transportation. According to the Associated Press:
The lawsuit says the department was negligent for failing to warn drivers of unsafe conditions, not requiring commercial vehicles to taken another route, not adequately plowing and sanding snow, and failing to equip that stretch of the interstate with barriers strong enough to prevent a bus from leaving the roadway.We'll talk to a local attorney about the legal precedence for this case.
A recent study in British Columbia found traces of a potentially deadly virus in two sockeye salmon in a remote inlet on the B.C. Coast. This is the first time infectious salmon anemia (ISA) has been found on the West Coast. When ISA was found in Atlantic salmon farms in Europe, it often killed over 70 percent of the fish. Salmon farming critics are quick to blame the farms for introducing the virus, but some scientists caution it's too soon determine the origin. Regardless of it's origins, the disease could have a devastating effect on the farming industry in the northwest, which farms Atlantic salmon because they don't die when they spawn. It's effect on pacific salmon is harder to predict. This is the first time the virus has been found on pacific salmon, so scientists are now trying to figure out if the virus is as lethal or communicable in pacific salmon as atlantic salmon.