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Introducing Our New Team Blog

Sept. 5, 2013 5 a.m.

Introducing... Waypoints, the EarthFix team blog.

Land | Environment

Defense Spending Bill Includes Lots Of Land Deals

Dec. 4, 2014 2:09 a.m.

Congress has added lots of land deals – including some in the Northwest – to a must-pass defense spending package. But a bill that would boost logging on Oregon forestland didn't make the cut.

Environment | Energy

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

Nov. 29, 2014 2:18 a.m.

The Oregon LNG liquefied natural gas project in Warrenton has reached a milestone in its seemingly endless permitting process. Three permits are up for review and open for public comment.

Communities | Environment

5 Ways To Reduce Your Thanksgiving Food Waste

Nov. 27, 2014 1:14 a.m.

You might think you're going to eat all that Thanksgiving turkey. But experts say Americans will throw out more than a third of the turkey meat we bought for the holiday. It doesn't have to be that way.

Environment | Energy

Oregon Agency Rejects Environmental Groups' Petition Challenging Oil Trains Permit

Dec. 12, 2014 6 p.m.

Environmental groups filed a petition with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality in October asking the agency to reconsider its air quality permit for an oil train terminal on the Columbia River. This week the agency denied the petition.

Environment | Flora and Fauna

Oregon Dam Malfunction Leads to Road Spill Of Thousands of Salmon

Dec. 31, 2014 7:47 p.m.

A crash caused thousands of fingerling chinook salmon spilled onto the roadway. The fish were being shipped out of a hatchery near Springfield because of a malfunction at a McKenzie River dam.

Environment | Energy

Jordan Cove LNG Project Public Comment Period Extended

Dec. 31, 2014 6 p.m.

Oregonians now have more time to weigh in on the liquefied natural gas terminal project's water quality application. State water quality officials have also set meetings to answer questions from the public.

Environment | Flora and Fauna

Can Researchers Help Fisher Cats Without Hurting Them?

Dec. 4, 2014 9:10 p.m.

Logging and trapping drove the fisher or fisher cat, a small and elusive forest mammal, to the endangered species list. It now faces threats from illegal pot farms, too. Researchers are trying to better study the fisher, but even they sometimes harm it in the process.

Environment | Energy

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

Dec. 18, 2014 5:48 p.m.

The Oregon Court of Appeals has reversed the finding of a state appeals board that Clatsop County Commissioner Peter Huhtala was biased and unfit to vote on a land-use permit for the Oregon LNG pipeline.

Environment | Energy

Washington Rail Safety Regulators Voice Concerns Over Oil Trains

Nov. 6, 2014 12:32 a.m.

Another group in Washington is raising concerns over whether the state's rail infrastructure can safely support an increase in oil trains. This time it's the state's rail safety regulators.

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