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Introducing Our New Team Blog

Sept. 5, 2013 5 a.m.

Introducing... Waypoints, the EarthFix team blog.

Energy | Environment

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 | 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.

Energy | Environment

Two Challenges To Oregon's Coal Export Permit Denial Move Forward

Oct. 3, 2014 12:32 a.m.

The state of Oregon has approved hearings for two of three challenges to the recent Morrow Pacific coal export permit denial.

Energy | Environment

Wyden, Merkley To Hold Oil Train Roundtable

Aug. 15, 2014 6:36 p.m.

Oregon congressmen Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are holding a roundtable discussion about oil trains Monday in Eugene.

Water | Environment

Biologists Discover Landlocked Chinook Salmon In Oregon

Aug. 22, 2014 10:55 p.m.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists have discovered the first documented examples of Oregon chinook salmon spawning without swimming to the ocean and back.

Communities | Environment

Biggest Challenge Facing Oregon Pesticide Investigators? Public Records Law

April 23, 2014 9:03 p.m.

The Oregon Department of Agriculture investigates pesticide use in the state of Oregon. Its program manager says its biggest enforcement challenge is Oregon's public records law, followed by communication with other agencies and with the public.

Communities | Environment

The EarthFix Reading Guide To The National Climate Assessment

May 8, 2014 1:06 a.m.

This week a major study known as the National Climate Assessment laid out a region-by-region look at how climate change has already altered not just the things we’d typically think of like ecosystems and water supplies, but also our industries, infrastructure and human health.

Energy | Environment

A Coal Shipping Terminal Strikes Out In A Major League City

March 4, 2014 12:53 a.m.

While the Northwest's debate over whether to build coal export terminals seems to be at a standstill, the discussion in California's San Francisco Bay led to a decision to reject such a port project.

Energy | Environment

Do 99.9977 Percent Of Crude Oil Rail Shipments Reach Their Destination Safely?

Jan. 28, 2014 6:08 p.m.

The figure often cited by the rail industry and proponents of oil by rail is not inaccurate, but there's more to the story.

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