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Introducing Our New Team Blog

Sept. 5, 2013 5 a.m.

Introducing... Waypoints, the EarthFix team blog.

Energy | Environment

Environmental Groups Say Oregon Got It Wrong With Oil Terminal Permit

Oct. 18, 2014 12:17 a.m.

Local and national environmental groups filed a petition Friday claiming Oregon erred in granting an air quality permit to Oregon’s largest oil train terminal.

Communities | Environment

When Your School's Environment Is Toxic

Oct. 17, 2014 8:10 p.m.

Testing in California revealed a significant risk of student exposure to chemical compounds known as polychlorinated biphenyls. The group doing the testing suggests a temporary move into portables, which have their own host of problems.

Energy | Environment

One By One, Tribes Begin Saying No To Wyoming Coal Tour

Oct. 17, 2014 7:23 p.m.

Last week the Wyoming governor invited leaders from Northwest tribes on an all-expenses-paid tour of his state's coal operations. One by one, tribes are saying thanks, but no thanks.

Energy | Environment

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.

Energy | Environment

Wyoming Coal Tour Goes On, Without Most Invited Tribes

Nov. 10, 2014 10:08 p.m.

The Wyoming Governor invited 25 members of eight Northwest tribes on an all-expenses paid tour of coal operations. Only one participated.

Energy | Environment

Legislation In Works For Oregon Herbicide Spraying

Oct. 27, 2014 10:49 p.m.

After talking about poor oversight of aerial herbicide spraying on Oregon forests, there’s a chance state lawmakers might actually do something about it.

Flora and Fauna | Environment

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.

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.

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