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News | local | Politics | EnvironmentDec. 15, 2015 midnight
The city of Longview began drilling a series of test wells Monday along the Cowlitz River to search for a new drinking water source.
A discovery by scientists at the University of Oregon could lead to a new way to remove toxic arsenic from groundwater supplies.
An investigation has found a vast array of pharmaceuticals in the drinking water of 24 major metropolitan areas. Acetaminophen, caffeine, ibuprofen and sulfamethoxazole were found in Portland’s water.
Tight water supplies are nothing new to Oregonians east of the Cascades. Limited water supplies have already caused friction between growing cities and farms. Rob Manning has more on the brewing water wars in Oregon's wine belt.
Studies by the U.S. Geological Survey have found 63 different pesticides and herbicides in the Clackamas River Basin. And testing shows some of those chemicals are winding up in the drinking water communities take from the river.
Water | News | Agriculture | local | EnvironmentAug. 13, 2013 3:15 a.m.
Studies have found 63 different pesticides and herbicides in the Clackamas River Basin. Testing shows some of those chemicals wind up in the drinking water communities take from the river.
Education | News | Health | local | Environment | Lead In The WaterMay 28, 2016 5:34 a.m.
Portland Public Schools is shutting off all the drinking water across more than 70 school buildings, following the discovery of elevated lead levels at two schools.
During Portland's boil water notice, it emerged that people with compromised immune systems should consult their doctors about drinking tap water.
State public health officials have barred a Portland lab from testing drinking water samples for more than 400 public water systems in Oregon.
Portland’s municipal water supply comes from the Bull Run River, in the lower Cascade Mountains. The story of how that supply has been developed and protected is every bit as good as the water itself.
local | NW Life | EnvironmentSept. 27, 2013 7 a.m.
Hiking a popular 7-mile stretch of the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail offers large waterfalls, a stunning turquoise pool, lava fields and hundreds-year-old Douglas firs along a stretch of untamed whitewater. Vine maples add a splash of fall color. View a slideshow of some of the scenery.
We gave opbmusic contributor Matt Drenik a 1000 word assignment to cover the Pickathon music festival. He turned in 5000 words on dehydration, dirt, & joy. This is his epic journey.
In the 19th century, Portland’s waterfront had an international reputation for vice and violence. It was also the setting for much of the folklore about the city. Find out more about the legends of Portland's past.
Assemble these icy-fresh, Northwest flavor-laced drinks, settle your wide-brimmed Southern-belle hats and celebrate the Kentucky Derby!
Agnes Pilgrim is an elder of the Takelma tribe that lived for centuries along the Rogue River. She's also a member of the International Council of 13 Grandmothers, which provides her with a vast platform for her message about clean water.
Ever wanted to drink a beer that used to be part wastewater? You may get that chance soon.