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Three oil trains roll through the city each week en route to a shipping terminal down the Columbia River near Clatskanie, Oregon. If one of them were to derail, Portland firefighters say they’re not equipped for a major spill, fire, or explosion along the lines of last year’s Lac-Megantic explosion in Quebec, Canada. Writing, Photography, and Editing by Alexi Horowitz
What portable classrooms mean for student health and the environment and why school districts keep adding them. Special report by EarthFix and InvestigateWest here: http://earthfix.info/portables/ Produced, written, narrated and edited by Katie Campbell Reported by Katie Campbell, Ashley Ahearn and Tony Schick Photography by Katie Campbell and Aileen Imperial Graphic by Nicole Fischer and Danika Sandoz
What if today's urban landscapes could return to the level of natural efficiency of an evergreen forest? That's what the Seattle-based Bullitt Foundation is attempting to do by creating the world's greenest office building on the edge of the Capitol Hill neighborhood overlooking downtown Seattle. It's called the Bullitt Center. The grand opening for the building took place Earth Day, April 22, 2013. Read and see more at http://earthfix.us/bullitt. Written, narrated and edited by Michael Werner Produced by Michael Werner & Katie Campbell Photography by Michael Werner, Katie Campbell & Greg Davis
It only takes a slight temperature uptick to make our waters hospitable to life forms that aren't so hospitable to human health. Algal blooms are on the rise in Northwest waters, posing an increased risk for people who eat shellfish. Produced and written by Katie Campbell and Ashley Ahearn Photography by Katie Campbell Narrated and edited by Katie Campbell Read the Symptoms of Climate Change series: http://www.earthfix.info/symptoms/
local | News | OPB News BlogSept. 24, 2014 3:30 p.m.
Headlines for Wednesday, Sept. 24: The Scoggins Creek wildfire is 100 percent contained, according to officials; the Seaside City Council passed an ordinance that would place a tax on the sale of legal pot; the U.S. Forest Service wants to limit filming and photography in federal wilderness areas; and more.
local | News | OPB News BlogSept. 30, 2014 3 p.m.
Headlines for Tuesday, Sept. 30: The Bend City Council rejected an appeal against the proposed OSU-Cascades campus; the Eugene City Council is considering a tax on the sale of marijuana; Rep. Peter DeFazio and others demand the U.S. Forest Service change commercial photography and filming rules; and more.
Environmental concerns over suction dredge mining has led to restrictions of the practice in Idaho, Oregon and California. In Washington, meanwhile, dredging is on the rise. But some want it restricted there, too. Producer/Writer: Nils Cowan Editor: Nils Cowan and Max Minka Photographer(s): Marc Pingry Graphics: Madeleine Pisanseschi Additional photography: Nils Cowan, KCTS Television, Idaho Public Broadcasting Music: FirstCom Music "Hidden Away Negative" Written and Performed by Emanuel Kallins and Stephen Teller, First Digital Music (BMI) "By Chance Negative" Written and Performed by Emanuel Kallins and Stephen Teller, First Digital Music (BMI)
Before the Bundy brothers from Nevada made their stand at Malheur Wildlife Refuge against the federal government's public land ownership, a Northwesterner made the call for the feds to protect the land and its migratory birds. Producer/Writer: Jes Burns Editor: Amy Mahardy Photographer: Kris Millgate, Tight Line Media Production support: Carolin Jones Graphics: Madeleine Pisaneschi Additional photography: Oregon Public Broadcasting, Prelinger Archives, Library of Congress, National Conservation Training Center Archives Museum, Aaron Kunz, Amanda Peacher Music: Robert Farnon, Dino Lumbroso, Adam Easton, Steve Race
Photos from Prison Photography blog editor, Pete Brook.