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Clean Water Act’s Next Role Could Play Out On NW Logging Roads

Oct. 4, 2015 7 a.m.

A significant source of water pollution, muddy runoff from logging roads, is stirring up controversy in the Northwest. A lawsuit that began in Oregon will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. Its ruling will determine exactly how the Clean Water Act applies to the hundreds of thousands of miles of logging and forest roads.

Environment | Water

Clean Water

Jan. 12, 2015 10:23 p.m.

Forty years ago, Congress enacted the Clean Water Act to end pollution of our rivers, lakes, and bays. But today, in the Northwest and nationwide, most water bodies still don't qualify as clean and new threats to clean water are outpacing the act's enforcers.

local | Health


April 25, 2013 8:30 p.m.

Portland voters will decide in a special election whether the city can add fluoride to drinking water.

Elections | Politics

Mayoral Debate 2012

Oct. 4, 2015 7 a.m.

The 2012 candidates for Portland mayor, Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith, were on OPB's Think Out Loud October 9 for a "candidate conversation.+ Candidates, Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith, answered questions about the future of the city, from fluoride to foreclosures, development to diversity.

Tribes And Ranchers Strike Klamath Water Deal

Dec. 3, 2013 2:23 p.m.

Tribes and ranchers say they have reached a major breakthrough in negotiations over sharing water in Oregon’s arid Klamath Basin.

Toxic Algal Blooms And Warming Waters: The Climate Connection

Sept. 30, 2013 1:30 p.m.

In recent years, toxic algal blooms have been more potent and lasted longer. That has scientists trying to understand how our warming climate could be contributing to the problem.

Acidifying Water Takes Toll On Northwest Shellfish

Oct. 4, 2015 7 a.m.

A new report says rescuing shellfish from the rising acidity in Puget Sound will require a wide-ranging response -- from curbing greenhouse gases to controlling water pollution.

Project to Recharge Aquifers with Columbia River Water

Oct. 4, 2015 7 a.m.

Environmentalists and farmers have worked together on an initiative to take water from the Columbia River during the winter and store it underground for the irrigation need months later.

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