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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.


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

Nov. 28, 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.

Health | local


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

Nov. 28, 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.

Energy | Environment

5 Safety Concerns With Shipping Oil By Water

Aug. 1, 2014 12:21 a.m.

While many officials are focused on the safety risks of shipping crude oil by rail, a new report raises safety concerns about another shipping method: oil by water.

local | News | Water

Willamette Waters Generally Safe For Swimmers

Aug. 5, 2014 3:03 a.m.

As temperatures rise this summer, plenty of people are taking a dip in local waters. Drowning is remains a risk. But what about water quality?

local | News | Water

Boaters Warned Of Hazards Posed By Low Water Levels

July 26, 2014 12:45 a.m.

The water levels in many Oregon lakes and rivers are getting lower as summer progresses and can be hazardous to boaters.

Water | local | Agriculture | Environment

Farmers Face Severe Water Shortage In Southeastern Oregon

July 16, 2014 12:47 a.m.

Water levels in the reservoirs of Southeastern Oregon are dwindling, according to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

Could An Alliance Of Tribes And Farmers Solve Klamath’s Water Woes?

July 10, 2014 1:18 p.m.

A second straight year of water shutoffs in the arid Klamath Basin is drying up ranchland. But the water woes have created an unlikely alliance that could lead to a historic solution.

local | News | OPB News Blog

Another Foot In Tennis Shoe Washes Up On Seattle Waterfront

June 2, 2014 10:10 p.m.

The Salish Sea foot mystery is into its seventh year after another lone foot was found near Pier 86 on Seattle’s waterfront.

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Oct. 30, 2014 12:41 a.m.

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Sept. 17, 2015 7:49 a.m.

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Dec. 12, 2013 11:51 a.m.

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Aug. 25, 2014 8:23 a.m.

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June 18, 2014 7:55 a.m.

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