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The Best Of EarthFix 2016


From an international investigation into electronic waste to a study of the U.S. military’s environmental legacy in the Northwest, here is the best reporting from EarthFix in 2016.


The Circuit: Tracking America’s Electronic Waste

What really happens to our discarded televisions, phones and computers? EarthFix reporters follow an international undercover investigation tracking e-waste from the U.S. to unregulated scrapyards in Hong Kong.


Battle Ready: The Secret History Of The U.S. Military’s Environmental Legacy In The Northwest. 

When America was drawn into World War II the Pacific Northwest answered the call with lumber, shipyards, an atomic weapon plant and B-17 bombers. Battle Ready explores the hidden history of the military, the Northwest and the environment.

Listen: To the 1-hr Battle Ready special.


In Oregon, species that are not hunted or fished make up 88 percent of all wildlife in the state, but receive only a fraction of the state's fish and wildlife budget. 

In Oregon, species that are not hunted or fished make up 88 percent of all wildlife in the state, but receive only a fraction of the state's fish and wildlife budget. 

MacGregor Campbell/OPB

Wildlife Neglected

For wildlife in Oregon, the best way to stay alive is to make sure someone wants to kill you. EarthFix reporter Tony Schick digs into the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to learn if it is fulfilling its mission in a three-part series.

Stories From ‘Wildlife Neglected’:


Oregon Standoff

The 41-day armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge continued a longstanding lands battle in the American West. Just who should be charged with caring for America’s land?

Stories From The Occupation In Eastern Oregon:


Bullseye Glass has suspended the use of cadmium, arsenic and chromium in response to concerns about nearby air pollution.

Bullseye Glass has suspended the use of cadmium, arsenic and chromium in response to concerns about nearby air pollution.

Cassandra Profita, OPB/EarthFix

Portland’s Toxic Air Problem

Portland’s air is dirtier than we thought. A study conducted by researchers at the U.S. Forest Service revealed dangerously high levels of heavy metals in Portland, sparking an investigation into the sources and causing regulators and officials to question why the pollution was left unchecked for so long.

Stories From Portland’s Toxic Air Problem:


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