The debate about whether or not humans are warming the planet is essentially over. Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that we are. But the debate over tactics, about how to reduce our carbon emissions, is just starting to heat up.
A new Oregon State University study shows old-growth forests could have a larger role to play than simply providing habitat for wildlife.
The U.S. Senate passed energy legislation Wednesday that includes advancement of renewables and other more specific projects in the Pacific Northwest.
Environment | Air | Health | Climate changeNorthwest Public Radio | April 13, 2016 2:49 p.m.
New research could help scientists learn more about things that influence air quality throughout the Western United States, such as climate change and the rise in wildfires and pollution.
local | News | Climate changeThe Register-Guard | April 8, 2016 3:12 p.m.
A federal magistrate judge in Eugene said Friday that a lawsuit filed against the government by a group of youth plaintiffs and a leading climate scientist should be allowed to proceed in court.
This is the second preliminary purchase deal announced since federal energy regulators denied approval of the export terminal and pipeline project.
Land use | Environment | News | Forestry | Climate change | localAP | April 4, 2016 10:13 a.m. | Seattle
The Seattle Times reports that the state Department of Natural Resources program is part of legislation signed last week by Gov. Jay Inslee that includes stronger language directing the state to approve permits for these burns.
Environment | local | Water | News | Climate changeStatesman Journal | April 4, 2016 8:27 a.m.
The reservoir east of Salem remains on pace to reach its maximum summertime water level despite dry weather expected during coming weeks, officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said.
Environment | News | Sustainability | Nation | Economy | Climate change | BusinessMarketplace | March 22, 2016 2 p.m.
There’s one sure-fire way to cut carbon emissions: have a recession. People drive less, companies produce less, the world emits less. But is there a way to grow, create jobs, and still shrink our carbon footprint? There’s new evidence that “decoupling” may be starting.