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Q&A: The Wildfire-Climate-Change Connection

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 26, 2015 4:03 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Here are some of the big questions — and answers — about the connection between climate change and wildfires.

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Wildfire Smoke And Outdoor Theater Don't Mix

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 24, 2015 10:15 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

In Ashland, home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the “show-must-go-on” mantra of the theater has given way to continuous air quality checks and tough show-time decisions.

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Oregon Starts Search For Elliott State Forest Buyer

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 13, 2015 3 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Oregon State Land Board has approved the sale of the Elliott, as well as additional requirements designed to preserve the public benefit of the forest.

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Inslee Wants New Rule By Next Summer To Cap Carbon Emissions

AP | Aug. 13, 2015 12:17 p.m. | Olympia, Washington

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is asking the state's director of Ecology to do "everything possible" to come up with a binding cap on greenhouse gas emissions by next summer.

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Klamath Basin Groundwater Levels Dropped 25 Feet Since 2001

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 11, 2015 4:09 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A new report from the U.S. Geological Survey links steady groundwater declines to pumping by Klamath Project irrigators.

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Obama: Wildfires Worsened By Climate Change

AP | Aug. 7, 2015 10:37 a.m. | Washington

President Obama says there's been a consistent escalation in the severity and length of wildfire season. He’s trying to work with Congress to properly fund firefighting and conservation planning.

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Feds Release Environmental Review Of Columbia River LNG Project

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 5, 2015 4:40 p.m. | Warrenton, Oregon

A long-awaited environmental impact statement downplays the effect of Oregon LNG's proposed project.

Climate change | Environment | Sustainability

Where Are Portland's Hottest, Most Polluted Areas?

OPB/EarthFix | July 29, 2015 6 a.m. | Portland

As summers in the Northwest get hotter with climate change, researchers and planners are looking for ways to reduce the health risks in urban hot spots. In Portland, a new map could help.

Climate change | Environment

Gov. Inslee Seeks A Cap On Washington's Carbon

OPB/EarthFix | July 28, 2015 1:45 p.m.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday directed the state Department of Ecology to put a cap on carbon emissions by stepping up enforcement of existing pollution laws.

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Oregon Fruit Growers Show Concern About Early Bloom

OPB | July 17, 2015 1:54 p.m.

After a warm spring and a scorching summer heatwave, crops across the valley are coming to fruition earlier than expected.