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Environment | Energy | Climate change

Climate Activists Debate: Keep It In The Ground Vs. Carbon Pricing

Inside Energy | May 2, 2016 2:30 p.m.

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.

Flora and Fauna | Environment | Forestry | Fish & Wildlife | Climate change

Old-Growth Forests Provide Temperature Refuges In Face Of Climate Change: Study

OPB/EarthFix | April 22, 2016 3:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A new Oregon State University study shows old-growth forests could have a larger role to play than simply providing habitat for wildlife. 

Land | Environment | Energy | Sustainability | Fish & Wildlife | Climate change

Senate Energy Bill Would Move Northwest Projects Forward

OPB/EarthFix | April 20, 2016 5 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

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 change

Researchers To Study How Climate Change Affects Air Quality

Northwest 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 change

Judge: Court Should Not Dismiss Youths’ Climate Change Lawsuit

The 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.

Land use | Environment | Energy | Communities | Climate change

Oregon Energy Exporter Announces A Japanese Buyer For Its Liquefied Natural Gas

OPB/EarthFix | April 8, 2016 1:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

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 | local

Washington State Studying Prescribed Burns As Wildfire Prevention

AP | 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 change

After Wet Winter, Detroit Lake Headed For Regular Water Level This Year

Statesman 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 | local | News | Climate change

Carbon Tax Initiative Goes To November Ballot

AP | March 30, 2016 1:03 p.m. | Olympia, Washington

An initiative that would create a carbon tax in Washington state is now headed to the November ballot.

Environment | News | Sustainability | Nation | Economy | Climate change | Business

Can You Grow The Economy Without Adding Pollution?

Marketplace | 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.