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Retreat Or Fight? Erosion Chews Away Southwest Washington Coast

Northwest News Network | Sept. 28, 2016 9 a.m.

Most places threatened by erosion try to fight back. But the erosion at Southwest Washington's Washaway Beach is so rapid, the question now is to fight or retreat.

Energy | Climate change | Environment

Video: What Does The Clean Power Plan Mean For You?

Inside Energy | Sept. 26, 2016 2:45 p.m.

The Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan is a federal rule aimed at reducing the carbon intensity of our electric power grid. It is our country’s most ambitious attempt yet to fight climate change.

News | Climate change | Environment | Forestry

What's Up With All The Dead Trees?

Jefferson Public Radio | Sept. 16, 2016 1:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Gaze across the mountains of the Northwest these days and you may notice an unusual number of dead trees scattered among the green ones. Research suggests the drought-related damage is being compounded by climate change.

Energy | News | Climate change | Environment | Politics

How A 1960s Law Led To Washington's New Carbon Rules

Crosscut | Sept. 16, 2016 10:17 a.m.

Washington's new Clean Air Rule will initially apply to the state's oil refineries in the state, power plants, fuel distributors and other industries. Collectively, they account for two-thirds of Washington's carbon pollution.

Energy | Climate change | Environment

Environmental Groups Rally For More Fossil Fuel Restrictions In Portland

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 13, 2016 5:30 p.m. | Portland

Climate activists say the city of Portland’s proposal to ban "bulk" fossil fuel terminals isn’t restrictive enough. They're calling for a ban on all fossil fuel terminals.

Climate change | Environment

Federal Judge In Oregon Weighs Dismissal Of Youths' Climate Suit

KLCC | Sept. 13, 2016 4:10 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

A federal judge in Eugene, Oregon, hears  arguments on whether to proceed with children's lawsuit against the Obama administration over climate change.

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Neutral Weather Pattern Sets Up 'Anything Goes' Northwest Winter

Northwest News Network | Sept. 8, 2016 5:07 p.m.

What kind of weather might the Northwest be in for this fall and winter? For much of this year, federal forecasters thought a mild La Niña was developing. But no longer.

Energy | Climate change | Environment | Transportation

Seattle Makes Strides In Reducing Its Carbon Footprint

KUOW/EarthFix | Sept. 8, 2016 10:45 a.m. | Seattle

Seattle's  greenhouse gas emissions fell by 6 percent over a  six-year period, according to a new report. It cautions that despite the progress,  the city is off the pace needed to reach 2030 carbon-cutting goals.

Climate change | Environment | Transportation

New Washington Rules Require Railroads to Prove Oil Train Preparedness

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 2, 2016 11:30 a.m. | Portland

New rules are taking effect in Washington that require railroads to prove their readiness for an oil train spill.  

Land use | Climate change | Water | Environment | Forestry | Fish & Wildlife

Protecting Steamboat's Cold Waters For Summer Steelhead

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 26, 2016 10:45 a.m. | Steamboat, Oregon

Steamboat Creek supports one of the last runs of wild summer steelhead in the Northwest.  Fishermen and conservationists want to keep it that way.