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Climate change | Water | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Pacific Ocean

Warm Ocean Temperatures Could Mean Trouble For Marine Life

OPB | March 17, 2015 5:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The ocean is going to be unusually warm this year off of Oregon and Washington, which could spell trouble for salmon and other marine life. 

Climate change | Water | Communities | Fish & Wildlife | Land use | Forestry | Environment | Land | Flora and Fauna

Long Road Lies Ahead For Northwest Forest Plan Update

OPB | March 13, 2015 4:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The Northwest Forest Plan is now 20 years old and due for an update, which will have environmental and economic reverberations for decades to come.

Business | Energy | Climate change | Environment

Port Of Seattle Unswayed In Decision To Host Shell's Arctic Drilling Fleet

KUOW | March 11, 2015 9:45 a.m.

Environmentalists are suing, the mayor and city council have launched an investigation, and angry protesters packed the Port Commissioners' meeting, but the Port of Seattle is standing strong in its decision to host Shell Oil. 

Climate change | News | local | Environment

Crater Lake Hits Record For Low Snow

Medford Mail Tribune | Feb. 27, 2015 1:29 p.m.

Crater Lake National Park has hit a record for the lowest snow level since measurements began in 1931.

Energy | Climate change | Environment | Communities

Could A Community Bill Of Rights Keep Out A Gas Pipeline?

OPB | Feb. 3, 2015 7 p.m. | Ashland, Ore.

Residents of Coos and Douglas counties are hoping to challenge fossil fuel development by asserting local decision-making rights.

Climate change | Forestry | Environment

Seasons of Smoke: Exploring Two Decades of Wildfire

OPB | Feb. 3, 2015 3:01 p.m.

Twice as many acres burned in the decade leading up to 2011 than in the one before it.

Energy | Climate change | Environment

Oregon Bill Would Eliminate Coal-Fired Power By 2025

OPB | Feb. 2, 2015 3:39 p.m.

A bill in the Oregon Legislature this session would require electric companies to stop delivering coal-fired power to Oregon customers by 2025.

Climate change | Environment | Communities

Portland Brewery Puts Low-Carbon Beer On Tap

OPB | Jan. 26, 2015 11:57 a.m. | Portland

We can't drink our way out of climate change. But a Portland brewery has managed to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with drinking a beer in first low-carbon brew, the Little Foot Red.

Climate change | Environment

A Republican And A Democrat Walk Into A Bar - To Talk Climate Change

KUOW | Jan. 23, 2015 1 a.m.

Two leading Washington state senators - a Republican and a Democrat - sit down to talk climate change, baby goats and Santa Claus. 

Climate change | Environment

How Climate Change Poses A Risk To National Security

OPB | Jan. 21, 2015 5:23 p.m.

In his State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama argued the United States should act forcefully to combat climate change – and not just for the sake of the planet.