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Climate change | Pacific Ocean | Environment

Seafloor Samples Reveal Ghosts Of Blobs Past

OPB/EarthFix | Nov. 25, 2015 4:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Oregon State University scientists have found evidence of two previous "blobs" in core samples taken off the coast of Alaska.

Politics | Climate change | News

Judge Denies Washington Kids' Petition On Climate Change

AP | Nov. 20, 2015 1:48 p.m.

A judge has denied an appeal by eight young activists who petitioned Washington state to adopt stricter science-based regulations to protect them against climate change.

Communities | Climate change | Environment

A Washington Tribe Confronts Climate Change, Sea Level Rise

KUOW/EarthFix | Nov. 9, 2015 6:15 p.m. | Taholah, Washington

As international leaders head to Paris to talk about Climate Change and what to do about climate refugees, one tribe on the Washington coast plans its retreat from the rising seas.

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City Of Portland Considers Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Ban

OPB | Nov. 4, 2015 10:20 a.m. | Portland

Portland is considering two resolutions that oppose the expansion of any project to transport or store fossil fuels.

Fish & Wildlife | Climate change | Pacific Ocean | Environment

Algae Bloom Off Pacific Coast Blamed For Marine Mammal Poisoning

OPB/EarthFix | Nov. 3, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

More than thirty marine mammals - including a humpback whale - have tested positive for potentially toxic levels of domoic acid. 

Politics | Climate change | local | News

Washington Initiative To Create Carbon Tax Turns In Signatures

Northwest News Network | Oct. 29, 2015 5:04 p.m.

Supporters of a citizens' initiative to create a new tax on carbon emissions in Washington state have delivered most of the petition signatures they they need.

Communities | Environment | Forestry | Land | Science | Climate change

Climate Change, Wildfires Transforming NW Forests

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 28, 2015 5:39 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

This year’s fires are leaving behind more than just charred forests. They’re setting the stage for what’s expected to be a fundamental shift in the landscape.

Communities | Climate change | Environment | Air

Smog Levels May Be Low In The Northwest But The Region Is Not In The Clear

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 7, 2015 2:09 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

New ozone rules from the EPA won't immediately ding Northwest communities, but pollution challenges remain.

Climate change

Astrophysicist: Climate Change Is Not Our Fault

NPR | Oct. 6, 2015 6:25 a.m.

Humans changed Earth's climate by mistake, says astrophysicist Adam Frank. But not doing everything we can now that we know it's happening — that would be our fault and our failure as a species.

Climate change | Environment | Science | Transportation | Air | Economy | Health

Oregon and Washington In Good Shape With New National Ozone Standards

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 1, 2015 noon | Ashland, Oregon

High concentrations of smog in the Northwest are relatively rare.