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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.

Food | NW Life | News | local | Climate change | Agriculture

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.

Climate change | News | NW Life | local | Nation

Extreme Heat Buckles Hermiston Sidewalks

East Oregonian | July 8, 2015 8:12 a.m.

Prolonged triple-digit heat has sidewalks around the Pacific Northwest buckling and breaking.

Climate change | Environment | Pacific Ocean

West Coast Shellfish Hit By Giant Toxic Algae Bloom

KUOW/EarthFix | June 16, 2015 5:52 p.m.

The West Coast is experiencing the largest bloom of toxic algae in more than a decade, prompting wide-ranging closures of commercial crab and shellfish harvesting and causing some very weird behavior in wildlife.

Communities | Fish & Wildlife | NW Life | Water | Environment | Recreation | Sports | Climate change

Drought Conditions Are Sucking The Fun Out of Northwest Reservoirs

OPB | May 22, 2015 5:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Many lakes levels are lower this spring than they’ve been in 30 years. That's not just bad news for irrigators and fish. It means many boaters and anglers will be high and dry this summer.

Fish & Wildlife | Flora and Fauna | News | Forestry | Environment | Climate change | Animals | Wildlife Detectives: A Special Report

Oregon Lab Helps Solve The World's Crimes Against Nature

OPB/EarthFix | May 16, 2015 1 a.m. | ASHLAND, Ore.

After the FBI refused to devote its forensics expertise to solving wildlife poaching and trafficking cases, the world's only lab dedicated to solving wildlife crimes was built in Oregon.

Climate change | News

Forest Service Officials Warn That Ice Caves Collapse

AP | May 14, 2015 7:22 a.m.

U.S. Forest Service officials are warning the public that unseasonably warm weather has made the ice caves in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest near Granite Falls too dangerous for exploration.

Climate change | News

Ore. Judge Rules Against Teens In Climate Change Lawsuit

AP | May 12, 2015 7:16 a.m.

Two Oregon teenagers who sought to force state lawmakers to work harder on a plan to reduce carbon emissions and help stave off climate change have struck out a second time with a state judge.

Climate change | News

Ore. Judge Hears Arguments In Revived Climate Change Suit

AP | April 8, 2015 7:21 a.m.

An Oregon judge has heard arguments in a case brought by two Eugene teens who have spent years contending that the state is failing to take adequate steps to stave off climate change.