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Valve-Turning Activist From Oregon Won’t Serve Prison Time

OPB/EarthFix | June 23, 2017 3:08 p.m.

Ken Ward was one of five activists who turned valves off on several pipelines bringing oil from Canada to the United States.

Environment | Sustainability | Climate change

Oregon Businesses Form New Alliance To Fight Climate Change

OPB/EarthFix | June 22, 2017 8:45 a.m. | Portland

More than two dozen Oregon businesses are banding together to fight climate change through a new organization called the Oregon Business Alliance For Climate.

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Too Hot To Handle: Study Shows Earth's Killer Heat Worsens

AP | June 19, 2017 12:05 p.m.

Deadly heat waves like the one now broiling the American West are bigger killers than previously thought and they are going to grow more frequent, according to a new comprehensive study of fatal heat conditions.

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Washington's Biggest Businesses Aim To Fill Climate Void Left By Trump

KUOW | June 14, 2017 9:15 a.m.

Corporate America is pledging support for climate action in a movement that involves Seattle-based Amazon, Microsoft and Starbucks.

Environment | Energy | Climate change

Oregon Climate Activist Convicted For Pipeline Shutdown In Washington

KUOW/EarthFix | June 7, 2017 4 p.m. | Seattle

A Skagit County, Washington, jury found climate activist Ken Ward guilty Wednesday of second degree burglary for turning off an oil pipeline.

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Northwest States, Cities Pledge To Uphold The Paris Climate Deal

OPB/EarthFix | June 6, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Northwest states once again speaking out against Trump administration actions on climate change.

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Crossing the Border To Protest A Canadian Pipeline

KUOW/EarthFix | June 4, 2017 10:15 p.m. | Vancouver, British Columbia

People in the U.S. technically have no say in the matter of Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline. But that hasn’t kept them from protesting increased tanker traffic in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Environment | Energy | Climate change

'Valve Turner' From Oregon Faces Trial In Washington For Pipeline Protest

KUOW/EarthFix | June 2, 2017 2:41 p.m. | Seattle

An Oregon man is set to be tried Monday in a Western Washington courtroom after for turning off a pipeline that brings Canadian oil into the U.S.

Science | Environment | Pacific Ocean | Climate change

West Coast Ocean Acidification Rates Among Highest In World

OPB/EarthFix | June 2, 2017 9 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The more carbon dioxide in the air, the more acidic oceans become – preventing oysters and tiny marine snails at the base of the food chain from forming shells. 

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5 Things That Could Change When The US Leaves The Paris Climate Deal

NPR | June 1, 2017 12:36 p.m.

NPR reporters break down how the coal industry, climate, U.S. global relations, public support and budget could be affected by President Trump's decision to pull out of the deal.