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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.

Environment | Climate change

Climate Group Launches Initiative For A Carbon Tax In Washington

KUOW | April 6, 2015 10:30 a.m.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has been pushing for limits on carbon emissions, but his cap-and-trade legislation has faced an uphill battle. Now one group says it’s time to take the issue to the voters.

Environment | Climate change | Energy

The Northwest Struggles With Coal-Generated Power From Out Of State

OPB | April 2, 2015 6:45 p.m. | Carbon County, Utah

Northwest utilities are fighting pressure end to all use of coal-fired power -- even when it's generated in places like Utah and Montana.

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

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. 

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

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.

Environment | Energy | Climate change | Business

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. 

News | Environment | local | Climate change

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.

Environment | Energy | Climate change | 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.

Forestry | Environment | Climate change

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.

Environment | Climate change | Energy

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.