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Lawsuit Seeks To Keep Columbia And Snake Rivers Cold For Salmon

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 23, 2017 10 a.m.

A lawsuit filed by salmon advocates calls for the Environmental Protection Agency to pick up where it left off in 2003 in considering steps to lower temperatures in the Columbia and Snake rivers.

Climate change | Pacific Ocean | Air | Environment

A Blob In The Ocean Means More Ozone In The Air

KUOW/EarthFix | Feb. 15, 2017 4:16 p.m. | Seattle

A University of Washington scientist discovered surprising spikes in air pollution in recent years. What was even more surprising was their cause.

Sustainability | Climate change | Energy | Air | Environment

Oregon DEQ Says Cap And Trade Could Reduce Carbon Emissions At Lower Costs

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 15, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Portland

Reducing carbon emissions in Oregon could be achieved through an approach known as cap and trade with little impact on the state’s overall economy, according to a new study.

Climate change | Science | local | Land | Environment

What Happened To Mount Hood's Glacier Caves?

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017 11:13 a.m. | Mount Hood, Oregon

The spectacular glacier caves of Mount Hood collapsed and disappeared completely within just a few years of their discovery. Scientists are only now learning what happened.

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Idaho House Panel OKs New Science Standards

AP | Feb. 9, 2017 9:30 a.m. | Boise

An Idaho House panel has approved new K-12 science standards, but only after striking key references to climate change caused by human behavior.

Climate change | Environment

Jury Fails To Reach Verdict In Case Against Oregon Climate Activist

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 1, 2017 4:30 p.m.

A Washington jury failed to reach a verdict Wednesday on whether to convict climate activist Ken Ward for breaking into and shutting off an oil pipeline in Burlington, Washington.

Transportation | Climate change | Environment

Oregon Way Behind On Its Goals For Reducing Carbon Emissions: Report

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 1, 2017 3:25 p.m.

In a new report, the Oregon Global Warming Commission says the state is not expected to come within striking distance of its 2020 or 2050 goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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OSU Professor Wins Prestigious Award, Encourages Scientists To Engage

OPB | Feb. 1, 2017 11:22 a.m.

The National Academy of Sciences has chosen Oregon State University marine studies professor Jane Lubchenco for its highest award.

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Trump's Victory Creates Uncertainty For Renewable Energy Industry

AP | Jan. 22, 2017 9:57 a.m. | Honolulu

President Donald Trump has disputed climate change, pledged a revival of coal and disparaged wind power, and his nominee to head the Energy Department was once highly skeptical of the agency's value. What this means for states' efforts to promote renewable energy is an open question.

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2016 Was The Hottest Year Yet, Scientists Declare

NPR | Jan. 18, 2017 8:03 a.m.

Global temperatures soared above the 20th century average last year, as the climate continues to change. It hasn't been this hot since scientists started tracking global temperatures in 1880.