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Seattle Climate Activists Get Confrontational In Trump Era

KUOW | April 28, 2017 10:15 a.m.

While civil disobedience is nothing new,  climate activists see a balooning interest since the election of President Donald Trump.

Climate change | Energy | Environment

Climate Activists Tell PGE: Don’t Even Think About New Natural Gas Plants

OPB/EarthFix | April 26, 2017 1:02 p.m. | Portland

Environmental groups gathered outside the Portland General Electric headquarters in Portland Wednesday to protest the utility’s effort to permit two new natural gas power plants.

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Grim Search Continues In Colombia After Deadly Flood

AP | April 2, 2017 10:11 a.m. | Mocoa, Colombia

A grim search for the missing resumed at dawn Sunday in southern Colombia after surging rivers sent an avalanche of floodwaters, mud and debris through a city, killing at least 200 people and leaving many more injured and homeless.

Climate change | Energy | Environment

What Can Northwest States Do In Face Of Federal Rollbacks On Climate Policy?

OPB/EarthFix | March 24, 2017 4:28 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

As the Trump administration rolls back climate policy, Northwest states are taking a stand. What could they feasibly do?

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Carbon Tax Floated As Possible Replacement To Inslee's 'Clean Air Rule'

Northwest News Network | March 14, 2017 6:15 a.m.

Polluting industries in Washington state don't like Gov. Jay Inslee's cap on carbon emissions — and they don't think it's legal.

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Conservation Group Maps Land Protection Strategy In 3 Western States

AP | March 12, 2017 12:24 p.m. | Boise

A conservation group has created maps identifying key landscapes in three Western states most likely to sustain native species amid climate change and is distributing money to protect private lands in those areas through use-limiting easements or outright purchases.

Climate change | Environment

How Future Superstorms Could Overwhelm Today's Wastewater Infrastructure

KUOW/EarthFix | March 10, 2017 6:10 p.m. | Seattle

Raw sewage dumps aren’t as rare as we’d like to think. And intense rain events -- which climate change will make more common -- could make these spills more necessary without infrastructure upgrades.

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EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Questions Basic Facts About Climate Change

NPR | March 9, 2017 8:54 a.m.

In an interview with CNBC, President Trump's EPA administrator said he did not believe carbon dioxide is a major contributor to global warming.

Climate change | Environment

Carbon Tax? Cap and Trade? Oregon Lawmakers Weigh Options For Reducing Emissions

OPB/EarthFix | March 1, 2017 5:45 p.m.

Supporters and opponents weighed in on five bills that would reduce Oregon's carbon emissions at a joint committee hearing in Salem Wednesday.

Climate change | Energy | Environment

World's Largest Methanol Plant Lands Key Permit Approval From A Washington County

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 27, 2017 5:30 p.m.

Cowlitz County has approved a key permit for a controversial methanol plant proposed on the Columbia River. Opponents plan to appeal the decision.