local | News | CommunitiesOPB | June 15, 2016 5:05 p.m.
The Portland City Council voted to start foreclosing on five abandoned homes Wednesday. It’s the first time the city has foreclosed on homes for code violations in 50 years.
The announcement comes ahead of a protest Tuesday in Salem by opponents of the project.
Timber, environmental, local government and tribal groups are complaining land managers aren’t doing enough to protect their interests.
Native American villages dotted the coastline up until the early 1900s. But now many of those sites are literally falling into to the ocean – a process that is being accelerated by climate change.
Communities | News | Technology | Nation | World | Environment | Business | The Circuit: Tracking America's Electronic WasteOPB/EarthFix | May 9, 2016 12:15 a.m.
Every year the world produces 1.4 billion new phones. The old ones join old TVs computers and other electronics in the fastest growing waste stream on the planet.
Environment | Sustainability | Technology | Land | Communities | The Circuit: Tracking America's Electronic WasteOPB | May 5, 2016 4:35 p.m. | Portland
The biggest electronic recycling company in Washington faces multiple state investigations and has lost its environmental certification after it was caught secretly exporting televisions laden with hazardous materials to unregulated facilities in Hong Kong.
The Northwest’s next generation of forensic anthropologists take advantage of a rare opportunity to get their hands in the dirt.
local | News | CommunitiesOPB | April 27, 2016 2:29 p.m.
Efforts by Portland and Multnomah County leaders to provide more emergency shelter beds for homeless men and women led to a new trend: shelters in residential neighborhoods.
EarthFix found clean air agencies in Washington take more steps to resolve air and odor complaints than Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality.