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Portland Heavy Metals Emissions Linked To Glass Facility

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 4, 2016 3:45 p.m. | Portland

A glass facility in Southeast Portland has suspended the use of cadmium and arsenic in its operations following the revelation that testing found unhealthy levels of those metals in the air nearby.

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Buoyed By Drafting Error, Trails Group Treks To WA Capitol To Continue Fight

Northwest News Network | Jan. 29, 2016 midnight

A delegation from a tiny eastern Washington farm town is rallying to protect a walking, biking and horse riding trail that spans the state.

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Next Chapter In Klamath Dams Saga Opens In California

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 26, 2016 3:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

California has started looking at the environmental effects of dams on the Klamath River. It’s the first official move since the Klamath Basin Water Agreements fell apart at the end of the year.

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Portland Real Estate Company Opens Homeless Shelter

OPB | Jan. 21, 2016 4:38 p.m. | Portland

A building in downtown Portland owned by Menashe Properties will shelter roughly 100 men per night for the next three to six months.

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The Bizarre Bird Hat Fad That Led To Malheur’s Public Land Protections

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 15, 2016 3:22 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Before the Bundy brothers from Nevada made their stand at Malheur Wildlife Refuge against the federal government's public land ownership, a Northwesterner made the call for the feds to protect the land and its migratory birds.

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Oil Train Blockade Activists Declare Win Despite Trespass Convictions

KUOW/EarthFix | Jan. 15, 2016 12:15 p.m. | Seattle

Five climate change activists who blocked an oil train north of Seattle are convicted of trespassing but not obstruction.

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Like The 'Rust Belt', The 'Timber Belt' And Harney County Are Hurting

OPB | Jan. 7, 2016 10:43 a.m. | Portland

While Harney County residents are asking armed protesters to leave, many locals are sympathetic to their issues. Economists say the root may lie in the west’s rural economy.

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Tribe Denounces Malheur Refuge Occupation

OPB | Jan. 6, 2016 10:26 a.m. | Burns, Oregon

Tribal council members said the militants are desecrating sacred traditional property and need to leave.

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Air Stagnation Advisory In Effect For Most Of Oregon

The Register-Guard | Dec. 31, 2015 10:36 a.m.

Several Egan Warming Centers will be open from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Thursday evening and remain on standby Friday through Monday.

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Heavy Rains Have Northwest Communities Scrambling To Contain Sewer Overflows

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 23, 2015 11:45 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Although recent rain is a welcome relief for the Northwest drought, it's put stress on the infrastructure that keeps raw sewage out of the environment.