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Portland Bans Demolition Of Old Homes

OPB | June 25, 2016 3:34 p.m. | Portland

Portland is the first city in the country to ban the demolition of its oldest homes.

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Portland Council Moves To Foreclose On 5 Abandoned Homes

OPB | 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.

Environment | Land use | Communities

Oregon Regulators Delay Decision On Energy Export Project

OPB/EarthFix | June 13, 2016 2:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The announcement comes ahead of a protest Tuesday in Salem by opponents of the project.

Environment | Land | Communities | Fish & Wildlife

Diverse Groups Challenge Western Oregon Forest Plan

OPB/EarthFix | May 16, 2016 3:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Timber, environmental, local government and tribal groups are complaining land managers aren’t doing enough to protect their interests. 

Environment | Science | Communities | Climate change

How Climate Change Threatens Coastal Archeological Sites

OPB/EarthFix | May 12, 2016 5:15 p.m. | Crescent City, California

 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 Waste

Explainer: The World’s Fastest Growing Source Of Toxic Waste

OPB/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 Waste

Major Northwest Electronics Recycler Admits To Exporting Old Televisions

OPB | 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.  

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Microbes (And Pigs) Could Provide Clues For Forensic Scientists

OPB/EarthFix | May 4, 2016 11:15 a.m. | Philomath, Oregon

The Northwest’s next generation of forensic anthropologists take advantage of a rare opportunity to get their hands in the dirt.

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As Portland's Homeless Problem Spreads, Shelters Moving Outside Downtown

OPB | 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.

Environment | Air | Communities

Washington More Responsive Than Oregon on Air Complaints, But Problems Remain

OPB/EarthFix | April 20, 2016 10 p.m. | Portland

EarthFix found clean air agencies in Washington take more steps to resolve air and odor complaints than Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality.