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What's The Deal With Dam Removals?

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 27, 2015 4:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Dams continue to come down on rivers all over the Northwest. But is this a permanent trend?

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Wildfire Smoke And Outdoor Theater Don't Mix

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 24, 2015 10:15 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

In Ashland, home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the “show-must-go-on” mantra of the theater has given way to continuous air quality checks and tough show-time decisions.

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Oregon Starts Search For Elliott State Forest Buyer

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 13, 2015 3 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Oregon State Land Board has approved the sale of the Elliott, as well as additional requirements designed to preserve the public benefit of the forest.

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Klamath Basin Groundwater Levels Dropped 25 Feet Since 2001

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 11, 2015 4:09 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A new report from the U.S. Geological Survey links steady groundwater declines to pumping by Klamath Project irrigators.

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Feds Release Environmental Review Of Columbia River LNG Project

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 5, 2015 4:40 p.m. | Warrenton, Oregon

A long-awaited environmental impact statement downplays the effect of Oregon LNG's proposed project.

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2 Of Oregon's Worst Dams For Fish Are Coming Down

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 5, 2015 12:31 p.m.

Southern Oregon is beginning to get a reputation as a place where efforts to improve fish passage are succeeding. And two significant dams in the Rogue watershed are coming down this summer.

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US Coast Guard: Icebreaker Faced Obstruction, But Kayakers Cooperated

OPB | July 30, 2015 1:15 p.m. | Portland

The Fennica moved north along the Willamette River Thursday, but turned back to the Vigor Shipyards after reaching protesters at the St. Johns Bridge.

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Portland Mayor On Bridge Activists: 'Protests Are Helpful'

OPB | July 30, 2015 1 p.m. | Portland

OPB spoke with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, who also serves as the city’s police commissioner, about who has jurisdiction over the protesters and whether they have his support.

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5 Melancholy Think Out Loud Stories From The Week

OPB | July 17, 2015 4:08 p.m.

Sometimes Think Out Loud guests and callers tell us about things that make them happy. Other times, not so much. Here are five moments of melancholy from the show this week.

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Northwest Water Supplies Dropping Amid Drought Conditions

OPB/EarthFix | July 10, 2015 2 p.m. | Portland

The hottest June on record for Oregon and Washington came on the heels an unusually warm winter and spring. Now, Northwest rivers are running at or near all-time lows and cities with water reserves are drawing them down.