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Obama's Alaska Trip Prompts Arctic Drilling Protest

OPB | Aug. 31, 2015 3:30 p.m. | Portland

People protesting oil drilling in the Arctic marched through downtown Portland Monday, and held a “die-in.” They're trying to send President Obama a message as he travels to Alaska this week.

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Draft Environmental Review Released For Oil Terminals On Washington Coast

KUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 31, 2015 3:22 p.m.

The public has until Oct. 29 to comment on the draft environmental review for two controversial oil terminals on the Washington coast.

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Oil And More: Longview Energy Company Proposes Expansion

OPB | Aug. 28, 2015 7 p.m.

The proposed expansion outlines a liquefied petroleum gas and crude oil transfer terminal.

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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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Particles From The Edge Of Space Shine A Light On Fukushima

NPR | Aug. 27, 2015 10:59 a.m.

Researchers have been using muons to take a peek inside the nuclear reactors in Japan that melted down in 2011. The results could aid the continuing cleanup operations.

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This Little Card Can Turn Wasted Heat Into Electricity

NPR | Aug. 25, 2015 5:08 p.m.

The PowerCard, a small card with an imbedded thermoelectric, is like a mini solar cell. But, instead of converting sunlight into energy, it converts wasted heat from things such as coal stacks.

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How Smoke Shut Down A Northwest Utility's Power Generation

KUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 25, 2015 8 a.m. | Seattle

A wildfire in the North Cascades has damaged transmission lines, leading Seattle City Light to shut down power generation at three dams on the Skagit River.

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A Brutal Week For Investors; Will There Be More Zigs Than Zags?

NPR | Aug. 21, 2015 3:21 p.m.

Stock investors have to decide if the August downturn is just part of a normal zigzag pattern in any bull market, or the start of a bear market that could last for years.

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New Oil Train Safety Rules Approved In Oregon

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 21, 2015 3 p.m. | Portland

Oregon adopts new rules requiring railroads to share more information with state officials. The rules come in response to concerns over the state’s readiness for oil train spills and fires.

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Portland's Hydropower In A Pipe Attracts Global Interest

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 17, 2015 6:45 p.m. | Portland

A renewable energy project in Portland has cities across the globe taking a closer look at their water pipes. It's a hydropower system that draws power from drinking water as it makes its way to the tap.