KUOW/EarthFix | July 22, 2016
Friday was the public's last chance to comment on Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's plan to limit carbon pollution from the state's biggest emitters. But with a carbon tax on the November ballot, it won't be voters' last word on the matter.
OPB/EarthFix | July 22, 2016
Low redemption rates have triggered a doubling of the Oregon beverage container deposit to a dime. The change goes into effect next April.
Crosscut | July 22, 2016
Seattle's first insect farm is producing fertilizer and chicken feed for starters. But the PhD behind the firm thinks her grubs could eventually be part of people's diet.
Nation | Environment | ScienceNPR | July 25, 2016 6:40 p.m.
The body of a man was found in an area burned by a 33,000 acre wildfire north of Los Angeles. The Sand Fire has destroyed more than a dozen homes and is one of 19 major fires burning in California.
Before the great recession, Oregon was producing about 4 billion board feet of lumber a year. That dropped after the recession as people stopped building houses.
The massive toxic algae bloom in Florida is threatening businesses and the health of people and animals. The state is asking for federal help for a disaster that's both natural and political.
Health | Environment | WorldNPR | July 25, 2016 7:15 a.m.
El Nino ruined this spring's harvest. Can food aid — and maize seeds — be delivered in time?
local | Health | Education | Environment | News | Lead In The WaterStatesman Journal | July 25, 2016 6:48 a.m. | Salem, Oregon
The contractor hired to test water for lead in the Salem-Keizer and Portland school districts is not following the procedure recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
local | Environment | NewsOPB | July 24, 2016 12:44 p.m.
The winter’s thicker snowpack and cooler temperatures this summer have helped keep large fires at bay.
local | Environment | NewsWallowa County Chieftain | July 24, 2016 8:07 a.m.
Members of the Oregon State Police also were brought in to handle the device once it was removed from the water.
A burned body was found near a northern Los Angeles brushfire that's forced the evacuation of 1,500 homes. As of Saturday night, the 31-square-mile fire was just 10 percent contained.
Nation | Health | Environment | ScienceNPR | July 23, 2016 2:42 p.m.
When we invented shoes, we slipped a surface between ourselves and the world. Ever wonder if this is the moment mankind fell from grace? No? Well, for better or worse, NPR's Colin Dwyer has.