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Salmon Cannon Shoots For Its Biggest Project Yet

NWPR/EarthFix | April 25, 2017

The salmon cannon made a big splash a few years ago on local news stations and even had a cameo on HBO’s "Last Week Tonight" with John Oliver. Soon, it could propel fish into its biggest project yet.

Energy Star Program For Homes And Appliances Is On Trump's Chopping Block

NPR | April 26, 2017

Appliance makers and home builders are in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the energy efficiency program. Energy Star is among 50 EPA programs that would be eliminated under the president's budget plan.

Wolf Hunting Still An Option Under New Oregon Plan

OPB/EarthFix | April 21, 2017

Oregon’s gray wolves are once again the center of attention for state wildlife officials.

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Oregon House Passes 10-Year Fracking Ban

Statesman Journal | April 26, 2017 10:45 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

There currently are no operational hydraulic fracturing wells in Oregon, but there is potential for coalbed methane fracking in the Willamette Valley, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey report.

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How A Wild Berry Is Helping To Protect China's Giant Pandas And Its Countryside

NPR | April 26, 2017 9:09 a.m.

Long before it became a "superfood" in the U.S., schisandra was made into soups and jams and prized as a medicinal plant. Now the berry is at the center of a dramatic new approach to conservation.

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This Winter Was Historically Wet In Seattle, Portland

AP | April 26, 2017 7:01 a.m. | Seattle

Soggy Seattle has broken another rainfall record, and Portland is inching closer to smashing its own record.

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Trump To Sign Executive Order That Could Shrink National Monuments

NPR | April 25, 2017 6:31 p.m.

The Interior Secretary says, under the policy, his department will review protective designations since 1996 of 100,000 acres or more, particularly their size.

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China Moves To Increase Number Of Electric Vehicles On Its Roads

NPR | April 25, 2017 2:10 p.m.

By early next year, Beijing will require automakers in China to ensure that at least 8 percent of all vehicles they manufacture are electric.

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Early Numbers Suggest Oregon Bottle Redemption Rate Up Significantly

OPB | April 24, 2017 4:04 p.m.

Initial numbers show that bottle and can returns are up statewide after the deposit increased from a nickel to a dime on April 1.

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A New Approach To Helping Men Of Color Heal After A Violent Incident

NPR | April 24, 2017 2:30 p.m.

To figure out the best ways to help young black and Latino men heal, a nonprofit will train young men in New York City to conduct interviews with other young men of color.

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What Fish Is Good For Me And The Planet? New Documentary Explores

NPR | April 24, 2017 1:55 p.m.

In order to investigate how eating fish affects our health as well as the oceans, author and fisherman Paul Greenberg spent a year eating fish every day.

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Chew On This For Earth Day: How Our Diets Impact The Planet

NPR | April 24, 2017 1:48 p.m.

The foods we choose to put on our plates — or toss away – could have more of an ecological impact than many of us realize.

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Clashes Over Grazing Land In Nigeria Threaten Nomadic Herding

NPR | April 24, 2017 1:25 p.m.

Nomadic herders who live across West Africa are having to travel further and further south for their cows to graze. Some are letting cows graze on cropland, leading to deadly conflicts with farmers.


Looming Budget Cuts Put Scientists In Limbo

OPB/EarthFix | April 22, 2017

This weekend, thousands of scientists will take to the streets in cities across the country to celebrate and defend their work in the face of deep cuts proposed for federal funding.

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What Can Northwest States Do In Face Of Federal Rollbacks On Climate Policy?

OPB/EarthFix | March 24, 2017

As the Trump administration rolls back climate policy, Northwest states are taking a stand. What could they feasibly do?

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