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Scientists Try Trapping To Halt Puget Sound's European Crab Invasion

KCTS9/EarthFix | Sept. 26, 2016

The detection of Puget Sound's first  invasive green crab prompts scientists to mount a counter attack. Now a second crab has been discovered about 30 miles away in Padilla Bay.

It May Not Cost You More To Drive Home In A Climate-Friendly Car

NPR | Sept. 27, 2016

It has been a common belief that low-emissions vehicles, like hybrids and electric cars, are more expensive than other choices. But researchers at MIT have found otherwise.

Video: What Does The Clean Power Plan Mean For You?

Inside Energy | Sept. 26, 2016

The Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan is a federal rule aimed at reducing the carbon intensity of our electric power grid. It is our country’s most ambitious attempt yet to fight climate change.

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County Panel Approves Rail Expansion In Columbia Gorge Despite Oil-Train Controversy

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 27, 2016 4:45 p.m.

A county planning commission has given its approval to a rail expansion in the same stretch of the Columbia River Gorge where a Union Pacific oil train derailed and burst into flames.

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92 Percent Of The World's Population Breathes Substandard Air, WHO Says

NPR | Sept. 27, 2016 3:30 p.m.

The pollution levels have a staggering impact on health – according to the report, "In 2012, one out of every nine deaths was the result of air pollution-related conditions."

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If You Think Eating Is A Political Act, Say Thanks To Frances Moore Lappe

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 12:48 p.m.

When Frances Moore Lappe wrote the best-selling Diet For A Small Planet back in 1971, she helped start a conversation about the social and environmental impacts of the foods we choose.

Climate change | local | Environment | Land

Retreat Or Fight? Erosion Chews Away Southwest Washington Coast

Northwest News Network | Sept. 26, 2016 10:30 a.m.

Most places threatened by erosion try to fight back. But the erosion at Southwest Washington's Washaway Beach is so rapid, the question now is to fight or retreat.

Energy | Environment | Economy | Business | Science

Oil #5: Imagine A World Without Oil

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 7:58 a.m.

Last of five episodes. We follow the Planet Money oil to a gas station. And we ask: What would our world look like if there were no fossil fuels?

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Researchers Begin Examining Dead Whale That Washed Up On Oregon Beach

Daily Astorian | Sept. 26, 2016 7:44 a.m. | Arch Cape, Oregon

The dead humpback washed ashore at the state park’s Short Sand beach on Tuesday. It originally beached in nearby Arch Cape on Friday, before washing back out to sea.

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13-Car Train Derailment Prompts Hazmat Precautions In Eugene

The Register-Guard | Sept. 25, 2016 7:22 p.m.

Thirteen railcars, one of them containing a hazardous, flammable liquid, derailed on a Union Pacific train Sunday, prompting a partial evacuation, detouring traffic well into the night and stalling Amtrak train passengers.

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Earthquakes Rattle Southern Oregon Coast

OPB | Sept. 25, 2016 9:56 a.m. | Portland

A pair of moderate earthquakes shook the Pacific Ocean about 100 miles off the southern Oregon coast late Saturday and early Sunday.

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PHOTOS: Dreamlike Pictures Of The Water The World Needs

NPR | Sept. 24, 2016 10:20 a.m.

Photographer Mustafa Abdulaziz has spent four years documenting the world's water woes. His 'Water Stories' are now on display by New York's East River.

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Conservation Groups Sue Over Oregon's Wolf Delisting

AP | Sept. 23, 2016 8:41 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Conservation groups argue in a new lawsuit that Oregon violated its own Endangered Species Act by removing the endangered status of gray wolves.

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Outdoor Schools Open Up New, Affordable Adventures In Learning

KCTS9/EarthFix | Sept. 20, 2016

The nation’s first forest kindergarten opened on an island in Puget Sound. A new program  is testing whether the outdoor school idea could make early childhood education more accessible and affordable.

With Few Rules For Home Demolitions, Threat Of Lead Dust Worries Neighbors

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 19, 2016

While health officials are working to reduce exposure after waves of concern about lead in drinking water and industrial emissions, many say the lack of protections for home demolitions are a gap in regulations.

Catio Tour Promotes Safe Backyard Habitat For Cats and Birds

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 13, 2016

More than 1,200 people signed up for this year's tour of Portland's catios – enclosed outdoor patios that aim to protect both cats and backyard wildlife.


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