Jefferson Public Radio | Feb. 05, 2016
Oregon and California — along with federal agencies and PacifiCorp — agreed in principal this week on a separate process to remove the dams by 2020.
OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 03, 2016
Thousands of extinct animal bones and fragments have been excavated from Oregon State University's football stadium. But one last pile of dirt is still being explored by students in an extraordinary on-campus assignment.
OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 04, 2016
A glass facility in Southeast Portland has suspended the use of cadmium and arsenic in its operations following the revelation that testing found unhealthy levels of those metals in the air nearby.
You've heard of the water crisis in Flint, Mich. But it's not the only place with a water problem. In St. Joseph, La., the water "looks like sludge," according to Louisiana's own state health officer.
Science | Environment | Health | NationNPR | Feb. 5, 2016 4:57 p.m.
Most health officials say the small amounts of benzene and other components of the natural gas still leaking in Southern California are probably not a health threat. Still, some parents worry.
Flora and Fauna | Environment | Health | Nation | ScienceNPR | Feb. 5, 2016 9:33 a.m.
It's only a matter of time, Gov. Rick Scott figures, before the Zika virus shows up in Florida mosquitoes. He's called for increased spraying and other moves to keep Zika and other diseases in check.
News | Fish & Wildlife | Nation | Land use | Environment | Land | local | Politics | An Armed Occupation In Eastern OregonOPB/EarthFix | Feb. 4, 2016 4:57 p.m. | Burns, Oregon
People from around the Northwest are saying they want to help clean up and restore the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge after the occupation ends.
A few short months from now, federal and state foresters around the West will purposely set controlled burns to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires later.
News | Environment | local | AirOPB | Feb. 3, 2016 5:43 p.m. | Portland
Researchers with the U.S. Forest Service and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality found elevated levels of cadmium and arsenic.
Environment | Nation | Health | Economy | BusinessNPR | Feb. 3, 2016 1:31 p.m.
Flint residents are still being billed for water that's unsafe to drink. Tens of thousands of petitions have demanded a moratorium on residents' drinking water bills.
Science | Environment | Energy | NationNPR | Feb. 3, 2016 5:16 a.m.
Since October, a natural gas storage well near Los Angeles has been spewing hundreds of tons of methane gas each day. The leak isn't expected to be fixed for months.