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LISTEN: 58 years of climate change in one minute

KUOW | Oct. 27, 2016

Climate change can be hard to wrap your brain around. But atmospheric scientists at the University of Washington have made it possible to listen to the planet changing.

After A Long Day Of Fighting Climate Change, This Grain Is Ready For A Beer

NPR | Oct. 27, 2016

Kernza is a kind of grassy wheat that traps more carbon in the soil than crops like wheat and rice. Now, a West Coast brewery is using the grain in its new beer called Long Root Ale.

West Coast Fisheries Hit Hard By Poor Ocean Conditions

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 26, 2016

Since its record high catch in 2013, the commercial fishery in Washington and Oregon has continued to decline. 

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Reactions Flood In After Malheur Trial 'Not Guilty' Verdicts

OPB | Oct. 28, 2016 10:34 a.m. | Portland

Reaction is coming in fast to the not-guilty verdicts for the seven Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers.

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Nations Agree To Establish World's Largest Marine Reserve In Antarctica

NPR | Oct. 28, 2016 5:16 a.m.

At 600,000 square miles, the sanctuary covers an area twice the size of Texas and is known as polar 'Garden of Eden.' This unanimous agreement is the result of years of negotiations.

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Police Evict Dakota Pipeline Protesters

NPR | Oct. 27, 2016 10:43 p.m.

Police officers, some of them in riot gear, confronted people protesting a pipeline in North Dakota after protesters refused to leave private land where the pipeline is supposed to be built.

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How Is A 1,600-Year-Old Tree Weathering California's Drought?

NPR | Oct. 27, 2016 5 p.m.

Four years of too little water is killing millions of trees in the Sierra, yet some giant sequoias still thrive. Tree-climbing scientists are exploring sequoias branch by branch to find their secret.


New Plan Aims To Recover Threatened Snake River Salmon

NWPR/EarthFix | Oct. 27, 2016 4 p.m. | Richland, Washington

Federal fish managers have released a new recovery plan for threatened spring and summer chinook and steelhead on the Snake River. The plan comes during renewed debate over whether the river’s dams should be removed.

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Police Advance On Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp

AP | Oct. 27, 2016 12:47 p.m. | Cannon Ball, North Dakota

Armed soldiers and law enforcement officers dressed in riot gear and driving trucks, military Humvees and buses moved in Thursday to force Dakota Access pipeline protesters off private land.

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Report Declares Global Wildlife Populations Are Plunging. But It's Complicated

NPR | Oct. 27, 2016 12:47 p.m.

The WWF report asserts that wildlife populations have dropped by a startling percentage since 1970. The details and extent of that decline, however, are more complex than any one number can capture.

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Hexavalent Chromium Found In Soil, Water At Salem-Keizer CTEC

Statesman Journal | Oct. 27, 2016 11:33 a.m.

The chemical compound is best known as the carcinogen in the movie “Erin Brockovich,” which is based on a true story about contaminated drinking water in Hinkley, Calif.

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Body Of Missing Hiker Found At Base Of Table Mountain

AP | Oct. 27, 2016 9:02 a.m. | Stevenson, Washington

Skamania County Sheriff Dave Brown says search crews located the body of 31-year-old Melvin Burtch of Beaverton, Oregon, at about 5 p.m. Wednesday at the base of Table Mountain in Washington.

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Oregon Surfer Recounts Shark Attack

AP | Oct. 27, 2016 7:14 a.m. | Portland

Joseph Tanner was resting on his surf board, his lower body dangling in the water, when something grabbed his right leg and yanked him under the waves. Tanner knew he was being attacked by a shark in the chilly waters off the northern Oregon coast.


Why Are There So Many Rats In Seattle?

KUOW/EarthFix | Oct. 20, 2016

Seattle housholds report  signs of rats at twice the national average. The main reason? More people means more trash and food waste. "It's like a buffet for rats," says one expert.

Building A Better Birdhouse: Creating Shelter For Swifts As Old Chimneys Disappear

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 18, 2016

Vaux's swifts are losing their roosting habitat as old chimneys get demolished. Bird advocates are testing out a homemade replacement in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Oregon Measure Would Create United Front Against Animal Trafficking On West Coast

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 17, 2016

Oregon voters will soon decide whether to ban the buying and selling of certain animal products.  The species covered under Measure 100 are being poached internationally at high rates.

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