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The Plane That Won A War And Polluted A River

KUOW/EarthFix | Dec. 01, 2016

World War II spurred a plane-manufacturing frenzy on the bank of Seattle's Duwamish River. The pollution is still with us. From our series Battle Ready: The Military’s Environmental Legacy In The Northwest.

Tribe's Victory Against Dakota Oil Pipeline Celebrated In The Pacific Northwest

KUOW/EarthFix | Dec. 04, 2016

Sunday's victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in its battle against an oil pipeline in North Dakota is big news for a tribal member living in the Pacific Northwest.

Washington Agencies Preempt Potentially Pesky Pork Problems

NWNews | Dec. 01, 2016

Feral pigs are a problem in 39 U.S. states and the Northwest is not immune. That’s why officials from four Washington agencies issued a reminder to residents last week to be on the lookout.

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Al Gore Meets With Donald And Ivanka Trump In Search For 'Common Ground'

NPR | Dec. 5, 2016 3:22 p.m.

Gore has spent decades warning about the dire consequences of unchecked, man-made climate change while Trump regularly called climate change "a hoax" during the campaign.

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Standing Rock Leader Asks Those Who Are Not Sioux To Leave Pipeline Protest Area

NPR | Dec. 5, 2016 1:53 p.m.

A day after the Army Corps of Engineers blocked the proposed route for the Dakota Access Pipeline, the tribal leader said the "nothing will happen" until the Trump administration begins.

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A Standing Rock Vigil Becomes A Celebration As Army Corps Decision Comes Down

The Register-Guard | Dec. 5, 2016 9:08 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

The issue isn’t over, but for those concerned about the cultural and environmental implications of the pipeline’s route, it was a bright spot worth celebrating.

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In Victory For Protesters, Army Halts Construction On Dakota Pipeline

NPR | Dec. 5, 2016 8:28 a.m.

The decision essentially halts the construction of the oil pipeline right above the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and it also comes as protests at the site continued to grow.

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US Army Corps Blocks Route Of Dakota Access Pipeline In ND

AP | Dec. 4, 2016 1:46 p.m. | Cannon Ball, North Dakota

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota.

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After A Sour Decade, Florida Citrus May Be Near A Comeback

NPR | Dec. 4, 2016 7:43 a.m.

Recent scientific advances have offered some hopes of recovery to Florida's citrus industry, which has been declining over two decades due to a horrible bacterial disease called citrus greening.

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Portland Water Bureau Takes Immediate Steps To Reduce Lead In Drinking Water

OPB | Dec. 3, 2016 11:43 a.m. | Portland

The Portland Water Bureau is taking immediate steps to reduce the amount of lead in the water at taps across the Portland metro area.

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Mosier Oil Train Derailment Costs Near $9 Million

The Columbian | Dec. 3, 2016 10:59 a.m.

By most accounts, the region narrowly avoided catastrophe that June afternoon. And although the numbers will likely increase, Union Pacific is expected to foot the bill.

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Americans Don't Trust Scientists' Take On Food Issues

NPR | Dec. 3, 2016 7:16 a.m.

A new survey finds strong public support for organic food, and suspicion of GMOs — regardless of whether people vote Republican or Democratic. Also, people don't trust scientists much at all.

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Oregon To Create Murrelet Protection Plan For State, Private Lands

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 2, 2016 3:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The marbled murrelet is on both the state and federal endangered species lists. 


Battle Ready: The Digital Documentary

> | Dec. 01, 2016

Watch our Battle Ready digital documentary. Explore the military's environmental legacy in the Pacific Northwest.

Why The Northwest Is Debating Dams On The Snake River (Again)

NWPR/EarthFix | Nov. 21, 2016

A longstanding debate — removing or altering the four lower Snake River dams — is back in the discussion about protect fish while still doing what’s best for all interests along the Columbia and Snake rivers.

Growing An Ethical And Sustainable Guitar Forest

KCTS9/EarthFix | Nov. 08, 2016

A solution to Northwest guitar makers' need for ethically and sustainably sourced hardwood may be growing in their own backyard. But can science help give them more beautiful maple wood?

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