OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 08, 2015
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announces the state is pursuing clean water rules that match federal recommendations for protecting human health.
OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 07, 2015
New ozone rules from the EPA won't immediately ding Northwest communities, but pollution challenges remain.
OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 05, 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to downgrade the protected status of Columbian white-tailed deer from endangered to threatened.
Economy | Environment | Air | TechnologyOPB/EarthFix | Sept. 23, 2015 4:19 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon
Volkswagen is engulfed in a scandal after admitting to cheating on emissions testing. And that might have Volkswagen owners a little nervous.
Nation | Science | Flora and Fauna | Environment | FoodEarthFix | Oct. 9, 2015 7:46 a.m.
The bees that pollinate crops are on the brink of collapse. One big reason why: a virus-carrying mite. Now, researchers think a rare fungi could boost bees' immune system and attack the mite itself.
Bull trout are dwindling in Montana as their home-waters warm, and invasive fish devour them. Scooping up threatened fish and moving them higher up the mountain could backfire. Is the risk worth it?
Science | Elections | Flora and Fauna | Environment | Nation | Arts | FoodNPR | Oct. 8, 2015 3:10 p.m.
A government-appointed panel wanted the federal government's 2015 nutrition advice to consider a food's environmental impact. But the cabinet secretaries with final authority say it won't happen.
Environment | News | localNorthwest News Network | Oct. 8, 2015 2:45 p.m.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will hold public meetings the week of Oct. 12 in Richland, Washington, about opening Rattlesnake Mountain to the public.
Animals | Environment | News | localEast Oregonian | Oct. 8, 2015 12:26 p.m.
ODFW biologists have started killing off goldfish and bullhead catfish in Boundary Pond using rotenone, a plant-based poison that enters in through the fish’s gills and cuts off oxygen to the cells.
Nation | Business | Science | Environment | FoodNPR | Oct. 8, 2015 10:27 a.m.
California wineries use between 2.5 to 6 gallons of water to make a gallon of wine, not including irrigation water and other needs. But drought is forcing the industry to conserve in new ways.
Nation | Business | Environment | FoodNPR | Oct. 7, 2015 1:55 p.m.
Officials in Fort Bragg also ordered restaurants to serve water to customers only upon request. As part of a Stage 3 water emergency, things like washing cars using city water are prohibited, too.
Nation | Business | Science | EnvironmentNPR | Oct. 5, 2015 2:42 p.m.
A couple is spending 365 days in the nation's most visited wilderness area to raise awareness of a sulfide-ore mining plan they say will put the watershed ecosystem in danger. Some locals disagree.
Federal and state claims against BP for the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill have been resolved, the Justice Department says, with the oil and gas company agreeing to pay more than $20 billion in penalties.