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Protesters And Supporters Come Out Once Again For Jordan Cove LNG

OPB/EarthFix | June 27, 2017

It was the first public meeting since the Canadian company Veresen refiled its permit application with the federal government.

Military Airstrips Are Poisoning People's Wells

KUOW/EarthFix | June 20, 2017

The military and its civilian neighbors are finding their wells are being poisoned by chemicals in firefighting foams used on airstrips.

Valve-Turning Activist From Oregon Won’t Serve Prison Time

OPB/EarthFix | June 23, 2017

Ken Ward was one of five activists who turned valves off on several pipelines bringing oil from Canada to the United States.

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Chesapeake Bay Dead Zones Are Fading, But Proposed EPA Cuts Threaten Success

NPR | June 28, 2017 8:47 p.m.

After years of failed attempts at cleaning up the dead zones, the Chesapeake Bay, once a national disgrace, is teeming with wildlife again. But success is fragile, and it might be even more so now.

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Oregon Oil Train Bill Moves To Floor, With Key Regulation Removed Again

OPB/EarthFix | June 28, 2017 5:37 p.m. | Portland

For the second time since 2015, the Oregon Legislature has stripped language out of a bill that would have increased the state’s regulation of oil trains.  

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U.S. Air Pollution Still Kills Thousands Every Year, Study Concludes

NPR | June 28, 2017 5:28 p.m.

An analysis examining mortality among millions of Americans concludes that a tiny decrease in levels of soot could save about 12,000 lives each year.

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Organic Weed Management: It's Harder Than You Think

NWPR/EarthFix | June 28, 2017 12:50 p.m.

Everyone has weeds. No one wants them. Weeds created an unusual controversy in one Oregon county, angering a town and sparking a social media debate. Organic farmers say it is hard to manage weeds.

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Study: Slow-Growing Pine Trees Better Withstand Bark Beetles

KUOW/EarthFix | June 27, 2017 3:11 p.m.

Land managers in the West have been struggling to deal with bark beetle outbreaks, but now they can prepare for future outbreaks by changing up what kind of trees they plant.

Energy | Environment

Oregon Utility Board Approves Controversial Sale Of Oil Tanks

OPB/EarthFix | June 27, 2017 11:40 a.m. | Portland

The Oregon Public Utility Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the sale of nine oil storage tanks on the Columbia River near Clatskanie.

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On Top Of Hong Kong's High Rises, Rooftop Gardens Take Root

NPR | June 27, 2017 11:19 a.m.

In one of the most densely populated cities on Earth, a gardening cooperative is helping residents rediscover farming — in the sky.

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Oregon Will Not Suspend Operations At New Mega-Dairy

East Oregonian | June 27, 2017 9:50 a.m.

Oregon regulators will not suspend operations at a controversial new mega-dairy near Boardman. Environmental and animal rights groups had urged a shutdown.

Nation | Environment | Business

Some U.S. States Relax Restrictions On Cladding Suspected In Grenfell Tower Fire

NPR | June 27, 2017 9:01 a.m.

Changes to building codes in some U.S. jurisdictions may allow the use of siding similar to that of Grenfell Tower in London. A fire at the apartment building killed at least 79 people last week.

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Federal Court Pops Up In Grant County For Rainbow Gathering

OPB | June 26, 2017 4:39 p.m. | Portland

A small team of federal prosecutors and judges is deploying to Grant County, Oregon, where the Rainbow Gathering is taking place.

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Challenging The Idea That Electric Vehicles Are For The Rich

OPB/EarthFix | June 20, 2017

At a national conference in Portland, experts discussed how to increase the use of electric vehicles in low-income communities.

Protest Is Broken, He Said. Now He Dreams Of Revolution In Oregon | Terrestrial

KUOW | June 13, 2017

This episode of terrestrial is about a radical idea — that protest as we know it is broken. Micah White once led Occupy Wall Street. Now he thinks it’s time to try something else.

Portland's Bike-Powered Mill Delivers A Low-Carbon Beer

OPB/EarthFix | May 26, 2017

A Portland brewery has teamed up with an environmental group to brew a low-carbon “Bike Crush Saison.”


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