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Portland’s Toxic Graveyard For World War II Ships

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 01, 2016

Portland's WWII shipbuilding gave way to shipbreaking and environmental consequences extending well beyond the war years. From our series Battle Ready: The Military’s Environmental Legacy In The Northwest.

The Northwest Braces For Its Own Standing Rock

Crosscut | Dec. 08, 2016

The battle to stop  a pipeline in British Columbia and protect Salish Sea waters on both sides of the border could bring some of the largest environmental protests ever seen in Cascadia.

Environmental Group Sues Over Water Pollution In Washington State

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 08, 2016

Northwest Environmental Advocates go to court, accusing the state of Washington of failing to control water pollution along the coast and Puget Sound.

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Business | World | Environment

How Your Cashmere Sweater Is Decimating Mongolia's Grasslands

NPR | Dec. 9, 2016 2:44 a.m.

Mongolian goats produce the world's highest quality cashmere wool, and international demand has soared. There's a problem, though: these goats are turning the country into an ecological wasteland.

Nation | Environment

Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Shakes California

NPR | Dec. 8, 2016 3:19 p.m.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter was about 100 miles off the coast and that there was no risk of a tsunami. Residents in Ferndale, Calif., said they felt the earth "roll" under them.

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Pendleton Convention Center Lead Report Spurs Further Testing

East Oregonian | Dec. 8, 2016 9:05 a.m. | Pendleton, Oregon

The Pendleton Convention Center’s past as an Oregon National Guard armory has city officials thinking about its future.

Science | News | Flora and Fauna | Environment

Giraffe Now Listed As 'Vulnerable' To Extinction As Population Plummets

NPR | Dec. 8, 2016 8:50 a.m.

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature says the giraffe population has declined by as much as 40 percent in the past 30 years, and could face extinction if the trend is not reversed.

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Fukushima Radiation Has Reached US Shores

Statesman Journal | Dec. 8, 2016 8:43 a.m.

For the first time, seaborne radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster has been detected on the West Coast of the United States.

News | Environment | Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake In Oregon?

USGS: 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Off The California Coast Thursday Morning

AP | Dec. 8, 2016 7:43 a.m. | San Francisco

The quake hit at 6:50 a.m. Thursday about 100 miles west of Ferndale, California.

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Trump Picks Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt, Noted Climate Change Doubter, To Lead EPA

NPR | Dec. 8, 2016 4:52 a.m.

Pruitt has made no secret of his disdain for the Environmental Protection Agency — his official biography calls him "a leading advocate against the EPA's activist agenda."

Environment | local | News | Climate change

Oregon Coastal Conference Focuses On Tsunami Preparedness

OPB | Dec. 7, 2016 4 p.m. | Portland

Emergency management experts are meeting on the Oregon coast this week to discuss tsunami preparedness.


The 50-Year Story Of Creating Idaho's New Wilderness Area

IdahoPTV/EarthFix | Dec. 7, 2016 3 p.m.

The Northwest's newest wilderness is rugged, remote, and steeped with history. Explore Outdoor Idaho's story of the Boulder-White Clouds and what it took to give this landscape the gold standard of conservation.

Nation | Environment

Weather Channel To Don't Use Our Content To Mislead On Climate Change

NPR | Dec. 7, 2016 1:34 p.m.

The Weather Channel published an article telling, "The next time you write a climate change article and need fact checking help, please call."


Download The Battle Ready Audio Special

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Battle Ready: The Digital Documentary

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

The 50-Year Story Of Creating Idaho's New Wilderness Area

IdahoPTV/EarthFix | Dec. 07, 2016

The Northwest's newest wilderness is rugged, remote, and steeped with history. Explore Outdoor Idaho's story of Idaho's Castle Peak, the White Clouds and two other new wilderness areas.

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