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What Can Northwest States Do In Face Of Federal Rollbacks On Climate Policy?

OPB/EarthFix | March 24, 2017

As the Trump administration rolls back climate policy, Northwest states are taking a stand. What could they feasibly do?

Volkswagen Settlement Fuels A Fight To Phase Out Dirty Old Diesel Engines

OPB/EarthFix | March 23, 2017

The Northwest is in line to receive millions of dollars through a settlement with Volkwagen Group. Some say that money could help crack down on old diesel trucks, buses and construction equipment.

Controversial Logging Project Debated In NE Oregon

NWPR/EarthFix | March 24, 2017

A forest project in Northeastern Oregon is igniting a debate over what constitutes thinning for wildfire prevention and forest health. Is it a "logging loophole" or a desperately needed project?

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Govs. Inslee And Brown Band Together To Challenge Trump's Energy Plans

OPB | March 25, 2017 4:28 p.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington are banding together in support of clean energy.

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Trump's Hiring Freeze Could Be Felt By Recreation Seekers On Public Lands

KUOW/EarthFix | March 23, 2017 5:45 p.m.

Public lands agencies are struggling to keep up with demands for rangers, trail maintenance – even toilet paper in outhouses. And the problem could get worse under President Trump’s hiring freeze.

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#CuriousGoat: Ask Us About Climate Change And Global Well-being

NPR | March 27, 2017 7:36 a.m.

What questions do you have about the toll that climate change is taking — and about possible solutions?

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A Forgotten Hero's Shipwreck Imperils Washington's Oysters

OPB | March 26, 2017 12:30 p.m. | Bay Center, Washington

Bay Center residents in Southwest Washington feared the worst when a neglected boat began to sink in the Palix River. Leaking oil was a concern to local oyster farmers in nearby Willapa Bay.

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Wolves Wipe Out Chickens, Geese At NE Oregon Residence

Capital Press | March 26, 2017 10:35 a.m.

Wolves killed at least eight chickens and a goose March 23 in a pack attack that left feathers, chicken parts and “hundreds” of wolf tracks around the site, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Vancouver Approves Ethanol Terminal Without Crude Oil

OPB | March 24, 2017 5:30 p.m.

An oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver is off the table. The city approved a plan that would allow NuStar to ship and store ethanol, under the condition that it drop its proposal to handle crude oil.

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Trump Administration Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

AP | March 24, 2017 6:23 a.m.

The Trump administration issued a permit Friday to build the Keystone XL pipeline, reversing the Obama administration and clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally be completed.

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Science-Loving Teens From Ghana And D.C. Geek Out Together

NPR | March 23, 2017 12:55 p.m.

They competed in the first World Smarts STEM Challenge. We got to know the team that worked on a water purifier using neem leaves and ... cilantro.

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Snowmelt Fills Crooked River To Record Levels

AP | March 23, 2017 7:33 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

A river's waters in central Oregon are higher than they have been in about 10 years because of melting snow.

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Accelerated Restoration Coming To Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

East Oregonian | March 22, 2017 2:15 p.m.

The U.S. Forest Service has approved a massive proposal to treat more than 100,000 acres on the Wallowa Valley Ranger District north of Enterprise.

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Congress Rolls Back Obama-Era Rule On Hunting Bears And Wolves In Alaska

NPR | March 22, 2017 2:04 p.m.

The Senate voted Tuesday to lift a 2016 ban on certain hunting practices — like trapping and aerial shooting — on national wildlife refuges there. Now the bill heads to President Trump to be signed.

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Why More Farmers Are Making The Switch To Grass-Fed Meat And Dairy

NPR | March 22, 2017 8:07 a.m.

Advocates of grass-grazing cattle say it's better for the environment and the animals. But there's another upside: Grass-fed meat and dairy fetch a premium that can help small farms stay viable.

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A Forgotten Hero's Shipwreck Imperils Washington's Oysters

OPB | March 26, 2017

Bay Center residents in Southwest Washington feared the worst when a neglected boat began to sink in the Palix River. Leaking oil was a concern to local oyster farmers in nearby Willapa Bay.

Battle Ready: The Digital Documentary

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

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