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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.

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.

Oregon Businesses Form New Alliance To Fight Climate Change

OPB/EarthFix | June 22, 2017

More than two dozen Oregon businesses are banding together to fight climate change through a new organization called the Oregon Business Alliance For Climate.

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

NPR | June 26, 2017 7:42 a.m.

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

Economy | Environment | Nation | Business | Energy

People Of Coal-Rich Northern Cheyenne Torn Between Jobs And Sacred Culture

NPR | June 26, 2017 6:11 a.m.

Despite high unemployment and poverty, the tribe has never touched the billions of tons of coal underneath its land. But new opportunities from the Trump administration could change that.

Nation | Environment

What Does It Take To Move A 10-Story Tree A Couple Of City Blocks?

NPR | June 25, 2017 12:50 p.m.

That answer, as seen Sunday in Boise, Idaho: $300,000 and a lot of determination. St. Luke's Health System, which moved the historic sequoia, says it "was never even an option" to cut it down.

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Oregon Judge Rules Counties Cannot Sue State For Money

Daily Astorian | June 24, 2017 9:59 a.m.

A judge has ruled that counties can’t sue the state for financial damages, potentially undermining a $1.4 billion class action lawsuit over state logging practices.

Nation | Business | Environment

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

NPR | June 24, 2017 9:30 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.

Election | Nation | Environment

Environmentalists Rejoice: Court Says Land Regulation Doesn't Go 'Too Far'

NPR | June 24, 2017 7:48 a.m.

The court upheld a regulation preventing a Wisconsin family from developing part of their land, denying them government compensation. The decision is a huge win for regulators and environmentalists.

Nation | Science | Flora and Fauna | Environment

'Cause For Serious Concern': Invasive Carp Caught 9 Miles From Great Lakes

NPR | June 24, 2017 5:06 a.m.

A commercial fisher captured the silver carp beyond the barriers built to keep the invasive species out of the Great Lakes. The incident is raising alarms from local lawmakers.

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Arkansas Tries To Stop An Epidemic Of Herbicide Damage

NPR | June 23, 2017 3:09 p.m.

A weedkiller called dicamba, which farmers hoped could banish herbicide-resistant weeds, has become a plague itself in Arkansas. The state's regulators just voted to ban it for 120 days.

Nation | Food | Environment

Is It Really So Offal? 'Ugly Food' Boot Camp Entices Chefs And Diners

NPR | June 23, 2017 4 a.m.

Teams of cooks are making dishes from food that many American consumers would overlook — or even consciously avoid — as part of a sustainability project aimed at reducing food waste in the U.S.

Nation | Flora and Fauna | Environment

After 42 Years, Yellowstone Grizzly Will Be Taken Off Endangered Species List

NPR | June 22, 2017 1:37 p.m.

Citing a population rebound, the Interior Department has announced it plans to strip the bear of federal protection. But some groups are skeptical, and they've signaled they're prepared to resist.


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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