OPB/EarthFix | July 26, 2016
Federal officials placed the blame for this summer's fiery derailment in Mosier with Union Pacific Railroad. EarthFix analyzed federal data to put the railroad's safety record into context.
NWNews | July 26, 2016
Spokane’s City Councilis asking voters to decide a November ballot initiative that would make the shipment of oil or coal by rail through the city a civil infraction.
AP | July 27, 2016
So far, scientists have digitized images of more than 500 species, from poachers to sculpins, from museum collections around the globe.
One of the nation's first urban fish and wildlife refuges coexists with 20 percent of Washington's population in the Lake Sammamish watershed east of Seattle.
Nation | Environment | ScienceNPR | July 25, 2016 6:40 p.m.
The body of a man was found in an area burned by a 33,000 acre wildfire north of Los Angeles. The Sand Fire has destroyed more than a dozen homes and is one of 19 major fires burning in California.
Before the great recession, Oregon was producing about 4 billion board feet of lumber a year. That dropped after the recession as people stopped building houses.
The massive toxic algae bloom in Florida is threatening businesses and the health of people and animals. The state is asking for federal help for a disaster that's both natural and political.
Health | Environment | WorldNPR | July 25, 2016 7:15 a.m.
El Nino ruined this spring's harvest. Can food aid — and maize seeds — be delivered in time?
local | Health | Education | Environment | News | Lead In The WaterStatesman Journal | July 25, 2016 6:48 a.m. | Salem, Oregon
The contractor hired to test water for lead in the Salem-Keizer and Portland school districts is not following the procedure recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.