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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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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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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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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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Researchers Test Hotter, Faster And Cleaner Way To Fight Oil Spills

NPR | March 22, 2017 6:06 a.m.

The Flame Refluxer is essentially a big copper blanket: think Brillo pad of wool sandwiched between mesh. Using it while burning off oil yields less air pollution and residue that harms marine life.

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Oregon DEQ Prepares For Big Staff Cuts Under Trump

OPB/EarthFix | March 21, 2017 4:45 p.m.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality staff expect to lose more than 30 people in the agency’s core programs because of President Trump’s cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency budget.

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Farewell To Steve Amen

After 28 seasons, Steve Amen is retiring from Oregon Field Guide. In this half-hour special, we sit down with Steve to talk about his favorite memories of the show, as well as what his life is like behind the scenes. We also hear from longtime producers and crew members Todd Sonflieth; Jule Gilfillan; Michael Bendixen; and Ed Jahn, who will be taking the reins from Steve next season.

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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