OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 22, 2017
Environmental groups are pressuring Gov. Kate Brown and the Oregon Board of Forestry to find new leadership on forestry issues and increase protections for coastal drinking water.
KUOW | Feb. 24, 2017
Billionaire Wilbur Ross is President Trump's nominee for secretary of commerce, which oversees ocean policies. Ross also owns oil tankers, which has critics worried about a conflict of interest.
OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 23, 2017
A lawsuit filed by salmon advocates calls for the Environmental Protection Agency to pick up where it left off in 2003 in considering steps to lower temperatures in the Columbia and Snake rivers.
A track for vehicles was recently discovered illegally crossing the boundary into Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness, despite the Wilderness Act's prohibition against motorized access to such protected areas.
Nation | Energy | Science | Environment | BusinessNPR | Feb. 24, 2017 7:11 a.m.
On Thursday morning, law enforcement cleared out the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota, ending a months-long protest against the completion of the nearby Dakota Access Pipeline.
NW Life | local | News | EnvironmentEast Oregonian | Feb. 23, 2017 4 p.m.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has purchased the largest private inholding in the Eagle Cap Wilderness and conveyed the land back to the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
Pacific Northwest, we've slashed greenhouse gas emissions — and saved big bucks — with a clean energy source that often doesn't even get mentioned in policy debates.
Health | Nation | Technology | Science | EnvironmentNPR | Feb. 23, 2017 6:50 a.m.
A "March for Science" is set for April 22 in Washington, D.C., to show support for evidence-based public policy. But some worry the march will be seen as partisan, and may even undermine sound policy.
Some African countries have long witnessed mysterious outbreaks of paralysis. Affected regions are poor and conflict-ridden, where people's main food is a bitter, poisonous variety of cassava.
Residents were ordered to evacuate overnight after creeks and reservoirs flooded, and won't be allowed home for at least another day.
Nation | Energy | Science | EnvironmentNPR | Feb. 22, 2017 5:52 p.m.
The governor of North Dakota had set Wednesday as the evacuation deadline for the largest protest camp. The Trump administration is allowing the pipeline to be built, despite the protests.
An overview of multiple legal challenges and protests since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers considered approving a section of the pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.
Thousands of road culverts block the way for endangered salmon. That’s why Native American tribes have sued Washington state, which is making fixes to improve fish passage.
Food | Environment | local | News | Agriculture | Politics | HealthCapital Press | Feb. 22, 2017 8:18 a.m. | Salem, Oregon
The Oregon Department of Agriculture performs 500 inspections a year to ensure food manufacturers are following federal sanitation standards and other regulations, for which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration pays the agency $700,000.