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Invasive 'Devil Fish' Plague Mexico's Waters. Can't Beat 'Em? Eat 'Em

NPR | Oct. 18, 2017

The armored catfish erodes shorelines and devastates marine plants, earning its nefarious nickname. So researchers, chefs and fishermen are trying to rebrand it by promoting its flavor and nutrition.

Southern Oregon Megafire May Help Suppress Devastating Tree Disease

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 17, 2017

Crews working the Chetco Bar wildfire had more to consider than just the flames once it spread into a quarantine zone where a disease was devastating trees.

Reviving Black Diamond's Coal Mine In Seattle's Green Shadow

KUOW/EarthFix | Oct. 16, 2017

Coal mining could be coming back in the Northwest to an old coal mine in southeast King County.

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GOP Lawmaker Gives New Life To Controversial Mining Proposal In Southwest Oregon

Statesman Journal | Oct. 19, 2017 12:57 p.m.

A controversial mining proposal in southwest Oregon could get a fresh life after a Utah lawmaker asked the Trump administration to reconsider a set of environmental rules.

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Springfield-Based Roseburg To Sell California Timberlands

The Register-Guard | Oct. 19, 2017 11:12 a.m.

Roseburg Forest Products has reached an agreement to sell 170,000 acres of Northern California timberlands to an Australian-based company.

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China Wants Nothing to Do With America's Trash

Marketplace | Oct. 18, 2017 12:45 p.m.

It will no longer import recycled scrap from the U.S. So what do we do with it?

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Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Chetco Bar Fire Area

OPB | Oct. 18, 2017 12:29 p.m.

A flash flood watch is in effect Thursday for the Chetco Bar Fire area, 16 miles west of Selma, Oregon.

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Vancouver Port Commissioner Race On Pace To Hit $1 Million

OPB | Oct. 18, 2017 noon

A race for a commissioner seat with the Port of Vancouver is proving to be one of the most expensive port races in recent history. So far, both candidates have raised just under $1 million.


Oregon's Congressional Push To Get EPA To Clean Up Polluted Portland Harbor

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 16, 2017 5 p.m.

Oregon’s Congressional delegation is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to move forward with clean-up plans for the Portland Harbor Superfund site without further delay.

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Thinning Forests Saved Town Of Sisters From Wildfire, But Can It Be Duplicated?

AP | Oct. 16, 2017 9:57 a.m. | Sisters, Oregon

Scrutiny of the condition of the American West's forests, and of policies that curtailed logging and suppressed wildfires, has intensified amid a devastating wildfire season.

Environment | News | local | Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake In Oregon?

Small Quake Shakes Northwest Oregon

AP | Oct. 16, 2017 9:47 a.m. | Portland

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 3.4 quake struck late Sunday in rural Clatsop County, a roughly 75-minute drive northwest of Portland. It occurred at a depth of 14 miles.

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With OK From EPA, Use Of Controversial Weedkiller Is Expected To Double

NPR | Oct. 15, 2017 11:10 a.m.

The EPA says farmers can still spray dicamba on their crops next year — with some new restrictions. The weedkiller has been blamed for drifting into fields, damaging millions of acres of crops.

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Vancouver Port Race Turns Personal As Candidate Files Protection Order

OPB | Oct. 14, 2017 4:21 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Port of Vancouver candidate Kris Greene has filed a temporary protection order from harassment against his former campaign strategist and volunteer.


China Wants Nothing to Do With America's Trash

Marketplace | Oct. 18, 2017

It will no longer import recycled scrap from the U.S. So what do we do with it?

Are The Car-Sharing And EV Revolutions Leaving Poor People Behind?

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 15, 2017

A new program in Northeast Portland aims to serve people outside the boundaries of mainstream car-sharing services.

'I Just Simply Couldn’t Do It.' The Ambassador Who Quit Over Climate Change | Terrestrial

KUOW | Oct. 10, 2017

When I met Dave Rank he was just a normal guy on a road trip with his wife in a used Subaru. But not long before that, Dave had a very important job.

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