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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.”

Some Islanders Don't Dig Federal Plan To Dig In San Juan Islands Monument

KUOW | May 25, 2017

The Trump administration has given an initial thumbs-up for research students to dig in a rare wildflowers meadow in the San Juan Islands National Monument.

What The Northwest Could Learn From Japan's Eco-Friendly 'Smart Homes'

OPB/EarthFix | May 22, 2017

Japan's "smart homes" combine solar panels, electric cars and batteries not only to save energy but also to supply their own power when disaster strikes.

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WA Senator's Temporary Job Ends At EPA

OPB/EarthFix | May 25, 2017 2:45 p.m. | Portland

Washington state Sen. Doug Ericksen has finished his temporary job for the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency.  

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After G7 Summit, Merkel Says Europe Can No Longer Completely Rely On U.S. And U.K.

NPR | May 28, 2017 9:24 p.m.

In a call for European unity, the German chancellor urged a crowd of supporters to "take our fate into our own hands," because, she says, Europe can no longer depend on its traditional allies.

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Free Admission, Camping At Oregon State Parks In Early June

AP | May 28, 2017 11:18 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Oregon State Parks will be open and free to the public June 3 in celebration of State Parks Day.

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G7 Summit Ends Without U.S. Joining Consensus On Climate Change

NPR | May 27, 2017 8:34 a.m.

Today's communiqué from the summit is unusually short. Notably, it says the U.S. "is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris Agreement."

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Two Scientists, Two Different Approaches To Saving Bees From Poison Dust

NPR | May 27, 2017 5 a.m.

Two scientists agree that pesticide-laden dust from planting equipment kills bees. But they're proposing different solutions, because they disagree about whether the pesticides are useful to farmers.

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In Europe, World Leaders Try To Change Trump's Mind On Climate Change

NPR | May 26, 2017 1:26 p.m.

It was eight against one, at a table in Italy on Friday: Six heads of state and two EU representatives, arguing with the U.S. president about the urgency of committing to the Paris climate accord.

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Man Survives 1,000-Foot Fall Into Crater Lake Caldera

Medford Mail Tribune | May 25, 2017 3:58 p.m. | Crater Lake National Park

Park rangers had to rappel roughly 600 feet into the caldera just to spot the man, McCabe said. His fall landed him about 100 feet from the lake.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment

Oregon, California Governors Request Salmon Disaster Assistance

OPB/EarthFix | May 25, 2017 noon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and California Gov. Jerry Brown are calling for a federal disaster declaration in response to two years of dismal ocean salmon fishing seasons.

Nation | Environment

'Mother Of All Landslides' In Big Sur Buries Section Of California's Highway 1

NPR | May 25, 2017 11:39 a.m.

Dirt and rock now cover a third of a mile of the road known for its breathtaking views. And where the coast used to form roughly a straight line, aerial photos now show a rocky bulge into the Pacific.


Trump's Budget Proposes Selling Off BPA Grid

NWPR/EarthFix | May 24, 2017 3:30 p.m.

President Trump’s proposed budget includes a plan to sell off the Bonneville Power Administration's transmission assets.

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Timber Company Will Sue Oregon Over Failed Forest Sale

The Coos Bay World | May 24, 2017 2:48 p.m. | Coos Bay, Oregon

Lone Rock Timber Management Company, the sole bidder on the Elliott State Forest, says it will sue the state for $3.3 million after the sale of the property fell through.


Can Seattle's Seawall Protect The City's Waterfront While Protecting Fish?


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Birth Defect Investigation Offers No Answers To Grieving Families In E. Washington

NWPR/EarthFix | May 11, 2017

A cluster of fatal birth defects has left several families in Eastern Washington mourning the loss of children they will never know.

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