OPB/EarthFix | May 23, 2017
A proposal by Portland General Electric to sell nine oil storage tanks on the lower Columbia River has raised concerns about a potential oil-by-rail terminal in Oregon.
OPB | May 23, 2017
The Portland Water Bureau learned this month it has lost a key exemption to federal water testing rules, meaning the city must build a water treatment facility.
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.
Whales might be the largest animals on the planet, but they haven't always been so huge. Researchers say the ocean giants only became enormous fairly recently, and over a short period of time.
News | Environment | local | Energy | PoliticsAP | May 23, 2017 3:04 p.m. | Spokane, Washington
Hanford for decades made plutonium for nuclear weapons, and it now is engaged in a massive environmental cleanup that costs more than $2 billion per year.
Two criminal defense attorneys weigh in on the reasons for and impact of over-policing black boys.
News | Environment | Recreation | localStatesman Journal | May 23, 2017 10:44 a.m.
A 25-year-old man is presumed dead after he went underwater at Three Pools Recreation Site and did not resurface.
A big court decision could open up new habitat for salmon in Washington and end up costing the state billions of dollars.
News | Environment | local | EnergyNorthwest News Network | May 22, 2017 8:30 a.m.
Workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation are starting to install a thick plastic covering over a tunnel that collapsed on May 9.
News | Environment | localThe Columbian | May 21, 2017 9:34 a.m.
Officials with the Gifford Pinchot National Forest said more miles of road were extensively damaged or choked with debris after winter and spring than they’ve seen in a long time.
For 25 years, the Earth Conservation Corps has been cleaning up the capital's polluted Anacostia River. Volunteers have turned their lives around and now work to help others do the same.
Economy | Business | Science | Environment | NationNPR | May 19, 2017 9:13 a.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency asked for public input on "job-killing regulations" and has now received more than 28,000 comments, many of which urge the agency not to roll back protections.
Shell CEO Ben van Beurden says he wants the U.S. to remain in the 2015 Paris climate accord. Energy companies like Exxon Mobil and BP have also urged President Trump to continue supporting the deal.