OPB/EarthFix | July 29, 2015
As summers in the Northwest get hotter with climate change, researchers and planners are looking for ways to reduce the health risks in urban hot spots. In Portland, a new map could help.
OPB/EarthFix | July 30, 2015
Protesters dangling for two days from Portland's St. Johns Bridge kept a Shell Oil ice breaker at bay for 36 hours before it passed through en route to the Arctic. It's likely the delay hasn't cost Shell much.
OPB/EarthFix | July 28, 2015
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday directed the state Department of Ecology to put a cap on carbon emissions by stepping up enforcement of existing pollution laws.
local | Environment | NewsOPB/EarthFix | July 30, 2015 10:23 a.m. | Portland
The Shell ice breaker, Fennica, has cleared the St. Johns Bridge and has moved past the protestor blockade to continue on the Willamette River.
local | Environment | NewsOPB | July 30, 2015 7:15 p.m. | Portland
The Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker, Fennica, has left Portland after undergoing repairs at the local dry dock, but it wasn't an easy task.
Business | Nation | Food | Environment | Flora and FaunaNPR | July 30, 2015 6:41 p.m.
Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.
Beirut's streets are piled with two weeks' worth of uncollected trash. To many Lebanese, it's no surprise. The country has been without a president for more than a year.
local | Communities | Energy | Environment | NewsOPB | July 30, 2015 1:15 p.m. | Portland
The Fennica moved north along the Willamette River Thursday, but turned back to the Vigor Shipyards after reaching protesters at the St. Johns Bridge.
Communities | Energy | Environment | NewsOPB | July 30, 2015 1 p.m. | Portland
OPB spoke with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, who also serves as the city’s police commissioner, about who has jurisdiction over the protesters and whether they have his support.
Science | Entertainment | Environment | Health | Nation | Flora and FaunaNPR | July 30, 2015 12:53 p.m.
The stethoscope seems so simple — a 19th century tool for listening more closely to the human heart or lungs. It also sparked a culture of listening that is transforming the way scientists learn.
Science | Environment | WorldNPR | July 30, 2015 12:05 p.m.
An scientist who studies ocean circulation patterns tells NPR that it's "highly likely" that floating wreckage from the airliner could have reached the island of Reunion near Madagascar.
local | Environment | NewsOPB | July 28, 2015 5:55 p.m.
A Shell icebreaking vessel being protested by activist groups will not leave a Portland dock today, according to the Columbia River Bar Pilot dispatch.