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The Bullfrog And Thistle: Can The Northwest Eat Its Way Out Of Ecological Threats?

OPB/EarthFix | Nov. 23, 2015

A group of Oregon ecologists is taking a bite out of the problem of invasive species – with Cajun-fried bullfrog legs and invasive crayfish dip. They even have a cookbook full of dishes that put invasive species on the menu.

New Wolf Pack Confirmed In North-Central Washington

OPB/EarthFix | Nov. 24, 2015

Wildlife officials have confirmed a new wolf pack near the towns of Twisp and Omak in Washington. They've named the pack Loup Loup, recognizing prominent landmarks within pack's range in Methow Valley.

Q&A: Vancouver Oil-By-Rail Environmental Review

OPB | Nov. 24, 2015

Washington state released a detailed report Tuesday assessing the environmental impact of a proposed rail-to-marine oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver.

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Seattle's First EPA Chief Laments The Environment's Partisan Divide

KUOW/EarthFix | Nov. 23, 2015 4:45 p.m. | Seattle

A conversation with William Ruckelshaus, one of two Washington’s environmental leaders who will be honored Tuesday by President Barack Obama. The late Billy Frank, Jr. will be honored posthumously.

local | Environment | News

Study: Coal Trains Pollute More Than Diesel Trains Into The Columbia Gorge

OPB | Nov. 23, 2015 5:45 p.m.

A study from the University of Washington shows coal trains polluted into the Columbia River Gorge twice as much as diesel freight trains.

Business | Nation | Food | Environment | Science

How Long Can Florida's Citrus Industry Survive?

NPR | Nov. 27, 2015 4:16 p.m.

The USDA recently stunned growers when it projected the smallest orange harvest for Florida in more than 50 years. The culprit: A tiny insect that's killing off the state's trees — and industry.

Science | Environment | World

In Brazil, Deforestation Is Up, And So Is The Risk Of Tree Extinction

NPR | Nov. 27, 2015 10:06 a.m.

Brazil's Environment Ministry announced that deforestation in the country has increased by 16 percent. A separate study warned that more than half the Amazon's tree species may be threatened.

Energy | Environment | World

India's Quandary: Climate Change And Coal

NPR | Nov. 27, 2015 4:48 a.m.

Coal is king in India. Some say there's little alternative. So how can this country, the world's third-largest polluter, provide energy and lift millions from poverty while trying to become "greener"?

News | Environment

Moderate Earthquake Rumbles Off Oregon Coast

AP | Nov. 26, 2015 7:36 a.m.

A moderate earthquake has struck off the coast of southern Oregon.

Science | Food | Environment | Flora and Fauna

Thanksgiving Buzz: What Would Pilgrims Say About The Plight Of Bees?

NPR | Nov. 26, 2015 5:21 a.m.

When you sit down for your holiday dinner, you may want to give thanks to bees and other pollinators. Their health is tied to your food. What's behind the bee declines? Watch our video investigation.

Climate change | Environment | Pacific Ocean

Seafloor Samples Reveal Ghosts Of Blobs Past

OPB/EarthFix | Nov. 25, 2015 4:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Oregon State University scientists have found evidence of two previous "blobs" in core samples taken off the coast of Alaska.

Science | Food | Environment

Busted: EPA Discovers Dow Weedkiller Claim, Wants It Off The Market

NPR | Nov. 25, 2015 1:10 p.m.

The Environmental Protection Agency wants to withdraw approval of a controversial herbicide made by Dow AgroSciences. The firm made conflicting claims to EPA and the Patent Office about the product.

Water | local | Environment | News

A Strong El Niño Will Lead To Another Warm Winter

OPB | Nov. 25, 2015 12:11 p.m.

Despite cold weather during Thanksgiving week, Oregonians can expect another warm and dry winter.

Business | Environment | World

China's Greenhouse Gases Don't Seem To Trouble Most Of Its Citizens

NPR | Nov. 25, 2015 6:19 a.m.

The Chinese tend to ignore the dangers of global warming even though the country already suffers the consequences of pollution today and faces serious potential threats in the longer term.

Business | Nation | Environment

Saudi Hay Farm In Arizona Tests State's Supply Of Groundwater

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 3:58 p.m.

A Saudi Arabian dairy company owns 15 square miles in Arizona — and 15 water wells — to make hay to send home to cows. Local farmers there are just realizing their water is being exported overseas.


Where Do Seattle-Area Crows Go At Night?

KUOW | Nov. 24, 2015

KUOW Listener Lauren Linscheid of Seattle sees crows flying every day toward Lake City Way. “I want to know where they’re going and why,” Lauren told KUOW’s Local Wonder team. Reporter Ashley Ahearn was dispatched to investigate.

Wildlife Detectives: A Special Report

Wrongdoers are profiting from their deadly exploitation of Northwest wildlife, from elk and deer to sturgeon and shellfish. But law enforcement and private citizens are out to stop these crimes against nature.

Wildlife Detectives: A Special Report | June 02, 2015

The Wildfire Conundrum: Weeding The Forest

Jefferson Public Radio | Nov. 18, 2015

In the first installment of  a three-part collaboration with the journalism non-profit InvestigateWest, JPR’s Liam Moriarty takes a look at the causes of — and some possible solutions to — the wildfire conundrum.

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