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Mount Everest Has A Poop Problem. A Team From Seattle Wants To Clean It Up.

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Everyone poops — even climbers on the world’s tallest mountain. But some Northwest volunteers have designed a way to clean up all that human waste.

Salmon Industry Wants To Prepare For More Acidic Oceans

KUOW/EarthFix

Carbon emissions are making the oceans more acidic. That’s long been known to harm shellfish, but new research shows more acidic water could take a toll on salmon as well.

A Controversial Oregon Transmission Line Gets The Go-Ahead

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The federal government has approved plans for a controversial 300-mile transmission line that would cross public lands in eastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho.

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Washington's Dungeness Crab Season Delayed By Algae Bloom

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Friday that the opening of the season on Washington's coast is being moved from Dec. 1 to Dec. 16.

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Clues In That Mysterious Radioactive Cloud Point Toward Russia

Western scientists say they may never know the source of the cloud of ruthenium-106 that hovered over Europe last month. But what little data there is suggests a research facility inside Russia.

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To Save Their Water Supply, Colorado Farmers Taxed Themselves

The recent drought in the West forced people to take a hard look at how they use water. In Colorado, some farmers tried an experiment: make their water more expensive without hurting business.

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Oregon State Trooper Finds His Dream Job Keeping Hunting Fair

OSP Fish and Wildlife is the state’s main line of defense to uphold hunting and fishing laws. Troopers like Dain Gardner are out on patrol year-round across the state.

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Group Buys Stevens Pass Land To Avoid Break In Pacific Crest Trail

The private landowner had considered putting up a fence and cutting off public access to the trail.

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Senate May Approve Drilling In Alaskan Wilderness With Tax Bill

The Republican push to pass a major tax overhaul may also include another long-held GOP goal — opening up Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling.

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Wolf OR-23 Shot And Killed In Wallowa County

Oregon State Police are asking for help finding a poacher who shot and killed a wolf in Wallowa County.

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Climate Change Ripens Prospects For German Winemakers

While Spanish and Italian growers worry heat will dry out vines, in Germany, warming has made for better Rieslings. And one scientist says they couldn't be making red wine so good otherwise.

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Keystone Pipeline Oil Spill Reported In South Dakota

The oil leak occurs just a few days before Nebraska state regulators will decide on the fate of TransCanada's controversial sister project, the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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Keystone Pipeline Leaks 210K Gallons Of Oil In South Dakota

TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in northeastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators reported Thursday.

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The Problem With Wildfires: There Aren't Enough Of Them, Study Finds

OPB/EarthFix

Despite all the wildfires of the past three decades, Northwest forests are still growing faster than they burn. That's not necessarily a good thing.

Here's What A $70 Entrance Fee Means For National Parks And Their Visitors

KUOW/EarthFix

The Interior Department has proposed paying for needed repairs by increasing the entry fees at 17 popular national parks, including Mount Rainier and Olympic in the Pacific Northwest.

'Being A Prankster 'Is A Lifestyle Choice' For This Climate Activist

EarthFix

The leader of the Clown Army says political performance is a way to tell the hard truth about the climate crisis — and to invite others to listen. From the Stepping Up podcast.


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