OPB | Sept. 03, 2015
In addition to a crude oil refinery, Waterside Energy now wants to handle liquified petroleum gas.
KCTS9/EarthFix | Sept. 02, 2015
More than 43,000 wildfires have burned about 8.2 million acres across the country this year -- and there’s another month of the typical fire season to come.
NWPR/EarthFix | Sept. 01, 2015
A drought plan for Washington’s Yakima basin calls for a mountain lake to be partially drained to provide more water for agriculture. That’s struck a nerve with some conservation groups and homeowners.
Air | Recreation | Communities | Climate change | Environment | Economy | Health | Arts | EntertainmentOPB/EarthFix | Aug. 24, 2015 10:15 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon
In Ashland, home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the “show-must-go-on” mantra of the theater has given way to continuous air quality checks and tough show-time decisions.
Environment | News | localOPB | Sept. 4, 2015 4:35 p.m.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has formed an advisory committee to help finalize the Pacific Northwest Trail.
Environment | Nation | EnergyNPR | Sept. 3, 2015 4:39 p.m.
The state is often a step ahead of the status quo when it comes to environmental policy, and climate change is no exception. New legislation includes a plan to cut gasoline use in vehicles by half.
Science | Environment | NationNPR | Sept. 3, 2015 12:49 p.m.
Officials say the collision between two tow boats near Paducah, Kentucky, occurred last night. One of them is discharging oil into the river.
Environment | News | local | Fish & WildlifeOPB | Sept. 3, 2015 12:05 p.m. | Portland
Fishing restrictions on 10 bodies of water in Northeast Oregon have been temporarily lifted, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Environment | News | local | Fish & WildlifeAP | Sept. 2, 2015 5:16 p.m. | Olympia, Washington
As conditions improve in some Washington rivers, state officials are easing fishing restrictions and closures put in place earlier this summer because of the drought.
Environment | Nation | Food | BusinessNPR | Sept. 2, 2015 4:15 p.m.
Prominent chefs are signing up for restaurant-supported fisheries: They commit to buying fresh-caught seafood, whatever the species, from local small fishermen. A pilot program launched in California.
Environment | News | Water | localAP | Sept. 2, 2015 2:43 p.m. | Seattle
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is following through on its promise to propose a new clean-water rule for Washington, in case the state doesn't come up with its own plan in time.
Environment | NW Life | NewsAP | Sept. 2, 2015 11:53 a.m.
Firefighters battling a destructive wildfire near John Day are allowing people who have been evacuated for weeks to return to their homes.