Environment | Pacific Ocean

Hungry Sea Lions Pile Into The Columbia River

OPB | March 26, 2015 5:15 p.m.

As starving sea lions wash ashore in California, biologists are counting a record number of California sea lions in the Columbia River. Coincidence? Probably not.

Water | Environment | Communities | Pacific Ocean

Environmental Prize Winner Sees More Americans Accepting Climate Science

OPB | March 24, 2015 8:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A conversation with Oregon State University professor Jane Lubchenco. On Tuesday she was given the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.

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Congressional Democrats Want More Money For Earthquake Early Warning System

OPB | March 24, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Portland

Congressional Democrats from up and down the West Coast are asking the House Appropriations Committee to allocate more money for a new earthquake early warning system.

Water | Climate change | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Pacific Ocean

Warm Ocean Temperatures Could Mean Trouble For Marine Life

OPB | March 17, 2015 5:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The ocean is going to be unusually warm this year off of Oregon and Washington, which could spell trouble for salmon and other marine life. 

Environment | Pacific Ocean

Action Taken To Protect Fish At Bottom Of Ocean Food Chain

OPB | March 10, 2015 10:45 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

West Coast fishery managers adopted a new rule Tuesday that protects many species of forage fish at the bottom of the ocean food chain.

News | Pacific Ocean

Ship's Chief Engineer Pleads Guilty To Pollution Charge

AP | Feb. 27, 2015 11:59 a.m.

He admitted he used an illegal pump system to discharge 4,500 gallons of oily bilge water off the coast of Alaska last summer.

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Japanese Fish Found Alive In Oregon Waters

OPB | Feb. 25, 2015 12:18 p.m. | Portland

Oregon scientists are trying to figure out how a fish, native to Japan, was pulled out of a crab pot on the Oregon coast - alive.

News | Fish & Wildlife | Pacific Ocean

Great White Shark Looming Off Washington Coast

AP | Feb. 25, 2015 10:45 a.m.

A great white shark about 18-feet long is believed to be swimming off the Washington coast and feeding on harbor seals close to shore.

Technology | News | Science | Fish & Wildlife | Pacific Ocean

OSU Wins Grant To Help Underwater Drones Track Marine Life

OPB | Feb. 24, 2015 5:10 p.m. | Portland

Oregon State University has received a $1 million grant to outfit a pair of underwater drones with new sensors. The hope is the sensors will allow the drones to track wildlife.

Environment | Pacific Ocean

Northwest Faces Greater Risks From Acidifying Waters

OPB | Feb. 23, 2015 5 p.m.

The Pacific Northwest faces a higher risk of economic harm from ocean acidification than other parts of the country, according to a new study.