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Spread By Trade And Climate, Bugs Butcher America's Forests

AP | Jan. 1, 2017 11:22 a.m. | Petersham, Massachusetts

Aided by global trade, a warming climate and drought-weakened trees, invasive bugs have become one of the greatest threats to biodiversity in the United States.

Sustainability | Agriculture | Environment | Health | Business

Can The Cannabis Industry Deliver An Organic, Environmentally Sensitive High?

NWPR/EarthFix | Dec. 23, 2016 12:15 p.m. | Goldendale, Washington

Marijuana growers use a lot of pesticides — especially when these  mildew- and mite-sensitive plants are grown indoors. But some are trying to deliver a cannabis high without the downer of pesticides.

Sustainability | Environment | Water

At Lyle Falls, Tribal Fishermen Carry On A Longstanding Tradition

OPB | Dec. 18, 2016 6 a.m. | Lyle, Washington

At Lyle Falls, Washington’s Klickitat River rushes toward the Columbia River Gorge. It’s one of a few places where members of the Yakama Tribe still fish from scaffolds using dip nets.

World | Climate change | Sustainability | News | Economy | Uncategorized | Environment

Magnitude 7.3 Quake Strikes Off Fukushima In Japan

AP | Nov. 21, 2016 1:19 p.m.

Magnitude 7.3 earthquake strikes off Fukushima in Japan, tsunami warning issued.

Sustainability | Environment | Energy

Portland Climate Activists Prepare Medical Bus For Standing Rock Protesters

OPB/EarthFix | Nov. 9, 2016 3:30 p.m. | Portland

Portland climate activists have transformed an old school bus into a shelter and medical facility for oil pipeline protesters at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota.

Sustainability | Environment | Communities

Oregonians Sending More Trash To The Landfill

OPB/EarthFix | Nov. 7, 2016 3:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Oregon saw an increase in the amount of trash produced, while recycling and composting rates declined. 

Sustainability | Science | Land | Food | News | Business | Nation | Economy | Agriculture

Owyhee Reservoir Irrigators Finally Get Full Allotment

Capital Press | Oct. 21, 2016 9:17 a.m.

A full water allotment for the fist time in four years has made a huge difference for farmers in Oregon and Idaho who depend on the Owyhee Reservoir to irrigate their crops.

Politics | Election | Animals | Sustainability | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Election 2016

Oregon Measure Would Create United Front Against Animal Trafficking On West Coast

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 17, 2016 7:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Oregon voters will soon decide whether to ban the buying and selling of certain animal products.  The species covered under Measure 100 are being poached internationally at high rates.

Food | Sustainability | Transportation | Health | local

New Portland Audit Looks At Taxi Regulators In The Age Of Uber

OPB | Oct. 13, 2016 12:45 p.m. | Portland

The Portland Bureau of Transportation isn’t doing enough to monitor the quality of service offered by ride-for-hire companies, according to a new report by the City Auditor.

Sustainability | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Pacific Ocean

White House Honors Oregon Man For Helping Make Fishing More Sustainable

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 7, 2016 6:50 a.m.

The White House is honoring Oregon trawl fisherman Brad Pettinger  for his environmental leadership.