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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.

Energy | Environment | Sustainability

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.

Communities | Environment | Sustainability

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. 

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

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.

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

Transportation | Health | local | Sustainability | Food

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.

Fish & Wildlife | Pacific Ocean | Environment | Sustainability

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.

Communities | Sustainability | Technology | Environment | local | Business

13-Car Train Derailment Prompts Hazmat Precautions In Eugene

The Register-Guard | Sept. 25, 2016 7:22 p.m.

Thirteen railcars, one of them containing a hazardous, flammable liquid, derailed on a Union Pacific train Sunday, prompting a partial evacuation, detouring traffic well into the night and stalling Amtrak train passengers.

Land | Technology | Environment | Sustainability | Forestry

Tree-Planting Robots Could Save Northwest Forests

Crosscut | Sept. 14, 2016 1:30 p.m. | Seattle

A Seattle and Beaverton, Oregon-based startup is developing drones for planting and monitoring trees on a large scale. The company says it uses “precision forestry” to keep our lands green.

Environment | Sustainability

Catio Tour Promotes Safe Backyard Habitat For Cats and Birds

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 13, 2016 10:01 a.m. | Portland

More than 1,200 people signed up for this year's tour of Portland's catios – enclosed outdoor patios that aim to protect both cats and backyard wildlife.