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Portland Family Faces The Reality Of A Lead-Poisoned Child

OPB/EarthFix | May 24, 2016 9 p.m.

News of toxic lead in the air and water have many parents on high alert. Lead poisoning in children can cause permanent brain damage. One Portland family is confronting that reality.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Water | Sustainability

Carbon Pollution Could Be A Big Problem For Northwest Crab Business

OPB/EarthFix | May 18, 2016 4:15 p.m.

Increased carbon emissions are putting Puget Sound Dungeness crabs at risk, according to new research from the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle.

Food | Air | Environment | Pacific Ocean | Water | Agriculture | Fish & Wildlife | Science | Sustainability

UW Fisheries Professor Targeted By Greenpeace Over Industry Funding

OPB/EarthFix | May 12, 2016 6 p.m. | Portland

University of Washington fisheries professor Ray Hilborn is facing accusations from the environmental group Greenpeace about conflicts of interest and failures to disclose industry funding in some of his research.

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10-Megawatt Solar Farm Slated For Central Oregon

AP | May 8, 2016 1:01 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

A Canadian energy developer is closer to putting a solar farm in central Oregon.

Communities | Environment | Land | Technology | Sustainability | The Circuit: Tracking America's Electronic Waste

Major Northwest Electronics Recycler Admits To Exporting Old Televisions

OPB | May 5, 2016 4:35 p.m. | Portland

The biggest electronic recycling company in Washington faces multiple state investigations and has lost its environmental certification after it was caught secretly exporting televisions laden with hazardous materials to unregulated facilities in Hong Kong.  

Environment | Climate change | Energy | Fish & Wildlife | Land | Sustainability

Senate Energy Bill Would Move Northwest Projects Forward

OPB/EarthFix | April 20, 2016 5 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The U.S. Senate passed energy legislation Wednesday that includes advancement of renewables and other more specific projects in the Pacific Northwest.

Communities | Environment | Renewable energy | Sustainability | Energy

Is The Future Of Solar Bright In Oregon?

OPB/EarthFix | April 14, 2016 3:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A few new policy steps could help Oregon catch up with neighboring Washington and other  states in bringing solar power to more homes, businesses and utility customers.

Environment | Water | Food | Sustainability

Seattle Chefs Consider Link Between Healthy Food And Healthy Environment

KCTS9/EarthFix | March 30, 2016 4:30 p.m. | Seattle

Tom Douglas came out of the kitchen to host a conference for chefs in Seattle about the ecological science behind the food served in restaurants.

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Can You Grow The Economy Without Adding Pollution?

Marketplace | March 22, 2016 2 p.m.

There’s one sure-fire way to cut carbon emissions: have a recession. People drive less, companies produce less, the world emits less. But is there a way to grow, create jobs, and still shrink our carbon footprint? There’s new evidence that “decoupling” may be starting.


Bankruptcy Looms for Biggest Coal-Miner in U.S.

Marketplace | March 17, 2016 6:51 a.m.

Peabody Energy may join several other coal companies in bankruptcy court as coal demand and prices fall.