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.
Increased carbon emissions are putting Puget Sound Dungeness crabs at risk, according to new research from the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle.
Water | Sustainability | Food | Fish & Wildlife | Agriculture | Air | Science | Pacific Ocean | EnvironmentOPB/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.
Environment | Sustainability | Technology | Land | Communities | The Circuit: Tracking America's Electronic WasteOPB | 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.
The U.S. Senate passed energy legislation Wednesday that includes advancement of renewables and other more specific projects in the Pacific Northwest.
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 | Sustainability | Food | WaterKCTS9/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.
Sustainability | Nation | Economy | Climate change | Business | Environment | NewsMarketplace | 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.