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Protecting Steamboat's Cold Waters For Summer Steelhead

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 26, 2016 10:45 a.m. | Steamboat, Oregon

Steamboat Creek supports one of the last runs of wild summer steelhead in the Northwest.  Fishermen and conservationists want to keep it that way.

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Conservationists File Lawsuit Against PGE Over Lower Deschutes Water Quality

OPB | Aug. 17, 2016 10:45 a.m.

The Deschutes River Alliance claims PGE has violated water quality standards for several years after installing a water-mixing device at Round Butte Dam.

Environment | Water

In Waitsburg, A Proposed Water Bottling Plant Creates Division

Northwest Public Radio | Aug. 16, 2016 12:40 p.m. | Waitsburg, Washington

Nestle is looking to build a commercial water bottling plant in the Northwest. Its most recent pitch is to the town of Waitsburg, Washington. The plan is tying the small community in knots.

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Wyoming Governor Criticizes Oregon Coal Port Ruling

AP | Aug. 16, 2016 7:10 a.m. | Cheyenne, Wyoming

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he's disappointed with the judge's decision. He says coal is a critical economic driver for his state and the nation.

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Lawsuit Aims To Lower Columbia And Snake River Temperatures For Salmon

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 15, 2016 2:30 p.m.

High river temperatures in recent years has lead to the death of more than a quarter million salmon in the Columbia River. 

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Washington To Dye Pilchuck River Pink To Test Water Quality

AP | Aug. 15, 2016 7:25 a.m. | Granite Falls, Washington

Scientists with the Ecology Department plan to release the dye at two locations on the river at dusk Tuesday. They'll track the dye as it moves downstream.

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Louisiana Residents Struggle For Dry Land As Historic Floods Continue

AP | Aug. 15, 2016 6:10 a.m. | Walker, Louisiana

More than 20,000 people were rescued from their homes as of Sunday as rain-swollen rivers flooded their banks and wreaked havoc across southern Louisiana.

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Scientists Tackle Mercury Woes In River On Idaho-Oregon Border

AP | Aug. 14, 2016 12:49 p.m. | Boise

A multiyear study of mercury contamination is underway in a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Idaho-Oregon border that's part of a power company's effort to renew its license with the federal government.

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Judge Upholds Permit Denial For Columbia River Coal Terminal

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 12, 2016 10:23 a.m. | Portland

An Oregon administrative judge upheld a 2014 decision by the Department of State Lands to reject a permit for a proposed coal terminal at the Port of Morrow on the Columbia River.

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How Bad Could The Mosier Oil Spill Have Been?

Northwest News Network | Aug. 10, 2016 4:29 p.m.

Many in Mosier say the derailment of a train carrying Bakken crude could have been much worse than it was.