Competition Inspires 'Sewage Brewage'

AP |Jan. 27, 2015 8:22 a.m.

A dozen home brewers in the Portland area will take part in an experiment this summer to make beer from water recycled from a sewage treatment plant.

EPA Report Details Oregon Chemical Releases

Statesman Journal |Jan. 26, 2015 1:12 p.m.

The quantity of toxic chemicals released to Oregon's air, land and water decreased by 18 percent in 2013, according to new data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Oregon Water Treatment Company Wants To Turn Sewer Water Into Beer

OPB |Jan. 22, 2015 1:24 p.m.

Hillsboro-based Clean Water Services has asked the state of Oregon for permission to turn its purified wastewater into beer.

SSA Terminals To Pay $215,000 For Clean Water Act Violations

KUOW |Jan. 20, 2015 1:15 p.m.

The largest container terminal in the Northwest will pay a fine and reduce the amount of polluted runoff it discharges into Puget Sound. 

One More Try: A Renewed Push To Pass Klamath Agreements

Jefferson Public Radio |Jan. 12, 2015 9 p.m.

Supporters of a trio of agreements meant to settle the rancorous water disputes in the Klamath Basin are gearing up to take another run at getting Congressional approval for the deal.

Draft 'Fish-Consumption' Water Rule Out

AP |Jan. 12, 2015 11:29 a.m.

After two years of heated debate, the Washington Department of Ecology has formally proposed a water-quality rule tied to how much fish people eat.

Fukushima Radiation Mapping In The Pacific Could Bolster Climate Science

OPB |Jan. 09, 2015 4:49 p.m.

A new research showing the spread of radiation resulting from the post-Japanese earthquake nuclear disaster help prove the accuracy of ocean current models.

Low Snowfall This Year Offers A Preview Of Warmer Climate To Come

OPB |Jan. 09, 2015 4:19 p.m.

Snow levels way below normal are driving Northwest skiers and snowshoers to higher slopes. Scientists say it's the kind of winder we can expect to see more often with climate change.

Judge Gives Okay For Snake River Dredging To Proceed

Northwest News Network |Jan. 06, 2015 7:53 a.m.

A federal judge today (Monday) rejected an environmental and tribal challenge to dredging of the lower Snake River. Correspondent Tom Banse reports from the federal courthouse in Seattle.

Oregon Appeals Court Rules Against Water Permits On Clackamas River

OPB |Jan. 05, 2015 4:44 p.m.

A conservation group has convinced Oregon's Court of Appeals that state-approved water permits in the Clackamas River could have been bad for threatened fish.  

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