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Oregon Maps School Lead Levels

OPB | Dec. 7, 2016 1:20 p.m. | Portland

Oregon health officials released an interactive map Wednesday showing which schools have tested their water for lead, and which have not. 

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Tribe's Victory Against Dakota Oil Pipeline Celebrated In The Pacific Northwest

KUOW/EarthFix | Dec. 4, 2016 7:45 p.m.

Sunday's victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in its battle against an oil pipeline in North Dakota is big news for a tribal member living in the Pacific Northwest.

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Portland Water Bureau Takes Immediate Steps To Reduce Lead In Drinking Water

OPB | Dec. 3, 2016 11:43 a.m. | Portland

The Portland Water Bureau is taking immediate steps to reduce the amount of lead in the water at taps across the Portland metro area.

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BC Pipeline Approval Could Bring More Oil Tankers To Puget Sound

KUOW/EarthFix | Nov. 29, 2016 3:31 p.m. | Seattle

The Canadian government approved a crude-oil pipeline project that is much larger than the one generating protests in North Dakota and could bring a seven-fold increase in tanker traffic to the Salish Sea.

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Salem Dumps 22 Million Gallons Of Sewage In The Willamette River

AP | Nov. 29, 2016 7:34 a.m. | Tracy Loew

The city of Salem released more than 22 million gallons of diluted raw sewage into the Willamette River on Thanksgiving afternoon and the following morning after heavy rain overwhelmed its sewer system.

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Oregonians Of Color Spend Thanksgiving Opposing Dakota Access Pipeline

OPB | Nov. 24, 2016 9:35 a.m.

While many Oregonians spent the Thanksgiving holiday eating large meals with their families, some drove hundreds of miles to support the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota.

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Why The Northwest Is Debating Dams On The Snake River (Again)

NWPR/EarthFix | Nov. 21, 2016 6 a.m. | Lewiston, Idaho

A longstanding debate — removing or altering the four lower Snake River dams — is back in the discussion about protect fish while still doing what’s best for all interests along the Columbia and Snake rivers.

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Wildlife Officials Panic As Invasive Mussel Larvae Found In US Northwest

AP | Nov. 20, 2016 9:31 a.m. | Boise

Officials from across the U.S. Northwest hope it's not too late to contain invasive mussels found for the first time in Montana.

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Washington's Fish Consumption Pollution Standards Win Partial Approval From EPA

NWPR/EarthFix | Nov. 15, 2016 2:32 p.m.

People who eat fish from Washington state waters will be protected by a combination of new federal and state pollution rules.

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Navy Expands Sonar, Other Training Off Northwest Coasts

AP | Nov. 14, 2016 6:56 a.m. | Seattle

The Navy decided to implement its preferred plan after a lengthy review that included a determination from the National Marine Fisheries Service that the exercises would not have major impacts on endangered orcas and other marine mammals.