Environment | News | Water | localEast Oregonian | Oct. 10, 2017 8:44 a.m. | Pendleton, Oregon
Despite the innovative system that allows Pendleton to funnel most of its drinking water from the Umatilla River rather than pumping it from the ground, the city’s groundwater supply has still dwindled over the years.
Environment | News | Water | localOPB/EarthFix | Sept. 29, 2017 12:37 p.m.
Environmental groups are suing Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality over its regulation of stormwater pollution from more than 900 industrial sites.
Land use | Communities | Land | Water | EnvironmentOPB/EarthFix | Sept. 28, 2017 1 p.m. | Portland
The City of Portland and Port of Portland can proceed with lawsuits against Monsanto, but a judge has dismissed several of the city’s claims over chemical contamination of the city’s waterways.
Environment | Water | Science | Fish & Wildlife | Land use | Flora and Fauna | RecreationKUOW/EarthFix | Sept. 21, 2017 11:43 a.m. | Morton, Washington
The Forest Service has given a Canadian company permission to explore for gold and copper in the shadow of Mount St. Helens.
Environment | Nation | News | Water | localAP | Sept. 20, 2017 7:57 a.m. | Seattle
Washington's Department of Ecology faces the possibility of losing millions of dollars in federal money after a judge Tuesday declined to dismiss a lawsuit brought by an Oregon-based environmental group.
Pacific Ocean | Environment | Climate change | Fish & Wildlife | News | local | WaterAP | Sept. 17, 2017 3:20 p.m.
The mass of warm water known as "the blob" that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing the lingering effects of those unusually warm temperatures on salmon and steelhead.
Environment | News | Water | localStatesman Journal | Sept. 16, 2017 11:46 a.m.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is investigating a possible contamination of Glen Creek after dead fish were found floating in the water Friday.
Pacific Ocean | Environment | Water | Food | Science | Flora and FaunaKCTS9/EarthFix | Sept. 14, 2017 1:40 p.m. | Seattle
Scientists predict that plastic in the ocean will eventually outweigh fish in the ocean. But how many of those plastics are ending up in our seafood, and where are they coming from?
Of all the resources threatened by the Eagle Creek Fire, the Bull Run watershed may be the most critical. It's the drinking water source for about 1-in-4 Oregonians, and it's uniquely vulnerable to a fire.
The kids in Oregon's largest school district went back to school this week, and none of them were allowed to drink from school water fountains.