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Willamette River Cleanup Plan | On The Road: US Route 395

OPB | Broadcast: June 15, 2016

We learn about the Environmental Protection Agency’s draft clean-up plan for the Willamette River Superfund site. And we take you on a radio road trip down route 395 from Pendleton to John Day.

Conservative Conservationism | National Vote By Mail | Drive-In Movies

OPB | Broadcast: May 4, 2016

A new study looks into the ways environmental messaging should change if it is going to appeal to conservatives. We hear from Oregon's senior Sen. Ron Wyden about his proposal to expand Oregon’s vote-by-mail system nationwide. The 99W Drive-In Theatre in Newberg is hoping to get your vote for best drive-in movie theater in the country.

Oregon Governor's Race | The Blob | Portland Business Alliance On Homelessness | Blazers

OPB | Broadcast: March 3, 2016

We learn whether ‘The Blob’ is dead and gone for good. We talk with the Portland Business Alliance about their perspective on homeless camping. And we discuss the Portland Trailblazers and their somewhat surprisingly successful season.

Legislative Leaders On Lawmaking | Air Pollution in SE Portland

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 23, 2016

We talk with lawmakers in Salem about how the short legislation is looking. And we talk with parents, regulators and activists about air pollution hot spots in southeast Portland.

Lunar New Year | Environmental Update | Occupiers' Videos

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 8, 2016

We visit a Lunar New Year celebration in Portland’s historic Chinatown and learn about Oregon’s Chinese American roots. We check in with our EarthFix reporting team for the latest environmental stories. And we hear about the online activity of the remaining Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers.

Klamath Basin Water Agreement Could Fall Apart

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 2, 2015

If Congress doesn't act by Dec. 31, the stakeholders are back to square one.

William Ruckelshaus Awarded The Presidential Medal Of Freedom

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 25, 2015

Northwest native William Ruckelshaus was the first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Commercial Crab Season Delayed

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 25, 2015

The opening of commercial crabbing season in Oregon, Washington, and California is delayed this year because of a toxin found in crabs at some locations.

Who's On Algae Duty?

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 11, 2015

Blue-green algae blooms are a growing problem on the Willamette River - but who's in charge of keeping them under control?

The Climate Action Plan And Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 4, 2015

New rules announced yesterday by President Obama require reductions of carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 2030.

Shell Icebreaker Remains In Portland

OPB | Broadcast: July 30, 2015

Shell's Fennica icebreaker ship has still not been able to depart to the Arctic for oil drilling, after local climate change activists and Greenpeace activists blocked passage at the St. John's bridge.

Portland Protesters Block Shell Icebreaker At St. John's Bridge

OPB | Broadcast: July 29, 2015

A coalition of climate change activists and Greenpeace are keeping Shell's Icebreaker ship from proceeding to the Arctic.

Environmental Update On Oil Trains and Google Trekker

OPB | Broadcast: June 22, 2015

We check in with members of our EarthFix team about Google Trekker and one man's effort to get information on oil trains.

Represented: Data Centers And Taxation In Central Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: April 7, 2015

In this third installment of our series "Represented," we look at the impact of data centers in Central Oregon, and a bill to change the taxation structure for the companies that run them.

2 Portland 5th Graders Blog About Climate Change

OPB | Broadcast: April 2, 2015

Jeremy Clark and Charlie Abrams created the "Two Green Leaves" blog together earlier this year to write about climate change.

Sage Grouse Conservation Agreements In Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: March 23, 2015

MONDAY: Some landowners are voluntarily signing up to conserve habitat for sage grouse.

Ocean Acidity Is Harming Oysters

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 12, 2015

THURSDAY: The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the Environmental Protection Agency over the impacts of ocean acidity on shellfish.

What A Carbon Tax Could Mean For Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 18, 2014

THURSDAY: After a recent study said a carbon tax in Oregon could be economically and environmentally feasible, we'll discuss the political outlook for a carbon tax ahead of the 2015 legislative session.

M92: Requiring Labels For Genetically Engineered Food In Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 23, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll hear from those who oppose and support Measure 92, which would require food manufacturers and retailers to label genetically engineered foods.

Environmental Update On The Elwha Dam And The Wilderness Act

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 2, 2014

TUESDAY: Journalists from our EarthFix team will give us an update on the removal of Elwha Dam and the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.