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Politics Get Complicated Over Oregon Transportation Funding

OPB | May 18, 2015

The end of the legislative session is not far off, but Oregon lawmakers are struggling to find common ground on funding transportation infrastructure.

Represented: Data Centers and Taxation In Central Oregon

OPB | April 07, 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 | April 02, 2015

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

Environmental Update on Cormorants and Sea Lions

OPB | March 30, 2015

MONDAY: We'll check in with our EarthFix reporter, Cassandra Profita, about stories she's following.

Sage Grouse Conservation Agreements In Oregon

OPB | March 23, 2015

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

Mountain Bikers Protest At City Park

OPB | March 16, 2015

MONDAY: Mountain bikers say the city has unfairly banned them from riding at River View Natural Area in Portland.

What Is The Value Of Nature?

OPB | Feb. 27, 2015

FRIDAY: A paper co-authored by an OSU professor contributes to a long-standing conservation debate in environmental circles. 

The Story Behind The Success Of The Oregon Chub

OPB | Feb. 23, 2015

MONDAY: We'll talk with one of the Oregon fish biologists who helped save the little minnow that's native only to the Willamette Valley.

Ocean Acidity Is Harming Oysters

OPB | Feb. 12, 2015

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

Application Brings Nestlé One Step Closer To Oregon

OPB | Jan. 29, 2015

THURSDAY: Nestlé has cleared one more hurdle in its effort to open a water bottling plant in Cascade Locks.

What A Carbon Tax Could Mean For Oregon

OPB | 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.

Environmental Update

OPB | Dec. 15, 2014

MONDAY: Members of our EarthFix team will give us an update on some of the environmental stories they've been following.

M92: Requiring Labels For Genetically Engineered Food In Oregon

OPB | 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.

First Of Its Kind Coal Dust Study Underway In The Northwest

OPB | Sept. 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY: EarthFix reporter Ashley Ahearn reports on a coal dust study scientists have begun in the Northwest to determine what affect coal by rail might have on the environment.

Environmental Update On The Elwha Dam And The Wilderness Act

OPB | Sept. 02, 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.

Roundup And Other Threats To The Monarch Butterfly

OPB | Aug. 28, 2014

THURSDAY: We'll talk to the Portland-based Xerces society, which is asking the federal government to list the Monarch butterfly as a threatened species. 

Dam Settlement Addresses Oil And Other Pollutants

OPB | Aug. 06, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The Army Corps of Engineers has settled a lawsuit brought by Columbia Riverkeeper involving oil and other pollutants from dams. The emissions will now fall under the Clean Water Act.

Environmental Update On Bees And Trees

OPB | July 30, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with EarthFix reporters about banning bee-harming pesticides, a new controversial logging method, and more.

Environmental Update On Cormorants And Starfish

OPB | June 16, 2014

MONDAY: Members of our EarthFix team will give us an update on the disease affecting sea stars in the Pacific ocean and a plan to kill thousands of birds preying on endangered salmon.

Sea Star Disease Hits Hard On Oregon Coast

OPB | June 06, 2014

FRIDAY: The disease has ravaged the Oregon coast over the past two weeks, afflicting 30 - 50 percent of one species of sea stars — a crucial predator in coastal ecosystems.