OPB | Nov. 25, 2015
Northwest native William Ruckelshaus was the first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
OPB | 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.
OPB | Nov. 18, 2015
The Portland harbor was declared a Superfund site 15 years ago, and officials are finally close to a plan to finish cleaning up the toxic 11-mile stretch of the Willamette.
OPB | Oct. 27, 2015
Levels of lead and arsenic in some Eastern Washington properties are high above state-mandated levels, but the problem isn't being fixed quickly.
OPB | Aug. 13, 2015
Beetles that were released by the Oregon Department of Agriculture as a biological control agent have spread into the neighborhood beyond.
OPB | Aug. 10, 2015
As firefighting costs have risen to more than half the Forest Service budget over the last 20 years, we talk to the Pacific Northwest's regional forest manager about what that means for restoration and more.
OPB | 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?
OPB | Aug. 05, 2015
Do you water your lawn in the dry summer months? Do your neighbors?
OPB | Aug. 04, 2015
New rules announced yesterday by President Obama require reductions of carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 2030.
OPB | Aug. 03, 2015
We've got a round-up of some of the region's major environmental stories from the EarthFix team.
OPB | 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.
OPB | July 29, 2015
A coalition of climate change activists and Greenpeace are keeping Shell's Icebreaker ship from proceeding to the Arctic.
OPB | July 24, 2015
We're in Vancouver to explore the proposed Tesoro-Savage oil terminal and the impact of oil trains.
OPB | July 13, 2015
Portland is updating its Comprehensive Plan — the multifaceted documents will guide the way the city develops for the next two decades.
OPB | June 23, 2015
A new study out today suggests that some commonly found chemicals could become carcinogenic in the human body even in low doses if combined.
OPB | 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.
OPB | June 18, 2015
The West Coast is experiencing the largest toxic algal bloom in the last decade. This toxin has caused many shellfish fisheries to close down.
OPB | June 15, 2015
Burns resident Julie Weikel has just returned from a 10-15 mile a day trek.
OPB | June 08, 2015
Some conservationists say wilderness must be left alone entirely, but others say if humans don't intercede, some species will be lost forever.