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What A Carbon Tax Could Mean For Oregon

OPB |Dec. 18, 2014 12:45 p.m.

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 12:06 p.m.

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 12:06 p.m.

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 12:45 p.m.

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 12:20 p.m.

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 12:25 p.m.

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 12:20 p.m.

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 12:45 p.m.

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 12:45 p.m.

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 12:30 p.m.

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.

What Are The Legal Hurdles For The EPA's New Carbon Regulations?

OPB |June 02, 2014 12:15 p.m.

MONDAY: The Obama administration announced plans to cut coal power plant emissions by 30 percent by 2030. What legal challenges will the rules face?

Protecting The Owyhee Canyonlands

OPB |May 27, 2014 12:45 p.m.

TUESDAY: Petitioners are attempting to use to Wilderness Act to turn the canyonlands into a wilderness area.

Environmental Update On Oil Trains, Coal & More

OPB |May 20, 2014 12:15 p.m.

TUESDAY: We'll round-up some of the region's major environmental stories from the EarthFix team.

Portable Classrooms Come With Hidden Costs

OPB |May 07, 2014 12:35 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Our EarthFix team looked into the environmental impacts and other costs associated with teaching and learning in temporary spaces.

Environmental Update

OPB |April 08, 2014 12:20 p.m.

TUESDAY: We'll talk with the EarthFix and OPB reporters about landslides, lawsuits against hatcheries, and a pesticide dump cover-up.

108 Unaccounted For In Washington Landslide

OPB |March 24, 2014 12:06 p.m.

The number of people unaccounted for in the Snohomish County landslide is described as "soft" but the situation is grim.

Environmental Update

OPB |March 17, 2014 12:20 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll talk with the EarthFix team about China's ban on West Coast shellfish, a lost ski season for Mt. Ashland, and more.

Environmental Update

OPB |Feb. 27, 2014 12:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: We've got a round-up of some of the region's major environmental stories from the EarthFix team.

Drought And Floods Threaten Oregon

OPB |Feb. 17, 2014 12:45 p.m.

MONDAY: It may seem counterintuitive, but Oregonians are on the lookout for flooding, even as the Governor declares a drought emergency in four counties. 

What Should Be Done With Oregon's Wild Horses?

OPB |Feb. 07, 2014 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: Wild horses in captivity now outnumber those in the wild — and they cost the Bureau of Land Management $46 Million per year.

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