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Impacts Of Drought In Washington

OPB | June 02, 2015

Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency in May. We discuss what that means for the state's residents and wildlife.

Environmental Update On Wildlife Detectives

OPB | May 20, 2015

We talk to EarthFix reporters about poaching and other crimes against wildlife in the Northwest.

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.

The Fate Of The Newport Air Station

OPB | Dec. 02, 2014

TUESDAY: The nonprofit Newport Fishermen's Wives, along with the port and city of Newport and Lincoln County, is suing the U.S. Coast Guard over the possible closure of the Newport Search and Rescue Station.

Researchers Discover Likely Culprit Behind Sea Star Die Off

OPB | Nov. 21, 2014

FRIDAY: Since the summer of 2013, sea stars along the pacific coast have been wasting away by the millions. Now scientists at Cornell University think they know why.

Environmental Update On Vanishing Starfish And Coal Terminals

OPB | Oct. 13, 2014

MONDAY: We'll hear why starfish are disappearing along North America's Pacific shoreline and the future of coal terminals. 

A Look Into The Role Of Fisheries Observers

OPB | Aug. 20, 2014

WEDNESDAY: After a recent assault on a fishery observer, we look into these little-known second crew members on west coast fishing boats.

Hunting And Fishing In Oregon Dip To A 30-Year Low

OPB | June 17, 2014

TUESDAY: We explore why Oregonians aren't hunting or fishing as much as they used to.

Environmental Update On Oil Trains, Coal & More

OPB | May 20, 2014

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

Environmental Update

OPB | March 17, 2014

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.

Measure To Create Water And Sewer Board Makes The Ballot

OPB | Feb. 11, 2014

TUESDAY: Portland voters will decide in May whether or not to transfer power from city water and sewer bureaus to an independent board.

Why Are Thousands Of Starfish Dying?

OPB | Feb. 03, 2014

MONDAY: The mysterious disease that affects these iconic sea creatures has been dubbed "sea star wasting syndrome."

Environmental Update On Tree Sits And China's Ban On NW Shellfish

OPB | Dec. 19, 2013

THURSDAY: We'll hear from two of our EarthFix reporters about tree-sit protests and China's ban on shellfish from the Northwest.

How Some Chefs Have Stopped Cooking So Much Salmon And Learned To Love Trash Fish

OPB | Nov. 11, 2013

MONDAY: Some chefs and environmentalists are joining together to get people to eat lesser known seafood known as "trash fish."

The Unwelcome Mosquitoes Of Bandon Marsh

OPB | Aug. 29, 2013

Southern Oregon coastal community looks to U.S. Fish and Wildlife for solutions to a mosquito problem.

Portland Aquarium Under Investigation

OPB | Aug. 22, 2013

The nine-month-old Portland Aquarium is being investigated by the Oregon Humane Society.

ODFW May Vote On Gillnetting Compromise

OPB | Dec. 05, 2012

A controversial plan to phase out gillnetting on the main stem of the Columbia River may be adopted on Friday.

Ocean Acidification Creates Problems For Shellfish Farms

OPB | Dec. 03, 2012

Ocean acidification is wreaking havoc on Northwest shellfish farms.

Our Town: Port Orford

OPB | Nov. 16, 2012

The next stop in the Our Town series is the coastal city of Port Orford.

Changing Course on Gillnetting

OPB | Sept. 13, 2012

Sponsors of a ballot measure to ban gillnet fishing have chosen to end their campaign in favor of a new policy promoted by Governor Kitzhaber.