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

OPB | July 29, 2015 12:06 p.m.

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

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A New Oil Terminal In Vancouver?

OPB | July 24, 2015 12:06 p.m.

We're in Vancouver to explore the proposed Tesoro-Savage oil terminal and the impact of oil trains.

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New Research On Carcinogenic Chemicals Combinations

OPB | June 23, 2015 12:30 p.m.

A new study out today suggests that some commonly found chemicals could become carcinogenic in the human body even in low doses if combined.

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Environmental Update On Oil Trains and Google Trekker

OPB | June 22, 2015 12:45 p.m.

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

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Toxic Algal Bloom Hits West Coast

OPB | June 18, 2015 12:35 p.m.

The West Coast is experiencing the largest toxic algal bloom in the last decade. This toxin has caused many shellfish fisheries to close down.

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Retired Vet Follows Migration Pattern Of Pronghorn Antelope

OPB | June 15, 2015 12:50 p.m.

Burns resident Julie Weikel has just returned from a 10-15 mile a day trek.

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What's The Best Way To Preserve Wilderness?

OPB | June 8, 2015 12:30 p.m.

Some conservationists say wilderness must be left alone entirely, but others say if humans don't intercede, some species will be lost forever.

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Impacts Of Drought In Washington

OPB | June 2, 2015 12:20 p.m.

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

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Environmental Update On Wildlife Detectives

OPB | May 20, 2015 12:20 p.m.

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

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Oregon Scientists Lead Underwater Research

OPB | May 5, 2015 noon

Scientists from Oregon State University are part of the Ocean Observatories Initiative, which will begin making underwater research data open to the public in June.