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William Ruckelshaus Awarded The Presidential Medal Of Freedom

OPB | Nov. 25, 2015 12:45 p.m.

Northwest native William Ruckelshaus was the first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Mediation At The Paris Climate Summit

OPB | Nov. 25, 2015 12:06 p.m.

A communications professor from Oregon State University is headed to the COP21 in Paris as part of the non-profit Mediators Without Borders.

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Commercial Crab Season Delayed

OPB | Nov. 25, 2015 12:25 p.m.

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.

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Light At The End Of The Tunnel For Portland Harbor Superfund

OPB | Nov. 18, 2015 12:06 p.m.

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.

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Environmental Update: Wolves

OPB | Nov. 17, 2015 12:45 p.m.

We've got a roundup of some of the region's major environmental stories from the EarthFix team.

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News Roundtable: November 6, 2015

OPB | Nov. 6, 2015 12:06 p.m.

We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

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The Toxic Problem In Many Of Washington's Former Orchards

OPB | Oct. 27, 2015 12:45 p.m.

Levels of lead and arsenic in some Eastern Washington properties are high above state-mandated levels, but the problem isn't being fixed quickly.

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Big Data Environmentalism

OPB | Oct. 21, 2015 12:30 p.m.

A local conservation non-profit is starting a new project to use big data to save America's rivers.

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Immigrants, Refugees Face Barriers To Earthquake Preparedness

OPB | Oct. 19, 2015 12:15 p.m.

For immigrants and refugees in Oregon, it can be even more difficult to prepare for the upcoming Cascadia earthquake.

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Rebuilding A Forest After The Burn

OPB | Aug. 31, 2015 12:06 p.m.

The National Forest Service is already planning restoration projects after fires char Eastern Oregon.