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Starving Orca Whales Dying In Puget Sound

KUOW | Oct. 31, 2016 8:40 p.m. | Seattle

It’s been a bad year for the Salish Sea’s southern orca community. The Center for Whale Research says a second adult female has died. That brings the recent death toll to three.

NW Life | local | News | Environment | Think Out Loud

4 Dams On The Klamath River Are One Step Closer To Coming Down

OPB | Oct. 19, 2016 noon

PacifiCorp has filed for permission from the federal government to transfer its license for four Klamath River dams to a new corporation that was set up with the sole purpose of taking the dams down.

Think Out Loud

Washington State Politics | Chef Vitaly Paley | Klamath River Dams

OPB | Oct. 19, 2016 noon

What's on the ballot in Washington? What is one of Portland's most well known chefs serving up in his new restaurant? And will four dams along the Klamath River soon be coming down?

Environment

The Latest Deal To Undam The Klamath: Breaking It Down

OPB/EarthFix | April 6, 2016 6:30 p.m.

Two West Coast governors and an Obama cabinet member joined others in a signing ceremony that takes a big step forward on taking out dams from the Klamath River. We break it down.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment

Historic Klamath Dam Removal Gets A Second Chance

OPB/EarthFix | April 6, 2016 2:30 p.m. | Klamath, Calif.

Supporters of a resolution to the long-standing water wars in the Klamath River Basin signed two new agreements Wednesday.

Environment

Klamath Dam Removal And Conservation Deals To Get Second Life

OPB/EarthFix | April 5, 2016 4:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Federal and state officials will announce two agreements Wednesday designed to pick up where the failed Klamath River Basin pact left off.

Communities | Renewable energy | Energy | Water | Agriculture | Fish & Wildlife | Recreation | Environment

What's The Deal With Dam Removals?

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 27, 2015 4:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Dams continue to come down on rivers all over the Northwest. But is this a permanent trend?

Energy | News | Environment

Rivers Recover Rapidly Once Dams Are Gone, Study Finds

OPB | April 30, 2015 11 a.m.

A new study sums up what scientists now know about the environmental effects of removing dams from rivers. It concludes that rivers and fish respond quickly after a dam is removed, and the results are mostly positive.

Think Out Loud

Environmental Update On The Elwha Dam And The Wilderness Act

OPB | Sept. 2, 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.

Water | Ecotrope

Videos: Glines Canyon Dam breach, Elwha coho

Ecotrope | Nov. 8, 2011 2:34 a.m.
Water | Ecotrope

Boom! Watch the White Salmon River break free

Ecotrope | Oct. 27, 2011 1:22 a.m.

Condit Dam Breach from EarthFix on Vimeo.

Water | Ecotrope

Condit Dam removal: Pics and 5 things to know

Ecotrope | Oct. 26, 2011 6:36 a.m.

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Energy | Fish & Wildlife | Ecotrope

Time lapse videos: Breaching the Elwha dams

Ecotrope | Oct. 11, 2011 8:41 a.m.

The world's largest river restoration project is underway as two dams are demolished on Washington's Elwha River. Sightline Director Alan Durning pieced together this time lapse video using webcam shots of the Glines Canyon Dam being breached in four places Oct. 3-6: