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News | Environment | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Eagle Creek Fire Burning 32K Acres, Multnomah Falls Spared

OPB | Sept. 6, 2017 5:57 a.m. | Portland

The human-caused Eagle Creek Fire, which exploded in growth Monday evening and jumped the Columbia River Gorge early Tuesday, continues to grow.

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With School Starting, PPS Students Still Can't Drink From Water Fountains

OPB | Aug. 24, 2017 9:15 a.m.

Portland Public School students will still not be able to use school water fountains when the new academic year starts next week. 

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What Happens To Our Bodies When It's Hot Out?

OPB | Aug. 3, 2017 2:36 p.m. | Portland

Here's how our bodies respond when hot weather strikes.

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Oversight Group Tells Portland To Slow Decision On Water Treatment Plant

OPB | July 26, 2017 8 a.m. | Portland

A key watchdog group that monitors spending at the Portland Water Bureau said it will ask the City Council to slow its decision on a pricey new water treatment facility.

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Portland To Resume Using Bull Run Water In Spite Of Parasite

OPB | March 14, 2017 10:30 a.m. | Portland

The Portland Water Bureau plans to resume using the Bull Run watershed as its drinking water source this week.

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North Fork Lewis River Photo Essay

OPB | Oct. 6, 2016 midnight

A visual journey of the forests and waterfalls of the upper north fork Lewis River.

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Health Risks In PPS Buildings Could Cost $400 Million To Repair

OPB | June 22, 2016 7:42 a.m.

The health risks in Portland Public Schools buildings could cost upwards of $400 million dollars to repair — including almost $200 million just to fix plumbing problems.

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Bull Run Quake Science

OPB | Feb. 18, 2016 midnight

New research aims to find out how destructive a Cascadia earthquake would be for Portland's water supply. 

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Water The Next Hurdle For Umatilla Depot Development

East Oregonian | Oct. 16, 2015 11:36 a.m.

Negotiations for water rights are the next hurdle the Columbia Development Authority is facing in the process to transfer the former Umatilla Chemical Depot land from the U.S. Army to the local reuse authority.

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Final reservoir vote set for Wednesday

Portland Tribune | Aug. 17, 2015 9:22 a.m.

The City Council is expected to take the final vote to authorize the Water Bureau to decommission the three open reservoirs in Mount Tabor on Wednesday.

Arts | local

On View: Award Winners From The Watercolor Society Of Oregon

OPB | Aug. 6, 2015 2:23 p.m. | August 6, 2015

Twenty award-winning watercolors on view now in Lake Oswego. WSO President Linda Nye said her 23 years with the organization has "been the most positive, wonderful experience."  

Fish & Wildlife | Water | Flora and Fauna | Communities | Environment

2 Of Oregon's Worst Dams For Fish Are Coming Down

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 5, 2015 12:31 p.m.

Southern Oregon is beginning to get a reputation as a place where efforts to improve fish passage are succeeding. And two significant dams in the Rogue watershed are coming down this summer.

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Dallas City Leaders Ask Residents To Conserve Water

Statesman Journal | Aug. 3, 2015 10:40 a.m. | Dallas, Oregon

The city of Dallas is asking residents to voluntarily restrict water use, not because the city is running out of water but because officials are trying keep water flowing through Rickreall Creek for downstream users.

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Oregon Cities Urge Conservation As Water Supplies Dry Up

Statesman Journal | July 28, 2015 1:29 p.m.

At least a dozen cities, including Keizer, Silverton, Molalla, Lake Oswego and Bend have implemented Stage 1 voluntary conservation measures.

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Investigation Will Determine If Klamath Irrigators’ Group Misused Federal Funds

OPB/EarthFix | July 2, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The U.S. Interior Department has been ordered to investigate alleged misuse of federal funds that were earmarked to benefit fish and wildlife habitat.

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5 Fourth Of July Adventures Across Oregon

OPB | July 2, 2015 12:45 p.m. | Portland

This extended Fourth of July weekend offers some dynamic activities for family and friends across the region.

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South Waterfront Greenway Officially Opens For Public Use

OPB | June 27, 2015 3:38 p.m. | Portland

 The central section of the South Waterfront Greenway officially opened for public use on Saturday. 

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DEQ Levies $25,000 Penalty For Medford Wastewater Discharge

AP | June 23, 2015 1:08 p.m. | Medford, Oregon

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined the Medford Water Commission $25,000 because it discharged 1.65 million gallons of chlorinated wastewater into Lone Pine Creek.

Think Out Loud

At Home In The Bull Run Watershed

OPB | March 18, 2015 12:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: In the latest installment of our "At Home" series, Lead Watershed Ranger Dan Weidinger and his wife Sacha Snyder talk about living inside the 147-square mile Bull Run Watershed.

At Home: Conversations Inside Homes Across Oregon

At Home In The Bull Run Watershed

OPB | March 18, 2015 12:30 p.m.

In the latest installment of Think Out Loud's "At Home" series, Lead Watershed Ranger Dan Weidinger and his wife Sacha Snyder talk about living inside the 147-square mile Bull Run Watershed.