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Valve-Turning Activist From Oregon Won’t Serve Prison Time

OPB/EarthFix | June 23, 2017 3:08 p.m.

Ken Ward was one of five activists who turned valves off on several pipelines bringing oil from Canada to the United States.


Commuting By Foot: Big Sur Residents Struggle With Life After Mudslide

NPR | June 7, 2017 11:08 a.m.

Most mornings and afternoons, a newly built footpath that plunges through a grove of towering redwoods is clogged with workers and school kids.

Nation | Communities | News | Renewable energy | Environment | Energy | local | Climate change | Politics

Northwest States, Cities Pledge To Uphold The Paris Climate Deal

OPB/EarthFix | June 6, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Northwest states once again speaking out against Trump administration actions on climate change.

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Oregon Will Join Climate Change Coalition To Meet Paris Goals

OPB | June 2, 2017 2:55 p.m. | Portland

In the wake of President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris accords, Gov. Kate Brown says Oregon is joining a coalition led by California, Washington and New York to fight climate change.

local | Environment | News | Energy

Portland Wants All Renewable Energy By 2050

OPB | June 1, 2017 6:36 p.m. | Portland

Portland leaders say all of the city’s energy will come from renewable sources by the year 2050.

Nation | News | Environment | Energy | World | Climate change | Politics

Trump Expected To Pull US From Paris Climate Accord, Official Says

AP | May 31, 2017 7:30 a.m. | Washington

President Donald Trump is expected to pull the United States from a landmark global climate agreement, a White House official said Wednesday, though there could be "caveats in the language" announcing a withdrawal, leaving open the possibility that his decision isn't final.

Environment | News | Think Out Loud

Gun Bill | Environmental Anxiety | Beavers

OPB | May 4, 2017 noon

A new law would allow guns to be taken from people if they're found to be a risk to themselves or others. Also, a new podcast about climate change. And the history and biology of beavers.

Environment | Climate change | News | World

Grim Search Continues In Colombia After Deadly Flood

AP | April 2, 2017 10:11 a.m. | Mocoa, Colombia

A grim search for the missing resumed at dawn Sunday in southern Colombia after surging rivers sent an avalanche of floodwaters, mud and debris through a city, killing at least 200 people and leaving many more injured and homeless.

Environment | Climate change | Energy

What Can Northwest States Do In Face Of Federal Rollbacks On Climate Policy?

OPB/EarthFix | March 24, 2017 4:28 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

As the Trump administration rolls back climate policy, Northwest states are taking a stand. What could they feasibly do?

News | Think Out Loud

Climate Change Bills | Music Of Grief | Sports Marketing | World Championship Irish Dancing

OPB | March 16, 2017 noon

We hear what climate change bills lawmakers are thinking about. We discuss the music of grief. Then we turn to the business of university sports marketing. We end the hour with an in-depth look at the Irish Dancing World Championship.

Economy | News | Business | Environment | Energy | local | Climate change

Carbon Tax Floated As Possible Replacement To Inslee's 'Clean Air Rule'

Northwest News Network | March 14, 2017 6:15 a.m.

Polluting industries in Washington state don't like Gov. Jay Inslee's cap on carbon emissions — and they don't think it's legal.

Nation | News | Environment | Energy | Science | Climate change | Politics

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Questions Basic Facts About Climate Change

NPR | March 9, 2017 8:54 a.m.

In an interview with CNBC, President Trump's EPA administrator said he did not believe carbon dioxide is a major contributor to global warming.

Agriculture | local | Environment | News

Northwest Wine Grape Scientists And Growers Study Weather Extremes

Northwest News Network | March 3, 2017 7:11 p.m.

Wine scientists and grape growers will converge in the Tri-Cities, Washington, next week to talk about how to produce high-quality wine when the climate is getting more extreme.

local | Environment | Climate change | Science | Land

What Happened To Mount Hood's Glacier Caves?

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017 11:13 a.m. | Mount Hood, Oregon

The spectacular glacier caves of Mount Hood collapsed and disappeared completely within just a few years of their discovery. Scientists are only now learning what happened.

local | Politics | Climate change | News | Education

Idaho House Panel OKs New Science Standards

AP | Feb. 9, 2017 9:30 a.m. | Boise

An Idaho House panel has approved new K-12 science standards, but only after striking key references to climate change caused by human behavior.

Environment | Climate change | Recreation

Bright Side To Climate Change? More Mild Days In The Northwest

KUOW/EarthFix | Jan. 17, 2017 10 p.m. | Seattle

New study finds as climate change advances, the Northwesterners will see more ideal weather days in the spring and fall.

Nation | Fish & Wildlife | News | Environment | Land | local | Climate change | Sustainability

Spread By Trade And Climate, Bugs Butcher America's Forests

AP | Jan. 1, 2017 11:22 a.m. | Petersham, Massachusetts

Aided by global trade, a warming climate and drought-weakened trees, invasive bugs have become one of the greatest threats to biodiversity in the United States.

Nation | Entertainment | News | Education | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Climate Lawsuit | Genomics

OPB | Dec. 9, 2016 noon

Our news roundtable takes up some of the big stories of the week. We take up another view of a federal climate change lawsuit. And we learn what we don't know after 25 years of genome sequencing.

local | Environment | Climate change | News

Oregon Coastal Conference Focuses On Tsunami Preparedness

OPB | Dec. 7, 2016 4 p.m. | Portland

Emergency management experts are meeting on the Oregon coast this week to discuss tsunami preparedness.

News | Think Out Loud

Junction City Hospital | Climate Change Lawsuit | Bilingual Education

OPB | Dec. 5, 2016 noon

We learn about bilingual education, the possible fate of the Junction City psychiatric facility and a climate-change lawsuit brought against the Obama administration.