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'He Is Something': Trump Visits Pope Francis At The Vatican

NPR | May 24, 2017 5:55 a.m.

Wednesday's meeting focused on pursuing peace; it comes a year after the pope said Trump "is not Christian," criticizing his plan for a border wall.

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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.

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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.

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Trump Tosses Obama's 'Clean' Energy Plan, Embraces Coal

AP | March 28, 2017 12:07 p.m.

Declaring "the start of a new era" in energy production, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs.

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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 | Science | Environment | Climate change | 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.

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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.

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Former SW Washington Lawmaker Aids Trump Team In Pro-Pipeline Decisions

OPB | Jan. 24, 2017 12:59 p.m. | Portland

White House advisor and former Washington state Sen. Don Benton is part of the team implementing the president’s agenda at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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.

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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.

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Kids' Climate Lawsuit Targets Washington And Its Governor

KUOW/EarthFix | Dec. 21, 2016 3 p.m.

The plaintiffs say Washington isn’t doing enough to protect their future from the threat of climate change.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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PCC President | Climate Change And Marijuana Under Trump | Whale Poop

OPB | Nov. 21, 2016 noon

We meet the new president of Portland Community College, discuss what the Trump administration may mean for climate change and for marijuana laws, and find out what scientists are learning from whale poop.

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Judge: Youth Climate Change Lawsuit Against Feds Can Proceed

The Register-Guard | Nov. 10, 2016 3:13 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

The lawsuit alleges the government has known for decades the causes of climate change and has done nothing to combat them.