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Oregon Gets $350K For Coastal Community Tsunami Preparedness

OPB | Oct. 6, 2017 11:02 a.m. | Portland

Oregon’s been awarded $350,000 by the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program to increase resilience in coastal communities.

Forestry | Pacific Ocean | Fish & Wildlife | Land | Environment | Flora and Fauna

Oregon Considering Added Protections For Reclusive Coastal Seabird

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 2, 2017 3:46 p.m.

The marbled murrelet has been at the center of a conservation fight on the Oregon coast for decades.

Health | News | Think Out Loud

Vaccination Numbers | Oregon Wildfire Voices | Surimi School

OPB | Aug. 31, 2017 noon

How accurate are federal vaccination numbers for Oregon? Also, we hear voices from the front lines of wildfires burning across the state, and we take a trip to the OSU Surimi School in Astoria.

Recreation | Sports | NW Life | local

Bonding, Good Weather And A Wedding At Hood To Coast 2017

OPB | Aug. 26, 2017 3:56 p.m. | Seaside, Oregon

"I need a nap and a shower. But I loved it. Every second of it," said one Hood To Coast runner, minutes after finishing the relay, a few hours before his wedding.

Think Out Loud

'State Of Wonder' Newport | Drawing And Journalism | Diamonds

OPB | Aug. 14, 2017 noon

OPB's "State of Wonder" kicks off its pre-eclipse Oregon road trip. An artist and former journalist tells us about teaching other journalists how to draw. Also, we learn about lab-grown diamonds.

Science | Climate change | local | Pacific Ocean | News

Sharks Sighted On Oregon Coast (Calm Down, It’s Normal)

OPB | July 19, 2017 1:19 p.m.

Cannon Beach Police advised beachgoers this week of shark dorsal fin sightings in the Cannon Beach area, but such sightings are not uncommon this time of year.

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Hikers Are Ditching The Pacific Crest Trail For The Oregon Coast Trail

Daily Astorian | July 7, 2017 3:05 p.m.

A wet winter left hazards littered along the Pacific Crest Trail, sending more and more hikers onto the Oregon Coast Trail — and they're not mad about it.

local | NW Life | Environment | Water | News

Oregon Celebrates 50 Years Of Beach Bill

Statesman Journal | July 6, 2017 11:07 a.m.

Oregon's Beach Bill, signed in 1967, guarantees unrestricted public access to the state's beaches.

News | local | Education

Trees Cleared As Seaside Schools Eye Move Out Of Tsunami Zone

Daily Astorian | July 5, 2017 2:45 p.m. | Seaside, Oregon

The breathtaking view from the new campus is not only a reminder of life on the coast, but the earthquake and tsunami danger that prompted the move to higher ground.

Nation | NW Life | Environment | Forestry | News | Oregon Field Guide Summer Series

How To Hike From Portland To The Oregon Coast

OPB | June 30, 2017 1:45 p.m.

Jim Thayer wanted an accessible trail through the Coastal Range that avoided highways and stayed on public land.

Fish & Wildlife | local | Environment | Forestry | News

Court Tells USFWS To Reconsider Protections For Coastal Martens

OPB/EarthFix | March 28, 2017 6 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A federal court says a decision not to list the rare coastal marten must be reexamined.

Fish & Wildlife | local | Environment | News

Sea Turtle Stranded Along Oregon Coast Dies

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017 2:28 p.m.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium reported Monday the loggerhead turtle was stunned by cold waters, and succumbed to its injuries. 

Energy | local | Water | Environment | News

West Coast Lawmakers Seek Ban On Offshore Drilling

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 6, 2017 3:08 p.m.

Groups of democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation to permanently ban offshore drilling along the West Coast.

Science | local | Environment | Pacific Ocean | News

Study Of Underwater Volcano Off Oregon Coast Helps Predict Eruptions

OPB | Dec. 15, 2016 2:52 p.m.

An underwater volcano, some 300 miles off the Oregon Coast, is providing clues about how to better understand — and predict — eruptions.

Fish & Wildlife | Water | Environment | Forestry

Oregon Coastal Coho Salmon Could Be Stable Again In 10 Years: Feds

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 14, 2016 5 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Oregon coastal coho populations are in better shape than most endangered salmon runs on the West Coast.

Energy | Climate change | Environment | Pacific Ocean

West Coast Push Gets Under Way For Permanent Ban On Offshore Drilling

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 13, 2016 9:30 p.m.

California's governor wants his Oregon and Washington counterparts to join in seeking a permanent offshore oil drilling ban ban before the Trump presidency begins.

Recreation | News | Fish & Wildlife | local | Business | Environment

Oregon Officials To Open Part Of Coast To Dungeness Crabbing

AP | Dec. 10, 2016 10:53 a.m. | Newport, Oregon

Oregon officials plan to open the commercial crab season on Dec. 18 for a portion of coast that runs from Cape Blanco to the Oregon-California border.

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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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How Can We Make Cape Kiwanda Safer?

Statesman Journal | Oct. 22, 2016 3:13 p.m.

After a string of deaths and a case of vandalism at a photographer's favorite on the Oregon Coast, a state task force proposes ideas to keep visitors safer at Cape Kiwanda.

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Dead Whale Returns To Oregon Coast

OPB | Sept. 20, 2016 3:26 p.m.

The humpback whale whose carcass washed ashore near Arch Cape over the weekend, and then left with the high tide, is back again.