local | Water | Environment | NewsOPB | Aug. 8, 2017 11:56 a.m. | Portland
The benefits of an above-average snowpack measured in most locations statewide earlier this year have yet to be fully realized due to extreme heat.
Gaze across the mountains of the Northwest these days and you may notice an unusual number of dead trees scattered among the green ones. Research suggests the drought-related damage is being compounded by climate change.
local | NW Life | News | Think Out LoudOPB | Sept. 1, 2016 noon
A new series in The Oregonian explores groundwater issues in eastern Oregon; a student wellness director from Blue Mountain Community College addresses the high rate of suicide in Kenya; and Benton County takes up the issue of ranked choice voting.
local | Climate change | Environment | NewsAP | May 10, 2016 9:23 a.m. | Spokane, Washington
High temperatures in April caused much of the Pacific Northwest's mountain snowpack to melt. Runoff was above normal because of the rapid snowmelt, but Washington's rivers and streams were able to contain it without flooding.
Climate change | Environment | World | NewsPRI's The World | May 8, 2016 1:45 p.m.
All 88,000 residents of the remote town of Fort McMurray have evacuated, many of them driving along a wall of fire to do so.
local | Climate change | NewsStatesman Journal | May 7, 2016 1:19 p.m.
Snowpack is melting at rapid speed in Oregon’s mountains and forecasters are concerned about yet another drought hitting the state.
President Barack Obama on Monday directed the federal government to come up with a less reactionary and more long-term strategy for dealing with drought.
local | Climate change | Environment | NewsAP | March 7, 2016 10:21 a.m. | Baker City, Oregon
Farmers in northeastern Oregon say they'd still welcome a late winter blizzard to bolster the region's snowpack, but recent measurements show that the snowpack is already above average.
With many streams and reservoirs still below normal across Oregon and Washington and a warm winter on tap, experts are predicting another year of drought for the region in 2016.
Seattle, Tacoma and Everett have moved to the second stage of their water shortage plans by enacting voluntary water reductions.
Who owns our water? Karen Piper spent seven years investigating the causes and implications of water privatization worldwide.
local | Environment | NewsOPB | Aug. 7, 2015 4 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington
Drought across the region prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture to designate counties in Idaho, Washington and Oregon as natural disaster areas.
local | Water | Environment | NewsAP | July 21, 2015 4:38 p.m. | GRANTS PASS, Ore.
With Tuesday's declaration, 23 out of 36 counties are under drought emergencies. The new ones are Curry, Hood River and Union counties.
As river levels drop and water temperatures rise, Northwest states are limiting fishing in the hopes that will help more wild salmon and trout survive the summer drought.
local | Agriculture | Food | NewsAP | July 20, 2015 9:36 a.m.
Intense drought conditions have shrunk the kernels and disrupted the proteins of winter wheat crops in Montana, Washington, Oregon and Idaho, the region that produces a fifth of the U.S. harvest.
The hottest June on record for Oregon and Washington came on the heels an unusually warm winter and spring. Now, Northwest rivers are running at or near all-time lows and cities with water reserves are drawing them down.