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Trump To Sign Executive Order That Could Shrink National Monuments

NPR | April 25, 2017 6:31 p.m.

The Interior Secretary says, under the policy, his department will review protective designations since 1996 of 100,000 acres or more, particularly their size.

Politics | News | Environment | Think Out Loud

Oregon Budget Negotiations | Environmental Justice And Carbon Pricing | 'Good Hair'

OPB | April 26, 2017 noon

We hear about budget negotiations heating up in Salem, how carbon pricing could affect communities of color, and the politics of "good hair." 

Fish & Wildlife | Food | News | Environment

Salmon Cannon Shoots For Its Biggest Project Yet

NWPR/EarthFix | April 25, 2017 2:26 p.m.

The salmon cannon made a big splash a few years ago on local news stations and even had a cameo on HBO’s "Last Week Tonight" with John Oliver. Soon, it could propel fish into its biggest project yet.

Science | Environment

Looming Budget Cuts Put Scientists In Limbo

OPB/EarthFix | April 22, 2017 noon | Vancouver, Washington

Thousands of people took to the streets Saturday in the March for Science. Among those marching were scientists whose jobs are now in jeopardy as they wait for the federal budget ax to fall.

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Jordan Cove Donates Big To Squash Measure Opposing Oregon LNG Terminal

The Coos Bay World | April 21, 2017 2:51 p.m. | Coos County, Oregon

Opponents to a proposed ballot measure that threatens pipeline and liquid natural gas projects are funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars into Coos County to ensure that the ordinance fails.

Land | NW Life | News | Fish & Wildlife | Energy | Environment

Proposed Kalama Methanol Refinery Hits Snag In Permit Approval

OPB | April 20, 2017 10:37 a.m.

The Washington Department of Ecology wants more information before deciding whether to approve a shoreline permit for a controversial methanol refinery in Kalama.

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Massive Manure Spill Closes Tillamook Bay To Shellfish Harvesting

Statesman Journal | April 19, 2017 5:26 p.m.

Tillamook Bay was closed to commercial shellfish harvesting last week, following a massive spill of liquid manure from a nearby dairy. It was scheduled to reopen Wednesday night.

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Biologists Say It's Too Soon To Know How Killing Barred Owls Affects Spotted Owls

Capital Press | April 18, 2017 2:07 p.m.

Spotted owl populations have continued to decline rapidly, while larger, more aggressive barred owls take over spotted owl territory in Oregon, Washington and California.

NW Life | News | Fish & Wildlife | Food | Environment | local

Washington Beaches Open For Razor Clam Season

OPB | April 12, 2017 1:49 p.m.

Local razor clams are headed for Oregon and Washington tables soon. The season has been closed all year along the coast due to high levels of the naturally occurring neurotoxin domoic acid. 

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Northwest Nuclear Plant Penalized For Improperly Shipping Radioactive Waste

Northwest News Network | April 11, 2017 4:45 p.m.

The NRC said the Columbia Generating Station in southeast Washington improperly packaged, mislabeled and shipped too-hot radioactive waste.

Recreation | local | Environment | News

Oregon's Wet Winter Good News For Some, Not So Good For Others

Statesman Journal | April 8, 2017 12:48 p.m.

Hydrologists say this winter was Oregon's wettest winter since 1999. For some, that's reason to celebrate. Others, not so much.

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Environmental Groups Threaten Lawsuit Over Oregon Logging Practices

OPB | April 6, 2017 12:54 p.m. | Portland

Fishing and conservation groups are threatening to sue the Oregon Department of Forestry, alleging it has failed to reform logging practices in the Tillamook and Clatsop state forests.

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Oil Transport Safety Bill Clears Key Washington State House Committee

AP | March 31, 2017 2:11 p.m. | Olympia, Washington

The version that passed Thursday would raise the tax that is collected on crude oil received by vessel or trains by 2.5 cents a barrel, from 4 cents to 6.5 cents.

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Oregon Governor Abruptly Fires 3 Environmental Quality Commissioners

The Register-Guard | March 29, 2017 2:44 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown ousted the board’s chairwoman, Colleen Johnson, along with commissioners Morgan Rider and Melinda Eden.

Water | local | Environment | News

Lower Deschutes Water Quality Lawsuit Can Go Forward, Judge Rules

OPB | March 29, 2017 11:40 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

A judge has ruled that a federal lawsuit against Portland General Electric over water quality on the Lower Deschutes River can move forward.

Land | News | Environment | Politics | Energy | Renewable energy | local

Govs. Inslee And Brown Band Together To Challenge Trump's Energy Plans

OPB | March 25, 2017 4:28 p.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington are banding together in support of clean energy.

Land use | Fish & Wildlife | Recreation | Politics | Communities | Environment

Hunters And Anglers Cross Political Lines To Fight For Public Lands

OPB/EarthFix | March 16, 2017 8:30 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Hunting and fishing groups are standing shoulder to shoulder with environmentalists to fight back against what they see as threats to public lands.

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Similar Deals, Identical Statements: Washington, Oregon Sign Wildfire Pact With Feds

Northwest News Network | March 15, 2017 4:09 p.m.

Washington state and the U.S. Forest Service signed an agreement last week that officials say will improve on-the-ground management of public lands susceptible to wildfire.

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.

Water | Science | local | Environment | News | Think Out Loud

Trump Administration Considers Cutting Oregon Sea Grant

OPB | March 14, 2017 midnight | Portland

Sea Grant is a program that builds connections between university researchers and the people who make their living on the water.