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Vancouver Port Race Turns Personal As Candidate Files Protection Order

OPB | Oct. 14, 2017 4:21 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Port of Vancouver candidate Kris Greene has filed a temporary protection order from harassment against his former campaign strategist and volunteer.

Politics | Energy | Environment | Election

Oil Terminal Backers Give Big To Vancouver Port Candidate

OPB | Oct. 2, 2017 5:05 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

The company proposing to build the nation’s largest oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver just donated $150,000 to port commissioner candidate Kris Greene.  

Education | local | News

Enrollment Drops At Evergreen State College, Hiring Freeze Coming

Northwest News Network | Aug. 31, 2017 6:01 p.m.

The Evergreen State College in Olympia begins this school year with a drop in enrollment and an imminent hiring freeze.

Animals | News | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | local

Invasive Crabs Caught At Washington's Dungeness Spit, Officials Say

AP | July 16, 2017 9:33 a.m. | Sequim, Washington

State and federal resource managers report they've caught 87 of the invasive European green crabs on the Dungeness Spit in Washington.

Health | Education | local | Air | News

2 Vancouver-Area Schools Test High For Radon

OPB | March 21, 2017 3:17 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Classrooms in Washington’s fifth largest school district are undergoing tests for radon. Evergreen Public Schools recently announced above average levels in two facilities in the Vancouver area.

NW Life | local | Environment | Arts | News

Desert Rain: Bend Home Meets Living Building Challenge

OPB | Jan. 14, 2017 9:40 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Tom Elliott and Barbara Scott have constructed the first single-family home to meet the Living Building Challenge.

Politics | local | News | Election | Elections

Green Party Candidate Jill Stein To Visit Portland

AP | Oct. 22, 2016 10:08 a.m.

Stein will campaign at the Roseland Theater. Her campaign says she'll be joined by Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant.

Water | Animals | local | Environment | News

Toxic Algae Advisory Expanded To Agency, Upper Klamath Lakes

The Klamath Falls Herald and News | July 11, 2016 7:39 a.m.

The health advisory for toxic blue-green algae issued June 24 for Howards Bay in Upper Klamath Lake has been updated to include all of Agency and Upper Klamath lakes, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Business | World

A Powerful Washington Player Takes On Walgreens To Protect Tiny Antarctic Krill

PRI's The World | April 8, 2016 11:50 a.m.

Companies pitch krill oil as a wonder drug to help heart health, cholesterol and even mood. But the krill boom has a dramatic effect on arctic ecosystems.

Energy | Air | Environment

Big Carbon Polluters Face New Emissions Rule In Washington

KUOW/EarthFix | Jan. 6, 2016 12:03 p.m. | Seattle

New carbon pollution rules in Washington will pack the biggest wallop for cement makers, oil refiners and paper mills.

Education | local | News

Evergreen State College 1st President Charles McCann Dies

AP | July 10, 2015 10:41 a.m. | Olympia, Washington

Charles McCann, the founding president of The Evergreen State College in Washington state, has died in Olympia. He was 89.

Fish & Wildlife | local | Environment | News

Health Advisory Issued Over Lake Billy Chinook Toxic Algae

AP | June 26, 2015 4:47 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Health officials are warning people to avoid contact with water in Central Oregon's Lake Billy Chinook, where potentially harmful concentrations of blue-green algae and its toxins have been detected.

Environment | Think Out Loud

Environmental Update On Carbon, Herbicide Spraying, and Climate Change

OPB | Jan. 13, 2015 12:45 p.m.

TUESDAY: We'll check in with reporters from our EarthFix team about some of the stories they're following.

Think Out Loud

The Cost Of Food Waste

OPB | Nov. 17, 2014 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: A new EarthFix series focuses on the high price of food waste, and looks into curbside composting programs in the Northwest.

local | News | Sustainability

Portland Tribune: Feds give huge break to Portland's Green Globes, the industry-friendly alternative to LEED

Pamplin Media Group | Oct. 31, 2013 3:21 a.m. | Portland

Portland’s Green Building Initiative scored a coup on Friday for its industry-friendly alternative to the LEED green-building rating system.

Water | local | News

East Oregonian: Health Advisory Issued For Willow Creek Reservoir

east_oregonian | Oct. 27, 2013 5:56 p.m.

HEPPNER — The Oregon Health Authority has again issued a health advisory for high levels of blue-green algae in Willow Creek Reservoir east of Heppner.

Think Out Loud

Stephen Greenblatt Discusses The Swerve To Modernity

OPB | May 27, 2013 12:06 p.m.

On this Memorial Day holiday, we bring you a special encore presentation of our show with Pulitzer prize winning author Stephen Greenblatt about The Swerve. 

Climate change | Environment | Ecotrope

A Portrait of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Ecotrope | April 16, 2013 8:15 a.m.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a new report on greenhouse gas emissions nationwide that ranks the top sources and measures how much they're offset by carbon sinks like forests. It found that overall emissions have increased 8 percent since 1990 despite a 14 percent increase in the amount of carbon that is getting absorbed by land and forests.

local | Food | Laurie Wolf's Recipes

Laurie Wolf’s Seasonal Recipes: Peas & Greens

OPB | April 9, 2013 7:15 a.m.

Food lover, chef and cookbook writer Laurie Wolf shares her recipes for pork cutlet milanese, Portland style peas and rice, and steamed spice salmon.

Think Out Loud

Stephen Greenblatt Details The Swerve To Modernity

OPB | March 5, 2013 12:06 p.m.

Stephen Greenblatt explains how a 2,000 year old poem helped shape the world we live in today.