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Tsunami Debris Continues Delivering Invasive Species To The West Coast

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 29, 2017 9:10 a.m.

New research shows nearly 300 species have traveled on debris rafts across the Pacific Ocean.

local | Environment | Politics

Portland Expands Plastic Bag Ban

OPB | Nov. 16, 2012 6:22 a.m. | Portland

The City of Portland decided Thursday to expand its ban on plastic bags to include restaurants and other retailers.

local | Environment

Eugene Considers Plastic Bag Ban

AP | Sept. 18, 2012 9:13 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

Eugene might become the third Oregon city to ban plastic bags, but environmentalists hope to eventually get rid of the paper ones, too.

Think Out Loud

Big Fears About Microplastics

OPB | June 3, 2011 9:45 a.m.

What are tiny piece of plastic in the ocean doing to the marine life... and to us?

Think Out Loud

Paper, Plastic or What?

OPB | Feb. 4, 2010 9 a.m.

What would banning plastic bags mean for Oregon?

Think Out Loud

Rebroadcast: Summer Struggles

OPB | July 31, 2009 9 a.m.

Rebroadcast: How do low-income families deal with the unique challenges that summer presents?