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How Long Does It Take To Melt Portland's Favorite Ice Creams?

OPB | Aug. 2, 2017 12:35 p.m. | Portland

We visited three of Portland's favorite ice cream shops to find out whose single scoop would last the longest in record-breaking heat.

Communities | Environment | Water | Climate change | Fish & Wildlife

Lawsuit Aims To Lower Columbia And Snake River Temperatures For Salmon

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 15, 2016 2:30 p.m.

High river temperatures in recent years has lead to the death of more than a quarter million salmon in the Columbia River. 

Environment | Water | Land | Agriculture | Sustainability | Oregon Field Guide

1 Million Plants In A Year

OPB | Feb. 25, 2016 8:30 p.m.

A bold project aims to plant 1 million trees and shrubs in a single year in urban and rural Oregon.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Flora and Fauna | Agriculture | Recreation | Communities | Water | Science | Economy

Drought Allows A Salmon-Killing Parasite To Thrive In The Klamath

OPB/EarthFix | June 9, 2015 1:15 p.m. | Klamath Falls, Oregon

Scientists say there’s not enough water flowing in the Klamath River. What water is there is too warm, allowing a salmon-killing parasite to thrive.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Water | Climate change | Pacific Ocean

Warm Ocean Temperatures Could Mean Trouble For Marine Life

OPB | March 17, 2015 5:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The ocean is going to be unusually warm this year off of Oregon and Washington, which could spell trouble for salmon and other marine life. 

Environment | Climate change

2014: Earth's Hottest Year On Record, Warm In Northwest Too

Northwest Public Radio | Jan. 16, 2015 3:56 p.m.

Last year was the hottest year on record, according to data released Friday by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

local | News | OPB News Blog

After Hot Summer, Warm Winter On The Way

OPB | Oct. 17, 2014 3:10 p.m. | Portland

It probably won't feel a lot like winter this year in the Pacific Northwest with meteorologists reporting warmer temperatures and less precipitation on their way, compared to annual averages.

local | News | OPB News Blog

Summer Temperatures Break Records Statewide

OPB | Sept. 2, 2014 10:46 a.m. | Portland

The National Weather Service reports that temperatures through July and August broke all sorts of records statewide.

local | News | OPB News Blog

Heat Advisory Issued For NW Oregon, SW Washington

OPB | July 1, 2014 6 a.m. | Portland

Summer is in full-swing and it’s about to get hot. Temperatures are expected to reach a new high today in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Freeze Warning In Lake, Klamath Counties

OPB | June 13, 2014 2:09 p.m.

A freeze warning is in effect Friday night in parts of Klamath and Lake counties. Temperatures are expected to drop to between 27 and 32 degrees, in the early morning hours Saturday.