Scores of sex offenders ordered to live on a secluded island in Washington state say the often cloudy, brown water there is making them sick, and records show the water system has been plagued by problems for more than a decade.
Environment | News | localStatesman Journal | Sept. 14, 2017 2:28 p.m.
Four new wildfires were spotted in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness on Wednesday, making clear that a historically flammable season in Western Oregon isn’t finished yet.
Of all the resources threatened by the Eagle Creek Fire, the Bull Run watershed may be the most critical. It's the drinking water source for about 1-in-4 Oregonians, and it's uniquely vulnerable to a fire.
We discuss The Oregonian/OregonLive's reporting about sexual misconduct at Portland Public Schools, efforts to address housing for Oregon's foster youth, and the issue of lead in Portland houses. We also hear from a tattoo artist who works with breast-cancer survivors.
Eclipse campers might be tempted to find an alternative source for drinking water in lakes or rivers. But the Oregon Health Authority says that's not a good idea.
Environment | News | localStatesman Journal | Aug. 12, 2017 2:30 p.m.
Two new wildfires sparked by a lightning storm last week are burning northeast of Detroit near the Breitenbush Community, fire officials said Saturday.
Environment | News | localStatesman Journal | Aug. 11, 2017 1:48 p.m.
Multiple lightning strikes ignited eight new fires Thursday night in Willamette National Forest near Detroit, filling the air with thick smoke that limited visibility.
Environment | News | Water | localOPB | 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.
Tens of thousands were expected to visit the Jefferson and Detroit Lake areas because they are smack in the middle of the eclipse's path of totality.
Portland City Council voted Wednesday to move toward a water filtration plant that could cost the city up to $500 million.
EarthFix's Jes Burns fills us in on wildlife competing for water and resources in the Klamath basin. Then we learn about an effort to get health care to migrant workers. And an OSU researcher talks "exceptional" longevity.
Nation | Energy | Politics | News | Transportation | NW Life | Think Out LoudOPB | July 27, 2017 noon
Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson discusses voter fraud and election reform. We also talk about police oversight, treating Portland's water, and hear from TriMet.
Water | Environment | News | local | HealthOPB | July 26, 2017 8 a.m. | Portland
A key watchdog group that monitors spending at the Portland Water Bureau said it will ask the City Council to slow its decision on a pricey new water treatment facility.
Communities | Water | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | News | Flora and Fauna | local | AgricultureOPB/EarthFix | July 24, 2017 6 a.m. | Merrill, Oregon
There’s always a bird – or 20 – in sight at Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge. But really, there should be many, many more.
local | Recreation | News | Politics | BusinessPamplin Media Group | July 23, 2017 8:48 a.m. | Portland
The hub of Portland's bustling water sports community, which draws up to 1,000 users a day in the summer, is being pushed out by a rent hike.
Water | Environment | News | local | HealthPortland Tribune | July 20, 2017 6:53 p.m. | Portland
Multnomah County Health Officer Dr. Paul Lewis has recommended the City Council approve the most expensive option for fighting a potentially deadly parasite in the Bull Run watershed.
Farmer claims the Oregon Water Resources Department has ordered him to stop pumping from a well based on an erroneous mathematical model.
Treating Portland's water supply for a microscopic pathogen, cryptosporidium, could increase the average monthly bill for customers as much as $10.38 in coming years.
Four months after a disastrous wastewater spill in Puget Sound, water quality levels are normal.