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Mon, Jun 17 2013
It's the time of year when lamprey are working their way back up the Columbia and Willamette Rivers to spawn. We'll get some background on the little-understood fish.
Mon, Jun 17 2013
A new EarthFix TV documentary travels from Wyoming to Washington to examine controversial coal export terminals.
Wed, Jun 12 2013
Some ranchers in the Klamath Basin are being cut off from irrigation water this year. Residents of the area can expect the problem to get worse.
Mon, Jun 3 2013
After residents of North Plains City complained, Portland's commercial compost had to find a new home.
Wed, May 15 2013
The second part of Dave Miller's conversation with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
Tue, May 14 2013
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama talks to Dave Miller during his visit to Portland.
Mon, May 13 2013
We'll check in on how the dry weather is affecting Klamath Basin water users and the early wildfire season.
Mon, May 6 2013
We're bringing together our Ecotrope blogger and Earthfix editor to catch us up on some of the latest environmental news.
Fri, May 3 2013
Our co-production between KUOW's The Conversation and Think Out Loud begins with a look at two top stories from our region.
Thu, May 2 2013
The Oregon House just passed two bills that would restrict protests that aim to block logging operations on state forest lands.
Fri, Apr 26 2013
We'll catch up with visiting environmental activist Lois Gibbs. She made the toxic waste of Love Canal national news 35 years ago.
Thu, Apr 25 2013
James Hansen was one of the first scientists to sound the alarm about global warming. What has changed since he began his fight?
Thu, Apr 18 2013
After a deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas, we'll look at how hazardous chemicals are regulated in Oregon.
Fri, Apr 5 2013
An investigation by EarthFix reporter Bonnie Stewart shows it would take a lot to get Northwest railways ready for more coal trains.
Wed, Mar 27 2013
Tanks are leaking at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and sequestration will only slow down the cleanup efforts.
Mon, Mar 25 2013
We check in with Earthfix's Amelia Templeton about Supreme Court's ruling on northwest logging roads and a draft bill that would restore tribal lands in western Oregon.
Tue, Mar 12 2013
A new study shows that the planet is warmer now than it's been in the past 4,000 years.
Tue, Mar 12 2013
Economists with Portland State University have just released a report about how a tax on carbon could work in Oregon.
Fri, Mar 8 2013
OPB's EarthFix team has been investigating how proposed coal terminals would affect residents of the Northwest.
Fri, Mar 1 2013
Residents of West Salem are concerned about a rare form of bone cancer that has sickened some children in the area.
Tue, Feb 12 2013
We'll get an update from our Ecotrope blogger Cassandra Profita about the first formal assessment of the size and scope of Oregon's electric vehicle industry.
Thu, Feb 7 2013
The Rogue River stars in the latest episode of Oregon Field Guide. We'll find out what makes it historically and ecologically unique.
Thu, Feb 7 2013
Obama's nomination for Interior Secretary has had stints at Washington Mutual and Mobil Corporation in addition to REI.
Tue, Jan 22 2013
What are the implications of mining coal on public lands?
Tue, Jan 8 2013
California's new cap-and-trade market is active. What impact could it have on the future of carbon?
Wed, Dec 12 2012
What does diminished prairie land in the Pacific Northwest mean for species that depend on habitat?
Mon, Dec 3 2012
Ocean acidification is wreaking havoc on Northwest shellfish farms.
Wed, Nov 28 2012
Mayor Sam Adams wants to make West Hayden Island part of the City of Portland to open it up for industrial development, but others argue this undeveloped land should be maintained as wildlife habitat.
Tue, Nov 20 2012
It's been a year since the Condit Dam was removed. How is the White Salmon River recovering?
Mon, Oct 29 2012
Is it possible to shrink the carbon footprint of beef?
Mon, Aug 27 2012
Reporter Ashley Ahearn gives us the latest on coal exports in the Northwest and the Elwha Dam removal.
Thu, Aug 23 2012
The first nuclear waste leak from a double-shell tanker has apparently been detected at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington.
Thu, Aug 16 2012
We're talking with Bill McKibben about the Rolling Stone cover story that went viral and his continuing activism about climate change.
Tue, Aug 14 2012
Portlanders have rejected proposals to fluoridate the water supply three times — most recently in 1980. How might a new effort be different?
Fri, Aug 10 2012
We'll discuss how recent weather events — like the record heat in North America — are related to climate change and what the political response could be.
Mon, Jul 16 2012
The Clean Water Act is 40 years old. We'll find out what impact it has had on the Pacific Northwest.
Wed, Jun 27 2012
Scientists at Oregon State University have identified as many as 50 different species from the Japanese dock that washed up on Oregon's coast in early June.
Mon, Jun 18 2012
The Oregon Department of Transportation has a new pilot program to create a way to tax drivers of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids.
Tue, Jun 12 2012
We'll find out what's next for the Japanese dock that washed up on Oregon's shores recently.
Mon, Jun 11 2012
What do we know about the deaths of 20 sea lions in the past two months in Oregon and Washington?
Wed, May 30 2012
A disease that has promted B.C. fisheries to kill nearly 600,000 fish has turned up in Washington state fish farms for the first time.
Tue, May 29 2012
A new study by Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality suggests that air quality is decreasing in the state. What are the causes?
Wed, May 16 2012
Studies reveal that Naval sonar technology has an impact on marine mammals and other aquatic life.
Tue, May 8 2012
We'll get an update on the ongoing controversy surrounding the plan to remove Klamath River dams.
Wed, Apr 11 2012
EarthFix reporter Ashley Ahearn joins us to talk about the potential economic, health, and environmental impacts of coal in the Northwest.
Wed, Apr 4 2012
We'll find out where we are in the process of cleaning up the polluted stretch of the Willamette River that's been designated a Superfund site.
Wed, Mar 28 2012
We'll get the latest on plans to build a liquified natural gas terminal in Coos Bay.
Thu, Mar 22 2012
The last two horse slaughter plants in the country were closed five years ago. Now, an Eastern Oregon man wants to open one in Hermiston.
Thu, Mar 15 2012
The Portland Water Bureau just found out it will not have to treat Bull Run water for cryptosporidium — the state granted the variance officials were seeking.
Wed, Mar 14 2012
The bald eagle is no longer listed as a threatened species in Oregon.
Tue, Feb 21 2012
Two new bills were introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives which could increase the revenue some Northwest counties receive from federal forestland.
Thu, Feb 2 2012
Radon is the number two cause of lung cancer in the United States. You can't see it, smell it, or taste it. But is it in your home?
Fri, Jan 13 2012
Water Bureau officials say there is no public health threat from trace amounts of the parasite cyptosporidium found in Portland water. But what does it mean for Bull Run's clean water variance?
Wed, Jan 11 2012
Portland Parks & Recreation has come up with a list of proposed cuts (at the request of the city council) — they include cutting daily trash pick up and closing park bathrooms and facilities like the Fulton Community Center.
Tue, Jan 10 2012
Cassandra Profita updates us on the many controversies surrounding wolves in the western states.
Mon, Dec 19 2011
We're counting down the top environmental stories of 2011
Wed, Dec 7 2011
The U.N. is hosting its annual climate change conference in Durban, South Africa. What progress are global leaders making toward combat global warming?
Wed, Nov 30 2011
Every week, billions of gallons of oil are transported in Northwest waters, but the agencies regulating that trade have suffered budget cuts. What effect does that have on oil spill preparedness?
Wed, Nov 30 2011
The Oregon Health Authority announced it will not require Portland to build a treatment facility for Bull Run, the city's water source, to guard against cryptosporidium.
Thu, Nov 10 2011
Two weeks ago, the base of the Condit Dam was blown up, and the White Salmon River flowed free for the first time in a century. What happens now?
Tue, Nov 8 2011
We check in with David Steves about his live chat with environmental scientist Richard Alley and EarthFix's new story about the top Northwest polluters.
Mon, Nov 7 2011
Portland Parks & Recreation was just awarded the top national honor from the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration and the National Recreation & Park Association. We'll find out why — and what may be next for the city's parks.
Mon, Oct 31 2011
Should the state ban studded tires?
Fri, Oct 21 2011
A virus that has devastated Atlantic salmon populations was discovered in two sockeye salmon in British Columbia.
Mon, Oct 17 2011
EarthFix reporter Courtney Flatt updates us on energy and resource projects in the Northwest.
Tue, Oct 4 2011
What's at stake in the decision on whether or not to allow a biomass power plant in Vancouver?
Mon, Sep 26 2011
Earthfix Editor, David Steves, talks about the removal of two dams in Washington and future dam removals in the Northwest.
Tue, Sep 13 2011
We'll get an environmental update from OPB's Ecotrope blogger, Cassandra Profita about the future of sustainable energy sources in Oregon.
Thu, Aug 25 2011
Will a review by the Environmental Protection Agency in New York delay Portland's mandate to cover its reservoir?
Fri, Aug 12 2011
Composting is gaining traction at Portland City Hall. What will this mean for you?
Mon, Aug 1 2011
We begin a regular series of conversations checking in on OPB's environmental coverage. Today, we get the lowdown from EarthFix investigative reporter Bonnie Stewart.
Wed, Jul 20 2011
Are increasing water rates changing the way you use tap water?
Fri, Jun 10 2011
We're live from Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood to find out what the mountain means to you.
Mon, Feb 21 2011
How would high speed rail affect jobs and liveability in the Northwest?
Tue, Jan 4 2011
A look at a new study of hexavalent chromium and US city drinking water.
Tue, Nov 30 2010
What is the state of TriMet's long and short term plans and how will the public be included in the planning?
Fri, Nov 12 2010
What's Oregon's business climate like for wind energy development?
Tue, Aug 3 2010
What role does garbage play in the economy of rural Northwest communities?
Thu, Jul 22 2010
What are the changing economic realities of ranching in eastern Oregon?
Tue, Jul 20 2010
Where do economic and environmental sustainability meet in the woods?
Fri, Jul 9 2010
If you had a million dollars to fix one of Oregon's problems, how would you spend it?
Wed, Jun 16 2010
What are folks from the Northwest seeing and doing in the Gulf of Mexico?
Wed, Jun 2 2010
What has an Oregon couple learned from seventeen years living in a trailer in the Coast Range with little electricity and no running water?
Tue, Feb 16 2010
What impact would a limited ban on the chemical BPA have in Oregon?
Thu, Feb 4 2010
What would banning plastic bags mean for Oregon?
Fri, Dec 18 2009
What did and didn't come out Copenhagen — and why?
Tue, Nov 24 2009
How much can Oregon afford to offer alternative energy companies to locate here?
Wed, Oct 14 2009
The next in our As We Are series explores what it is like to choose not to have children.
Tue, Oct 7 2008
What's the true art of angling? And should you eat what you hook?