Cassandra Profita is a reporter for OPB's Science & Environment unit.
Cassandra has been immersed in Columbia River issues since she started reporting for The Daily Astorian newspaper in 2006. She's followed an array of fossil fuel project proposals along the river. Previously Cassandra served as Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope blogger and as part of the EarthFix public media collaboration that covered the environment for the Pacific Northwest.
She's a fellow with the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources and a recipient of the Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environment Reporting Award of Special Merit.
Cassandra grew up in Chicago and earned a degree in journalism at the University of Missouri.
Environment | News | local | Air
A new report from Lewis & Clark Law School offers a road map for reducing diesel pollution in the Portland metro area.
With a little extra effort, we can all save some money and reduce our contributions to climate change. That’s the message behind a week-long campaign encouraging Oregonians to hang dry their laundry.
Climate change | Environment | local | News
On Tuesday, Senate President Peter Courtney said Oregon's cap-and-trade bill doesn’t have the votes to pass. Supporters say that could put the state's climate goals out of reach.
Environment | News | local
On Friday, the owners of the Waverly Greens apartment complex in Milwaukie unveiled Oregon's largest solar array to be installed on multifamily housing.
Oregon is trying to fight climate change. But what would a proposed cap and trade rule actually do?
local | Economy | Fish & Wildlife | Nation | Environment | NW Life | Business
Pacific rockfish populations that had collapsed from overfishing are bouncing back much faster than anyone expected, giving fishermen more fish to catch for the first time in decades.
local | Climate change | Sustainability | News | Land use | Environment | Agriculture
The Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission has approved new rules that restrict commercial solar development on millions of acres of high-value farmland across the state.
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On Monday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would provide $11 million dollars to improve living conditions at tribal fishing sites on the Columbia River.