David Steves is an editor with OPB's Science & Environment unit. Previously he was the founding editor of EarthFix, an environmental journalism collaboration led by Oregon Public Broadcasting in partnership with six other public media stations in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. During its run from 2011-18, EarthFix and its journalists won a variety of honors for their radio, television and digital journalism, including Emmy, RTNDA/Murrow, Society of Professional Journalists, Online News Association, Society of Environmental Journalists and American Association for the Advancement of Science awards.
David previously worked as state capital bureau chief for the Register-Guard newspaper in Eugene. Before that, David worked at the Statesman Journal as a reporter, editor and columnist in Salem.
David earned a bachelor's degree at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.
Oregon ski areas planning to stay open have decided to cease operations starting Sunday and continuing for a week in response to the rapidly escalating coronavirus pandemic.
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A federal appeals court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency must do more to protect Columbia basin salmon and steelhead from dangerously warm river temperatures.
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The proposed methanol plant in Kalama, Washington, hit a new roadblock after Washington regulators said the environmental review did not adequately assess its greenhouse gas emissions.
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A coal company has been dealt another legal blow in its attempt to build an export terminal on the lower Columbia River.
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A two-state commission has reversed a Clark County decision to allow rock crushing and other mining activity within the western edge of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
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Twenty environmental groups are calling on Oregon to protect imperiled coho salmon with more restrictions on logging and roadbuilding in coastal forests.
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An environmental watchdog's four-year investigation into illegal logging in west-Central Africa leads a report that's critical of the role Northwest businesses have played in the global supply chain.
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Climate change is playing out in significant ways in Oregon in the form of more severe wildfires, lower summer stream flows and diminishing winter snowpacks.
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A federal judge has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to rewrite its pollution cleanup plans for Oregon rivers.
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A court order will require the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to start issuing water pollution permits for older ones that have expired, known as "zombie permits."
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The way we dealt with wildfire for much of the 20th century was mostly dead wrong. That, we've known for decades. So why do we keep getting it so wrong when it comes to living with wildfire?
Four West Coast senators are calling on the Trump administration to declare a salmon fishery emergency and provide aid to economically struggling coastal communities.
A controversial high-voltage transmission line running from East Multnomah County to Southwest Washington has been canceled.