Science & Environment Reporter
Monica Samayoa is a reporter with OPB’s Science & Environment unit.
Before OPB, Monica was an on-call general assignment reporter at KQED in San Francisco. She also helped produce The California Report and KQED Newsroom. In 2017 she studied abroad in Sydney, Australia, where she attended University of Technology Sydney to finish her degree. There, she was able to get her first taste in radio while producing and hosting for 2SER, Sydney Educational Radio.
Monica holds a bachelor's degree in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts from San Francisco State University.
In her free time, Monica likes to spend time with her family and friends and travel the world. So far she has traveled to 17 countries.
Fish & Wildlife | News | Animals | NW Life
In a 4-3 vote, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted to ban the trapping of the rare Humboldt Marten, a rare weasel-like creature, west of Interstate 5.
Youth activists from all over the globe are planning a global climate strike Friday to call on world leaders to take action against climate change and to stop the burning of fossil fuels.
Recreation | local | Water | Land use | Nation | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Land
In an effort to increase recreational access on public lands, the Trump administration is expanding new hunting and fishing opportunities on more than 1.4 million acres nationwide.
Environment | local | News | Water | Climate change
New research from Portland State adds to the evidence that for the Northwest, climate change means less snow and more rain in the winter meaning the less water resources during the summer.
Environment | local | News | Energy
A lower Columbia River ethanol facility in Clatskanie, Oregon, is a step closer to winning approval to use its renewable fuel equipment in a crude oil shipment operation.
Environment | local | News | Energy
A new report released by the Port of Kalama and Cowlitz County says a proposed methanol refinery will not increase greenhouse emissions but local environmentalists do not agree.
Transportation | News | Energy | local | Technology | Climate change | Environment
Car-sharing programs, especially those involving electric vehicles, tend to be big-city operations. But Hood River, Oregon, is getting in on the action via a project launching in Spring 2020.
Animals | News | local | Sustainability | NW Life | Environment
Cat and bird advocates have found enough common ground to co-host an annual ‘Catio Tour’ of outdoor enclosures for house cats, which happens each September in the Portland area.
News | local | Nation | Climate change | Environment | Politics
Groups are moving ahead with their legal case that claims a constitutional right to wilderness. A Portland judge rejected its arguments last month, but the group is appealing.
Environment | local | Technology | News | Water
The primary water source for Oregon’s second-most populous county is held back by a dam that’s especially vulnerable to earthquakes. Now, officials are pushing retrofitting options.
Environment | local | Food | News
Portland International Airport’s new green policy will help reduce single-use plastic products by offering travelers different dining options.
Environment | local | News | Animals
A pilot recovery program at the Oregon Zoo will be releasing hundreds of imperiled northern leopard frogs back into the wild.
local | News | Fish & Wildlife | Science
Steelhead have returned to Beaver Creek in Eastern Oregon near La Grande after much effort and investment by local, state and federal agencies.
Environment | local | News | Communities | Recreation
The publicly accessible forestland on Portland’s west side is expanding by 22 acres, thanks to the transfer of land to the Portland Audubon Society’s nature sanctuary, which abuts Forest Park.