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.
News | Water | Environment
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are limiting access to Willamette Valley reservoirs and warning users of potential hazards due to low water levels.
News | Energy | Environment | Land | local
Opponents have filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management, saying the agency failed to adequately evaluate environmental impacts of Idaho Power's proposed 300-mile transmission line.
News | Politics | Education | Climate change | local | Environment
The Oregon Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case brought by two teenagers who want the state to protect its natural resources from harm caused by climate change.
News | Flora and Fauna | Forestry | local | Fish & Wildlife | Animals | Nation | Environment
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife will publish a revised proposal to list the Pacific fisher as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act.
News | Environment | local
Portland’s trees are also playing an underappreciated role every time it rains: They’re helping us prevent major flooding and avoid erosion; they are literally holding Multnomah County together.
News | Business | Environment | local
Multnomah County will now require fossil fuel industries along the Willamette River to foot the bill for any damages caused by the transportation of fuels like crude and oil.
Environmental groups from all over the Pacific Northwest are teaming up and holding habitat restoration events Saturday to support Orca Recovery Day.
News | Energy | Environment | local
Environmental activists blocked the rail lines at the Port of Vancouver to stop the transportation of pipes that would be used for the construction of a Canadian oil pipeline.
News | Agriculture | Education | Food | Climate change | local | Land | Science | Sustainability | Land use | Environment
As the climate gets warmer, farmers in the Willamette Valley are testing an agricultural technique called dry farming. Instead of irrigating crops, they rely on the moisture stored in the soil.
News | Water | Environment | local
As the EPA proposes major changes to how it tests for lead in drinking water, the Portland Water Bureau is building an improved corrosion control treatment facility to protect and educate customers about the exposure to lead.
News | Climate change | Environment | local
The 10th annual Northwest Climate Conference returns this week to Portland, where climate experts from around the American West will discuss their latest research.
News | Politics | local | Fish & Wildlife | Water | Land use | Environment
Portland's Crystal Springs Creek Restoration Project has been named a finalist for a prestigious global award that recognizes cities that are demonstrating climate action leadership.
News | Sustainability | Energy | local | Business | Science | Renewable energy | Nation | Environment
Phase3 Photovoltaics has won $500,000 in a national competition by devising a way to build solar panels into manufactured homes. It’s a way to help less affluent people turn to solar power.
News | Water | local | Environment | Health
The Safe Drinking Water Act was adopted in 1974 and was supposed to ensure access to safe drinking water for all. But according to the study, the law has not been enforced equally for everyone.
News | Animals | Fish & Wildlife | 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.