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Research Suggests Climate Change Is Reducing Snowfall In The Pacific Northwest

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.

Climate change | Environment | Pacific Ocean

New Marine Heat Wave Looks A Lot Like 'The Blob'

Scientists are monitoring a marine heat wave off the West Coast that they say is reminiscent of the massive stretch of warm water nicknamed "the Blob" in 2014-15.

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Hood River Set To Test Out A First-Of-Its-Kind Electric Car-Sharing Project

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.

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Brazil Rejects G-7's Offer Of $22 Million To Fight Amazon Fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he doesn't want the cash — unless it comes with an apology from French President Emmanuel Macron.

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G-7 Leaders Near Deal To Help Amazon Nations Fight Rainforest Blazes, Macron Says

As the summit, held in southwest France, wrapped up, the French president said the leaders had agreed to "very concrete commitments involving technical resources and funding."

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Climate Change Activists Push On With Lawsuit Claiming Constitutional 'Right To Wilderness'

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.

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Rare Sighting Of Blue Whales Off The Washington Coast

A whale expert is reporting a rare sighting of blue whales off the Washington coast. The largest animals on the planet have also been sighted in unusual numbers offshore of Oregon this summer.

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Oregon Governor Preserves Dam Money, Irrigation Bill At Veto Deadline

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown decided not to veto money for a dam project in Newport nor a bill easing ditch-clearing rules for irrigators.

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Plastic Pollution Is Everywhere. What Can We Do About It?

Scientists are finding plastic pollution in every nook and cranny of the planet. Here are some of the ways people are trying to reduce it.

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It Was A Balmy 90 Degrees In Anchorage — For The 1st Time On Record

The Alaskan city just had its hottest and driest June ever, with average daily temperatures 5 degrees above normal. Crews are also battling wildfires across the state.