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Where Have All The NW's Wolverines Gone? Apparently Not On The Endangered Species List.

Conservation groups say the animals need to be listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Ten groups want to force the federal government to protect the elusive wolverines.

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US Court Dismisses Suit By Youths Over Climate Change

An Oregon-based youth advocacy group named Our Children's Trust and Earth Guardians filed a lawsuit in 2015 on behalf of the youngsters, seeking an injunction ordering the government to implement a plan to phase out fossil fuel emissions and draw down atmospheric carbon dioxide emission.

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Washington Supreme Court OKs Lesser Version Of Carbon Cap

Gov. Jay Inslee says a Washington Supreme Court decision limiting his program to cap carbon pollution is a “clarion call” that lawmakers must act. The court on Thursday reinstated Inslee's Clean Air Rule but drastically limited its application.

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Rose Quarter Freeway Project Faces Big Debate Over Design, Cost Of Highway Covers

A new state transportation report calls for quick action on figuring out what kind of caps should go over a proposed Interstate 5 expansion project in downtown Portland. Critics say it's more important to get the design right than to rush things.

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Study: Marine Heatwave Likely The Cause Of Massive Die-off Of North Coast Seabirds

Researchers say a marine heatwave, known as the Blob, may have caused 1 million West Coast seabirds to die during the summer of 2015 and spring of 2016.

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Oregon's US Senators Join Call To Reject LNG-By-Rail Rules

Both of Oregon’s U.S. senators expressed concern on Tuesday over the Trump administration’s proposed rule to transport liquefied natural gas by rail lines.

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Federal Scientists Say Jordan Cove Won't Jeopardize Species

The proposed Jordan Cove liquified natural gas project will not jeopardize protected species. That’s according to a report by scientists with the National Marine Fisheries Service.

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Oregon’s 3 Biggest Environmental Stories Of 2019 Promise To Play Out In 2020

Looking back on the environmental news that dominated headlines in 2019, three issues stand out. And they promise to keep playing out in the months – maybe years – to come.

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Staff Picks: The Most Important Stories OPB Reported 2019

We've chased wild horses, explored a trade war's impact on the Northwest and investigated the Oregon foster care system's failures. Here are OPB's most important stories of 2019.

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Stores Around The State Begin To Prepare For Oregon’s Plastic Bag Ban

Oregon’s statewide restriction on single-use plastic shopping bags ban will take effect with the new year. Some stores around the state have already begun preparing for the change.