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Ocean Trash: What You Need To Know


Here’s what you need to know about the trash that’s piling up on Pacific Northwest beaches and around the world’s oceans.

EPA Targets 2 Pacific Northwest Superfund Sites for Expedited Cleanup


The Environmental Protection Agency says it’s targeting a former creosote plant in the Seattle suburb of Renton for “immediate attention.”

Report: Hanford Tank Waste Will Take Longer To Treat, And Cost More

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A new report about the radioactive tank waste at Hanford says the cleanup could take decades longer and cost billions more than estimated.

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Macron Awards U.S. Climate Scientists Grants To 'Make Our Planet Great Again'

A day before an international summit on the climate, the French president offers some researchers an opportunity to make France a "second homeland."

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US To Enter Into Columbia River Treaty Renegotiation In 2018

The U.S. Department of State and the Canadian government announced Thursday that formal renegotiation of the Columbia River Treaty will begin in early 2018.

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Why Your Future Christmas Tree Might Be Hard To Find

You might be in the market for a Christmas tree right about now, but have you thought about what type of Christmas tree you want in eight years?

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EPA Targeting Portland Superfund Site For 'Immediate, Intense' Attention

The EPA announced Friday that it has listed the Portland Harbor Superfund Site as one of 21 sites it plans to target.

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California Billionaire Tom Steyer Sees Oregon As Key Player In Climate Change Battle

California billionaire and environmental activist Tom Steyer is hoping Oregon will be the next state to fight the Trump administration’s policies on climate change.

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'OPB Politics Now': Oregon National Monument Faces An Uncertain Future

Will President Trump shrink the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument? 

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Stressed-Out Narwhals Don't Know Whether To Freeze Or Flee, Scientists Find

After being caught in a net, narwhals appear to get confused about what to do. Researchers say the whales' befuddlement could provide clues about how they will adapt to a changing Arctic.

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Central Oregon Zoning Pits Mule Deer Against Churches

A rural central Oregon county is wading into a long-running zoning debate that pits mule deer against churches.

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Can Your Ceramic Cookware Give You Lead Poisoning?

Mass-produced crockpots and other ceramic food containers are probably safe, but handmade earthenware might merit a home test.


Options Get Narrowed For Future Of Snake, Columbia Dams And Salmon

Federal agencies are a step closer to deciding how best to manage the Columbia River system and protect endangered fish.


Wildlife Cameras Capture The Secret Lives Of Predators In The City


A researcher collects and studies tens of thousands of trail camera photos to better understand the wild predators living among us the Northwest's most urbanized place.

In The Future We Might Farm Fish on Land Instead Of In The Sea


This summer's fish escape has anti-fish farm advocates saying it’s better to farm salmon in tanks, on land.

Without Chinese Buyers, Northwest Recycling Becomes Trash


Northwest recycling companies are scrambling to find markets for our paper and plastic as China cracks down on waste imports.

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