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Take A Virtual Road Trip Down The Pacific Northwest Coast

OPB

Tour some of the most stunning spots on the Oregon and Washington coast from the comfort of your stay-at-home.

Pandemic Delays International Climate Change Negotiations

NPR

Many countries were expected to release ambitious new climate plans at a conference this fall, but United Nations officials say governments are focusing on the coronavirus crisis.

Trump Administration Finalizes Rangeland Wildfire Plan

OPB

The Trump administration has finalized a plan to construct up to 11,000 miles of fuel breaks to control wildfire on federal land in six Western states, including Oregon. 

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James A. Redden, Longtime Oregon Politician And Judge, Dies At 91

Redden served in the Oregon Legislature before being elected state treasurer and attorney general, and then being appointed to the U.S. Oregon District Court.

local | News | Environment

Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Strikes North Of Boise

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck north of Boise, Idaho, Tuesday evening, with people across a large area reporting shaking.

Nation | Environment | Business

Trump Administration Weakens Auto Emissions Standards

The Trump administration is replacing Obama-era fuel economy standards with weaker ones that will allow for more air pollution. Groups are already lining up to challenge the new rule.

Energy | Nation | Environment | Business | Election

Builder Of Controversial Keystone XL Pipeline Says It's Moving Forward

The Canadian company behind the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline says it has made a final decision to build the long-delayed project.

Energy | Nation | Environment

Plastic Wars: Three Takeaways From The Fight Over The Future Of Plastics

A investigation from NPR and the PBS show Frontline found oil and gas companies had serious doubts that plastic recycling was viable, but promoted it to keep profits high and plastic bans at bay.

Health | Recreation | Environment | Nation | Transportation | NW Life | Water | World

Former 'Oregon Field Guide' Photographer Rafts Through The Grand Canyon To An Uncharted World With Coronavirus

Former “Oregon Field Guide” photographer Nick Fisher dropped into the Colorado River for a Grand Canyon rafting trip. When he emerged from the trip three weeks later, the world had been turned upside down.

Nation | Environment

Tornado Strikes Arkansas City; Officials Say Pandemic Closures Kept People Safe

The tornado injured at least 22 people and caused extensive damage to many properties. Officials attribute the relatively low number of casualties in part to social distancing and business shutdowns.

Science | Environment

Pandemic Delays Return Of Arctic Researchers

The COVID-19 crisis is throwing off the complex logistics of a year-long Arctic research expedition. A team of researchers set to rotate out may have to stay on board an ice-breaker for another six weeks.

World | Science | Environment | Flora and Fauna

Fires Where They Are 'Not Supposed To Happen' In Australia's Ancient Rainforest

Australia's unprecedented fire season scorched sections of rare, ancient rainforests. It's another signal that climate change is intensifying and expanding wildfires globally.

Water | Environment

EPA Sends Enforcement Orders For Portland Harbor Superfund Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is ordering two companies, Schnitzer Steel and Evraz Inc., to do their part in the Portland Harbor Superfund Site cleanup on the Willamette River.


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