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Environmentalists At Portland City Hall Protest Zenith Oil Terminal Expansion

Opponents of a Portland crude oil terminal gathered in front of City Hall Wednesday morning to protest its plans to bring more oil trains through the city.

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Southern Oregon Residents Are Wary About An Energy-Storing Lake

If approved and built, the Swan Lake North pumped hydro storage project in southern Oregon would be the largest energy storage project in the Pacific Northwest.

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Trump Enacts Sweeping Public Lands Protections With His Signature

President Trump signs into law new public lands and rivers protections, including the designation of a new Devil's Staircase Wilderness in Oregon.

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Running Oregon's Wild And Scenic Rogue River In A Classic Way

Wooden drift boats are works of art. So why take one down the rocky Rogue River?

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OSU-Cascades Racks Up Water Research Grants

The Bend campus announced a $2.97 million grant through the U.S. Department of Energy to develop technology for treating the wastewater from fracking.

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Fisheries Managers Face Mixed Forecast For Northwest Salmon, Concerns Over Endangered Orca

Northwest chinook salmon fisheries may eventually be adjusted to ensure there’s enough fish in the ocean for endangered orcas.

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Firefighting Foam Contaminated Northeast Portland Groundwater

An OPB investigation reveals firefighting foam that seeped into the groundwater in Northeast Portland now threatens to contaminate the Columbia River and a well field that supplies drinking water.

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Protections For Devil's Staircase, Other NW Areas Sent To Trump For Signature

Congress gave final approval to a wide-reaching natural resource bill that extends more public lands protections in the Pacific Northwest.

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February Storms Have Helped, But The PNW Could Still Face Drought

The Northwest has seen plenty of snow and cold temperatures these last few weeks. But forecasters say some areas this summer could still face droughts.

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Oregon And Washington Lawmakers Consider Statewide Plastic Bag Bans

Lawmakers in both Oregon and Washington are considering bills that would ban single-use plastic bags statewide to reduce plastic pollution.