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Underwater Camera Films Fish Habitat Off Oregon's Coast 22 Aug 2013 | 10:03 pm
This week, the environmental group Oceana is collecting images from a high-definition video camera in the ocean off the Oregon Coast. As I reported for EarthFix, it's a research expedition with a caus...
Bandon Residents "Held Hostage In Their Homes" By Mosquitoes 21 Aug 2013 | 07:22 pm
My latest story for EarthFix: A restoration project in Bandon Marsh created new habitat for salmon and shorebirds, but it also created a new breeding ground for mosquitoes. Local residents are asking ...
Q&A: Is Climate Change Making Us Sick? 6 Aug 2013 | 10:02 pm
Is climate change making us sick? I recently discussed this question with Linda Marsa, contributing editor at Discover magazine and author of the new book Fevered: Why A Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our He...
Ecotrope Is Merging With EarthFix 2 Aug 2013 | 03:07 am
This month, I will be winding down the Ecotrope blog and posting my work on OPB's EarthFix website. At the end of August, I will stop posting stories on Ecotrope and join the EarthFix team full time.
Oregon Zoo Polar Bears Help Climate Change Researchers 30 Jul 2013 | 09:59 pm
Two polar bears at the Oregon Zoo are helping researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey study how climate change is affecting wild polar bears in the arctic.
Vancouver Oil Terminal Lease Would Allow Exports 30 Jul 2013 | 03:36 am
The Port of Vancouver has released copies of the lease agreement Port commissioners approved last week for a controversial oil terminal. The lease does't prevent the terminal from exporting oil overse...
Country's First Tiny House Hotel Opens In Portland 26 Jul 2013 | 03:09 pm
Could you handle living in 120 square feet? Portlanders Kol Peterson and Deb Delman think you should try it – if only for one night. The grand opening of the world's first tiny house hotel is taking p...
Port of Vancouver Commission Approves Oil Terminal Lease 23 Jul 2013 | 05:59 pm
The Port of Vancouver Commission voted unanimously today to approve a lease for a controversial oil terminal proposed by Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies.
Oregon Farm To School Funding Balloons To $1.2 Million 23 Jul 2013 | 03:48 pm
Funding for Oregon's Farm to School and School Gardens programs is on track to reach $1.2 million in state funding in the 2013-15 biennium.
As Pipelines Fill Up, More Oil Travels – And Spills – By Rail 19 Jul 2013 | 06:28 pm
The U.S. is producing more oil than it has the pipelines to transport. That means more oil is traveling – and spilling – by rail.