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The Battle Over Fish Farming In The Open Ocean Heats Up, As EPA Permit Looms

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Advocates say farmed seafood is more sustainable than wild-caught. Critics say these farms pollute surrounding waters. Federal waters have been off-limits to aquaculture, but that may soon change.

Trump Says California's Ability To Set Its Own Emissions Standards Will Be Revoked

NPR

The end of the state's Obama-era waiver is seen by many as the latest move to undo a years-long push to produce more fuel efficient cars.

Bolivia Is Fighting Major Forest Fires Nearly As Large As In Brazil

NPR

Firefighters, troops and volunteers have been working for the past two months to put out some of the worst blazes in the country's recent history.

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Cattle Are Being Mutilated And Killed In Eastern Oregon. No One Is Sure How Or Why.

In remote Eastern Oregon, a serial crime spree is unfolding. Young bulls are mysteriously showing up dead. Cowboys recently found several animals with body parts precisely removed — and it’s happened just like this before in the West.

Food | Environment | Science

Vineyards Facing An Insect Invasion May Turn To Aliens For Help

A stowaway from China, the spotted lanternfly, is eating its way across Pennsylvania, killing trees and grapevines. Scientists are considering importing the bug's natural enemies from back home.

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A Fire Lookout On What's Lost In A Transition To Technology

The number of manned fire lookouts in the U.S. is dwindling, as technology is increasingly used to spot and monitor wildfires. But can technology replace a human watch?

Environment | Nation

Greta Thunberg To U.S.: 'You Have A Moral Responsibility' On Climate Change

Greta Thunberg led a protest at the White House Friday. But she wasn't looking to go inside: "I don't want to meet with people who don't accept the science," the activist says.

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Offshore Wind Energy Looks More Promising for Oregon

Falling costs have green energy advocates once again eyeing the waters of Oregon's South Coast as a site for possible offshore wind projects.

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Cowlitz County Affirms Methanol Plant Following Environmental Study

A proposed methanol plant in southwest Washington is one step closer to state approval. In a letter sent Wednesday, Cowlitz County affirmed its decision to grant shoreline permits to the project. 

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Trump Administration Finalizes Plan To Repeal Obama-era Water Protections

The Trump administration repealed the Waters of the United States rule Thursday in a two-step process that will now re-define which bodies of water will get federal protections.

Environment | Nation | Election

EPA Makes Rollback Of Clean Water Rules Official, Repealing 2015 Protections

The change ends an "egregious power grab," Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler says.

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Oregon Fire Restrictions Loosen As Cooler Weather Rolls In

Regions throughout Oregon are beginning to lift burn bans and loosen fire restrictions as the weather cools down.

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Eastern Oregon Minnow Removed From The Endangered Species List

The Foskett speckled dace is the third Oregon fish to be removed from the endangered species list.


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