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EPA Rejects Plan To Reduce Mercury Pollution In The Willamette Basin

The Environmental Protection Agency rejected the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's plan to reduce mercury in the Willamette Basin for not meeting the Clean Water Act and EPA Standards.

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On The Oregon Coast, Turning Pollution Into Art With A Purpose

A local artist is turning the mountains of plastic garbage that wash up on Oregon beaches into dramatic sculptures of the very marine life threatened by the deluge of plastics.

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Willamette Riverkeeper Calls For A Ban On Large Wakesurfing Boats

The water sport known as wakesurfing is under fire from environmentalists who say it poses too many risks for people, property, wildlife and habitat on the Willamette River.

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Low-Water Hazards Prompt Limited Use Of Willamette Valley Reservoirs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are limiting access to Willamette Valley reservoirs and warning users of potential hazards due to low water levels.

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'OPB Politics Now:' The Rising Cost Of Pristine Water

The Portland region is headed for big fights over how it gets its water.

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Portland City Council Hears Concern Over Water Filtration Project Costs, Delays Design Vote

The council agreed to continue the debate until next week, and postpone voting on the design contract for at least another week.

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Scientists Discover Microplastics In Oregon Oysters And Razor Clams

Nowhere is safe from these tiny plastic particles. And yes, they may have come from your clothing.

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The Death And Life Of Iran's Lake Urmia

The massive lake has dried out because of water mismanagement. Photographer Maximilian Mann traveled to northwest Iran to document the disappearing body of water and the people who depend on it.

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Feds Propose PNW Habitat Protections For Orcas And Humpback Whales

The designations would require an extra layer of scrutiny for federally permitted projects within the habitat areas.  

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Portland Approves Both Water Measures In Tuesday's Special Election

Tuesday's election saw Portland approve two measures related to the city's drinking water: one to enshrine protections in the city charter, and another to allow spending ratepayer money on “mutual aid agreements."