Q&A

Can Squid Teach Us How to Survive Climate Change?

PNW author and conservation biologist Thor Hanson talks to us about his new book Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid.

09/28/2021 By Karly Quadros

Climate Change

How to Help Those Hurt by the Bootleg Fire

Hoping to help those impacted by the Bootleg Fire? Here are nine organizations to support.

07/27/2021 By Cami Hughes

News

The Pacific Northwest Heat Wave Caused At Least 54 Deaths in the Portland Area

“More people died from the June 2021 heat wave in Multnomah County than died from heat in the entire state of Oregon in the past 20 years,” according to a re...

07/13/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: Climate Change, Cascading Disasters, and the Pacific Northwest Heat Wave

We chat with Jola Ajibade, an assistant professor at PSU, about the record-breaking heat wave that slammed the Pacific Northwest and the need for adaptation ...

07/02/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Environment

It's Wildfire Season in Oregon. Yes, Already.

Officials say 92 percent of Oregon residents now live in a ‘fire risk region.’

06/08/2021 By Riley Bass

News

This New-to-Portland Food App Aims to Help Solve Climate Change—with Discount Doughnuts

Too Good to Go, newly launched in Portland, connects customers with local restaurants and stores to pass on their end-of-day surplus.

06/05/2021 By Nick Campigli

Footnotes

LISTEN: Understanding Water Challenges Facing Oregon's Native, Black, Latinx, and Migrant Communities

We talk with Alaí Reyes-Santos from the Oregon Water Futures Project about the findings from their 2021 report.

05/28/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Environment

Spring Cleaning Season Is Upon Us, Portland

Here’s where to donate, sell, and recycle all the stuff you don’t need anymore.

04/22/2021 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: The Downtown Crows and Portland's Relationship to Nature

This week we talk about the annual winter crow roost and the conflicts that have emerged.

02/19/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Environment

PPE and Plastic Waste Are on the Rise. But Cleanup Crews Are Here to Save Us.

As COVID-19 wears on, the simple act of picking up trash is more impactful than you might think.

02/09/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

News

This Company Aims to Help You Reduce Your Own Personal Landfill

Newly expanded to Portland, Ridwell is here to recycle things you never knew you could.

01/09/2021 By Fiona McCann

Design

How Oregon Is Fighting Wildfires with Technology

From night vision cameras to satellites to the humble iPhone, a look behind the scenes

12/14/2020 By Marty Patail

Footnotes

LISTEN: #LandBack and Indigenous Sovereignty, with Paul Robert Wolf Wilson

Paul Robert Wolf Wilson, an enrolled member of the Klamath and Modoc Tribes and photojournalist living in Chiloquin, Oregon, on Indigenous sovereignty, wildf...

09/25/2020 Edited by Gabriel Granillo

Podcasts

The Spotted Owl, the Timber Economy, and the Epic Conflict that Defined Our Forests

Timber Wars host Aaron Scott talks about the new OPB pod, science writing, and the ongoing battle over Pacific Northwest forests.

09/22/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: The West Coast Wildfires, with Eden Dawn, Riley Blake, and Erica Fleishman

How Oregon has been responding to the threat of the wildfires, the short-term health effects of smoke inhalation, and the long-term effects of climate change...

09/18/2020 Edited by Gabriel Granillo

Q&A

An OSU Professor Breaks Down Climate Change and the Future of Wildfires in the West

“Looking at fire seasons in the west over the past five to 10 years, it’s likely to be like this or to get worse as climate continues to change.”

09/17/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Oregon Wildfires

How to Keep Your Indoor Spaces Smoke-Free

Here are a few tips to help protect your lungs from the smoke.

09/11/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Portland Protest History

Remembering the #ShellNo Protest 5 Years Later

Activists dangled from the St. Johns Bridge to put themselves in the way of an Arctic-bound oil drilling support vessel.

07/31/2020 By Steve Nichols

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with the Earth?

Sizing up our home planet in honor of Earth Day 2020

04/01/2020 By Marty Patail