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April 24, 2014

Governor Triggers Dispute Resolution Over Hanford Site

The state of Washington has formally triggered the dispute resolution phase in its dispute over cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

Possible New Japanese Tsunami Debris Investigated In Washington

State park rangers on Washington's Long Beach peninsula are investigating a new possible case of Japanese tsunami debris.

April 23, 2014

Industry Ponders How To Pay For Electric Car Charging Without Stimulus Money

The electric vehicle industry is looking for new ways to pay for public charging stations as federal stimulus money runs out.

Biggest Challenge Facing Oregon Pesticide Investigators? Public Records Law

The Oregon Department of Agriculture investigates pesticide use in the state of Oregon. Its program manager says its biggest enforcement challenge is Oregon's public records law, followed by communication with other agencies and with the public.

Southern Oregon Pesticide Case Highlights Gaps In State Oversight

Federal and independent pesticide investigators say the Cedar Valley case highlights many of the shortcomings in Oregon's handling of aerial pesticide applications.

Oregon Group Upcycles Stacks Of Old Vinyl Into Jewelry, Clothes

Every day people drop off boxes of unwanted clothes and cracked records at St. Vincent de Paul locations in Eugene, Ore. It's a Catholic charity that's turning those old records into an eco-minded fashion statement.

Energy Innovation Laboratory Opens In E. Idaho

A new facility intended to help with clean energy research and support work to develop new materials for advanced nuclear reactors has been dedicated in Idaho Falls.

April 22, 2014

Wash. Legislator: Oil Trains ‘Going To Be With Us For A While’

Environmental regulators in Washington state are expecting a lively crowd Thursday in the coastal city of Hoquiam, where the public gets a chance to weigh in about increased crude oil train traffic.

Investigators Link Bee Die-Off To Unauthorized Hives In Oregon

Investigators have discovered 30 unauthorized commercial honeybee hives near the site of a large bee die-off in Sherwood southwest of Portland.

April 21, 2014

New Study: Mercury Found In Sport Fish In Remote Northwest Lakes

A new report finds mercury levels in some fish caught in the West's national parks exceed federal health thresholds for potential impacts to fish, birds and humans.

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