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After VW’s pollution scam, goodbye to diesels?

This story originally appeared in EarthFix/OPB. The decision by automaker Volkswagen Group to cheat on diesel emissions tests means Oregon and Washington are in line…

State: Longview coal terminal not ready for prime time

This story was produced by OPB/EarthFix. Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark announced Tuesday he will deny a sublease request for the coal export…

Trump is the new hero in Timber Country

This story originally appeared on OPB/EarthFix. In Riddle, a town of 1,200 people in the southwest corner of Oregon, neighborhoods end where stacks of sprinkler-soaked…

Megaquake drill illustrates how underprepared region is

This story originally appeared in OPB/EarthFix. A Portland firefighter and a national guardsman check for bodies in a pile of crumpled cars at the base…

Environmental study leaves Longview coal port bloodied but still alive

From OPB/EarthFix Coal dust, greenhouse gas emissions, noise and traffic congestion are among the environmental impacts from the proposed coal export terminal in Longview, Washington, according…

In Portland, mysterious odors, unresponsive regulators

This story is a production of OPB/EarthFix. Find more about Portland's toxic air problem here. Adam Bartell felt like a crackpot for complaining about air…