Cassandra Profita is a reporter for Oregon Public Broadcasting. She's a fellow with the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources and a recipient of the Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environment Reporting Award of Special Merit.
After years of conservation efforts, surveys show depleted populations of groundfish are rebounding ahead of schedule.
As more cities like Seattle ban plastic straws, Swedish-owned BillerudKorsnäs design lab has is developing a solution.
In this 360 video, see how the Eagle Creek Fire changed the forest and its popular hiking trails.
To prevent large-scale wildfires, we'll need to allow some blazes to burn — and set others ourselves.
The lab has hangar space filled with miniature models based on dams across the country – including the Columbia and Snake rivers.
In Hillsboro, Oregon, SolarWorld is hiring back workers and planning to ramp up its production with news of a 30 percent tariff on imported solar panels.
The Trump administration announced a new plan last week that would allow offshore oil and gas drilling in the ocean off the West Coast for the first time since 1984
A photo of Lake Kachess, which could be impacted.
File photo of a coal mining operation in Wyoming. Government officials there want to use state money to help finance construction of shipping terminals in the Northwest to export Wyoming coal to Asia.
On Wednesday, as smoke blotted out the sun across the city of Portland, about a dozen people were hiding out from the smoky heat in the air conditioned Hollywood Senior Center — one of the county’s...