In this week’s podcast, find out how old-fashioned insulation and high-tech thermostats can warm you up while drivving down your energy bill. And hear how global environmental trends — burning coal and acidifying oceans — are hitting home in the Northwest.
In this week’s podcast, we go behind the scenes on a first descent of the newly-undammed White Salmon River in Washington. Also, in celebration of turkey day, we poke fun at Portlandia and their heritage hand-fed chickens.
Host Ashley Ahearn and Brendon Cechovic, executive director of the Washington Conservation Voters, give a post-election run down on the various races and initiatives in the Northwest - and how the environment fared. Also news updates on wind industry jobs, coal exports and hippo poop.
A look at Amelia Templeton’s reporting on the invasive yellow tuft alyssum plant. We’ve also got stories about reducing air emissions at Northwest ports, climate change and salmon, hunting rights on the ballot in Idaho and more.
This week marked the actual 40th birthday of the Clean Water Act. As a special birthday treat, go behind the scenes as host Ashley Ahearn talks with EarthFix teammate and documentary filmmaker Katie Campbell about her awesome stormwater video and how she approached this tricky subject with an eye for stimulating visual storytelling.
This week EarthFix brings you stories about coal export plans in the Northwest, wildfires and spawning salmon, energy-efficient football fans and threats to wind subsidies.
This week find out who’s the greener of the Washington gubernatorial candidates. We’ve also got the latest on fracking in Idaho, threats to the Roadless Rule - and the next installment in our series Clean Water: The Next Act. We’ll introduce you to one small-town mayor who’s taking care of some dirty business.
Take a ride with scientists as they try to unlock the secret underwater lives of Puget Sound’s orcas, and find out how ship traffic might be affecting whale behavior. We’ve also got updates on wave power developments, coal exports, water pollution from dairy farms - and more.
This week we learn how recreational mining that uses suctioning equipment on river bottoms is stirring up controversy in Idaho. And we find that a two-year-old decision to take water out of a Western Washington river for beverage production is now coming under scrutiny.
Go behind the scenes of EarthFix’s latest installment in our series “Clean Water: The Next Act.” Host Ashley Ahearn talks with Ecotrope blogger Cassandra Profita about how the chemicals and pharmaceuticals we use in our daily lives are (eep!) bringing out the feminine side in some male Puget Sound fish.
The EarthFix podcast takes a deep dive into the Northwest’s Water World: recording orcas underwater, gillnet fishing for salmon in the Columbia River and a look at how Puget Sound is doing when it comes to water quality.
Hear how fat algae could end up in your fuel tank, how your windows can affect your energy bills and get the latest on the proposed liquid natural gas export facility in Oregon - this week, on the EarthFix podcast.
This week hear the sounds of Wyoming coal country, and find out how life there connects to life here in the Northwest. Host Ashley Ahearn explores the largest open pit mine in the world, visits with one rancher who’s concerned about the effects of coal mining - and then heads to Bellingham, Washington to check out the proposed site of what could one day be the largest coal export terminal on the West coast.
This edition of the podcast is dedicated to the second installment of stories in our Clean Water: The Next Act series. Reporting from Oregon, Washington and Idaho, the team looks at the impact of logging and agriculture on water quality.
This week we’ve got stories on the changing makeup of forests in the Northwest and turning wastewater into power. Host Ashley Ahearn puts some tough questions to a Washington state wildlife official about his agency’s decision to kill a wolf in Northeastern Washington.
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