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Columbia Sportswear Fined For Failing To Label Clothes Treated With Pesticide

The downtown Portland Columbia Sportswear store. The Oregon-headquartered company was fined for not labeling clothes that have been treated with pesticides, as required by federal law.

by Cassandra Profita

The Environmental Protection Agency has fined Portland-based Columbia Sportswear $100,800 for failing to label clothes treated with pesticides.


Obama’s Climate Initiatives in the Northwest

July 16, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Wildfire Destroys Homes, Burns More than 2,000 Acres In South-Central Oregon

July 15, 2014 | by Devan Schwartz

EarthFix Survey Tracks Northwest Residents’ Opinions on Environmental Issues

July 11, 2014 | by Alexi Horowitz

Most Northwest Residents Say They Want Labeling For Genetically Modified Food

July 7, 2014 | by Devan Schwartz

EarthFix Conversation: Is There Hope For Salmon In Northwest Cities?

July 1, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Report: Urgent Recommendations For Tesoro Refinery Safety Were Suppressed

June 25, 2014 | by John Ryan

How Washington Is Working To Increase Latino Fishers

June 25, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Oregon Tests Waters On Lead Ammunition Regulation

June 23, 2014 | by Alando Ballantyne

Health Officials Meet To Discuss Washington Birth Defect

June 16, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Wash. Gov. Jay Inslee Issues Directive On Oil Train Safety

June 12, 2014 | by The Columbian

Dozens Of Oso Slide Legal Claims Filed Against Washington

June 12, 2014 | by Austin Jenkins

Oregon Appeals Court Sends Climate Suit Back to Lane County Judge

June 11, 2014 | by Rachael McDonald

Japan Looks To Richland-Made Filters To Treat Radioactive Water

June 9, 2014 | by Anna King

Oregon Firefighters Brace For Warm Temperatures, Gusty Winds As Fire Persists

June 9, 2014 | by OPB

Oregon Lags Behind Washington In Quake, Tsunami Prep

June 5, 2014 | by Tracy Loew

Court-Ordered Negotiations Over Hanford Reach Deadline

June 5, 2014 | by Anna King

GMO Ban Could Snare Conventionally Bred Crops

June 4, 2014 | by Mateusz Perkowski

Vancouver City Council Votes 5-2 To Oppose Northwest’s Largest Oil Terminal

June 3, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Tsunami Planning Targets Greatest Risk Areas

June 2, 2014 | by Tracy Loew

Gorge Amphitheater In Violation Of State Health Regulations

May 30, 2014 | by Jessica Robinson

Intel Agrees To Test Air Pollution, Analyze Health Risks At Oregon Facilities

May 29, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Curry County Residents Ask Oregon Lawmakers For Tougher Pesticide Rules

May 29, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Oso Highlights A Policy Challenge: Development Pressure Vs. Landslide Risk

May 29, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

One County’s Controversial Move To Protect Homeowners From Landslide Risk

May 28, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Long, Warm NW Summer On Tap According To Weather Service Outlook

May 22, 2014 | by Tom Banse

Oregon Landowners Agree To Protect Sage Grouse

May 21, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Oil Train Preparedness A Gap For Oregon’s Hazmat Response

May 21, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Skiff Found On Washington Coast Was Tsunami Debris

May 21, 2014 | by AP

Yakama Nation Protests Coal Export Terminal

May 20, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

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How Do You Squeeze Gardens Into Cityscapes? Think Vertical


by Sarah Strunin

In dense, concrete-locked urban areas like Seattle space for gardening is hard to come by. After all, this is a city where land is so valuable that people spend an average of $346 per square foot on their homes.


Build Your Own Garden Box With Recycled Plastic Lego-like Blocks

by Cassandra Profita

Three Portland MBA students invented a way to build raised garden beds with giant, recycled plastic Lego-like blocks and funded the idea with a Kickstarter campaign.


New Study Compares Your Carbon Footprint To Your Neighbors’

by Katie Campbell

If you live in the heart of a city like Seattle or Portland, your carbon footprint is about half the national average. But the people living in the surrounding suburbs more than make up for it. In some places, suburbanites emit four times the amount of carbon as city dwellers.



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