Despite the city's pride in its drinking water quality, Portland ranks 59th out of 100 big cities.
NOAA is ramping up efforts to reduce fishing competition that has resulted in overfishing.
Oregon's ban on coastal drilling is set to expire next month, but some hope for its renewal.
Money originally used to boost logging regions is now being shared with non-logging states.
As coal plants release more carbon emissions, nuclear power is considered as an alternative.