Related Program: The Record How Portlanders Are Responding To Oregon Wildfires By Posey Gruener & Marcie Sillman • Sep 1, 2015 Related Program: The Record TweetShareGoogle+Email Smoke from wildfires in the Northwest stream in this photo taken from the International Space Station. NASA Listen Listening... / 5:57 Marcie Sillman speaks with Sarah Mirk, online editor for Bitch Media, about what Portlanders are doing in response to Oregon's drought. (Hint: not much.) Tags: wildfiresdroughtenvironmentOregonTweetShareGoogle+Email Related Content Parched Olympic Peninsula Community Eyes New Reservoir By Ashley Ahearn • Aug 29, 2015 EarthFix/KUOW Photo/Ashley Ahearn Listen Listening... / 3:56 This is the first story in a two-part series on how drought and climate change are changing how the Northwest relies on reservoirs to meet water needs. SEQUIM, Wash. – For more than a century, the snowmelt that fed the Dungeness River here has provided water for farmers’ crops as well as salmon journeying to the ocean and back. Pumping Water From A Cascades Lake to Irrigate Orchards By editor • Sep 1, 2015 This is the second story in our two-part series on how drought and climate change are changing the way the Northwest looks to reservoirs to meet its water needs. Read part one here. This summer’s hot, dry weather has left Northwest apple growers hurting for water to irrigate their orchards. It’s a hint at what’s predicted as the climate continues to warm. Drought Cuts Seattle City Light's Revenue By Millions By Deborah Wang • Aug 13, 2015 Seattle City Light Listen Listening... / 1:30 Seattle’s electric utility says it's taking a big financial hit because of the weather: The lack of rain has affected its ability to produce surplus power to sell in the open market. Its revenue from selling that surplus is down more than 40 percent, KUOW has learned. 'A Sad Society': What It's Like For Families Of Fallen Firefighters By Marcie Sillman & Posey Gruener • Aug 31, 2015 Flickr photo/Washington Department of Natural Resources Listen Listening... / 5:54 Marcie Sillman speaks with former wildland firefighter Rob Palmer about his brother Andy Palmer. Andy Palmer died while fighting fires in California in 2008, in what became known as the Dutch Creek Incident.