Jes Burns is the Southern Oregon reporter for EarthFix, an environmental journalism collaboration led by Oregon Public Broadcasting in partnership with six other public media stations in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
She previously worked for the NPR affiliate KLCC in Eugene as a reporter and the local All Things Considered host. Jes has also worked as an editor and producer for Free Speech Radio News and has produced reports as a freelance producer for NPR, Sirius Radio's OutQ News and The Takeaway.
Jes has a degree in English literature from Duke University and a master's degree from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communications.
A new study sheds light on the causes and conditions behind toxic ocean algae blooms.
Oregon voters will soon decide whether to ban the buying and selling of certain animal products. The species covered under Measure 100 are being poached internationally at high rates.
The critical audit comes after two whistleblowers accused the Bureau of Reclamation and a local water authority of misusing public funds.
Oil company Tesoro says it wants to prove that it takes safety concerns seriously.
A project in Oregon’s Klamath County is aiming to complement renewable energy development in the Northwest by creating a giant water battery.
A new study from Washington State University finds that reservoirs behind dams produce more greenhouse gas emissions than previously thought.
A new federal review finds Northwest humpbacks are still showing signs of trouble.
Steamboat Creek supports one of the last runs of wild summer steelhead in the Northwest. Fishermen and conservationists want to keep it that way.
High river temperatures in recent years has lead to the death of more than a quarter million salmon in the Columbia River.
Land | Fish & Wildlife | Forestry | Flora and Fauna | Environment | Communities | Climate change | WaterOPB/EarthFix | Aug. 9, 2016 4:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon
The plans will govern how some Oregon forests are managed for the coming decades.
The Bureau of Land Management plans will govern more than 2 million acres of forestland. Timber groups and environmentalists are expressing disappointment.
The House voted Wednesday to attach the amendment to legislation funding for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Washington is bound to protect salmon to fulfill treaty obligations with Northwest tribes – even if it means spending billions to fix road culverts that block salmon passage.
Work is underway to restore a native water lily called the wocus to wetlands in the Klamath Basin — and with it a traditional Native American food and habitat for endangered fish.
There’s no question now: the tui chub are back in Diamond Lake. What are we willing to do about it?
The announcement comes ahead of a protest Tuesday in Salem by opponents of the project.