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June 04, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Two Emmy-Winning Oregon Field Guide Shows

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Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Land use, Elk, Oregon Field Journal, Treeverse


Feb. 14, 2012

Tracking Oregon's Turtles With Radio-Telemetry

Remember that scene in Honey I Shrunk the Kids where Rick Moranis is lost in the back yard? The blades of grass seem like skyscrapers and a passing ant is an enormous and terrifying monster. I couldn’t help but imagine this scene at the Discovering Wildlife Lecture Series when Dan Rosenberg of the Oregon Wildlife Institute described his study that tracks the movements of hatchling turtles. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Water, Oregon Field Journal


Feb. 01, 2012

Bull Trout Are Back In The Clackamas

If you're not familiar with Bull Trout, it's not your fault. They've largely been missing from the Willamette River Basin for the past 50 years. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Water, Oregon Field Journal


Dec. 15, 2011

Living With the Backyard Bandit

You've seen them in your garbage, in the alleyway, or as two yellow eyes at night. Raccoons are ubiquitous, even near downtown Portland, where pavement outcompetes dirt. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Oregon Field Journal


Sept. 26, 2011 · By Vince Patton

Video: Spider named for venom-milking professor

If there's a common thread linking the poisonous spiders of the world, that web likely stretches through the Portland lab of Greta Binford. She's a star in the arachnosphere. Binford milks the venom from spiders and has a collection of 600 of the world's most poisonous arachnids living in her lab at Lewis & Clark College. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Oregon Field Journal


Aug. 22, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Video: Eradicating feral pigs in Oregon

Oregon Field Guide reported on the problem of invasive feral pigs in Oregon in 2009. This video sums up the problem nicely: Feral pigs can wreak havoc on the landscape, hurt people and native wildlife, and spread disease. They multiply quickly, and Oregon (unlike California) still has a shot at eradicating them entirely. But hunters still like them, and private landowners have fueled the invasion by raising exotic pigs for hunting that wind up escaping into the wild. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Feral pigs, Oregon Field Journal


Aug. 05, 2011 · By Vince Patton

Blundering Pelicans Cause More Murre Losses

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Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Oregon Field Journal


July 11, 2011 · By Vince Patton

Video: Camera Survives 177-Foot Waterfall

Crazy ideas sometimes work. This one got half of what we wanted. Continue reading →

Filed under: Water, Oregon Field Journal, waterfall


June 13, 2011 · By Vince Patton

Bald Eagles Decimate Tern and Cormorant Colonies

Not a single chick has survived this year at the world's largest colony of Caspian terns. Researchers call it "complete colony failure." Meanwhile, on the very same island in the mouth of the Columbia River, the world's largest double-crested cormorant colony also faces mass nest collapse. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, bald eagles, cormorants, Oregon Field Journal, Terns


June 09, 2011

Zapping garden pests with nanotech? Not so fast, says the EPA.

Nanotechnology is often hailed as the greatest technological advance since the chemical revolution. Super strong bike frames? Nano can do that. Odor-free socks? Nano does it. Disappearing sun screen? Nano’s the solution. But nanotech bug killer? Slow down, says the EPA in a press release today. Continue reading →

Filed under: Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, epa, nano, nanomaterials, nanosilver, nanotech, nanotechnology, Oregon Field Journal, pesticides



About Ecotrope

In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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