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June 27, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Memorial Planned For Thousands Of Dead Bees In Wilsonville

On Sunday at 2 pm, a group will gather at the Target parking lot in Wilsonville to memorialize the estimated 50,000 bees that died from pesticide poisoning at the site last week.

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Filed under: Environment, Flora and Fauna

June 26, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Your Responses To The Wilsonville Bee Kill

A lot of readers responded to the news that thousands of bumblebees died last week of pesticide poisoning in a Wilsonville Target parking lot.

Some scolded the unnamed company that sprayed the insecticide, others criticized the state for refusing to release the company's name, and a few people pledged to boycot Target to protest the ill-timed pesticide use near its store.

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Filed under: Environment, Flora and Fauna, Xerces Society

June 19, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Thousands Of Dead Bees Found At Wilsonville Target

Insect conservationists with the Portland-based Xerces Society don't know yet why an estimated 25,000 bumble bees have dropped dead in a Target parking lot in Wilsonville.

They were found under a dozens of European linden trees Monday, raising the question of whether the insects were killed by a poisonous species of linden tree or by pesticide poisoning.

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Filed under: Environment, Flora and Fauna, Bee colony collapse, Xerces Society

April 11, 2013 · By Rebecca Roberts Galloway

Cameras Catch Hatching Penguin At Oregon Zoo

The hatching of a baby penguin was recently caught on camera, zookeepers at the Oregon Zoo announced.

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Filed under: Environment, Flora and Fauna, Oregon

April 10, 2013 · By Ifanyi Bell

Take That Lichfield: Tiny Fence Now At Tiny Park

The row over the title of world's smallest park jumped to another level Tuesday night as Portland's title-holding park came under fire from a town in the United Kingdom.

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Filed under: Flora and Fauna, Land, Oregon

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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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