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Willamette Valley Seeing A Boom In Hazelnut Orchards

The Register-Guard | Feb. 7, 2016 11:41 a.m.

During the last 10 years, the amount of land in Oregon occupied by hazelnut orchards grew by 15,153 acres, a 52 percent increase, according to figures from the state Hazelnut Industry Office.

Environment | Agriculture

Organic Farming Better Suited To Climate Change, Study Finds

KUOW/EarthFix | Feb. 3, 2016 4 a.m.

Eating organic food is on the rise, and organic farming methods set soil up to better withstand drought, according to new research.

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Owyhee Wilderness Proposal In Spotlight After Refuge Occupation

OPB | Feb. 2, 2016 11:22 a.m.

The possible designation of the Owyhee Canyonlands in southeastern Oregon as a national monument is getting new attention after an armed occupation near Burns, Oregon.

Agriculture | Water | Communities | Fish & Wildlife | Energy | Environment | Renewable energy

Next Chapter In Klamath Dams Saga Opens In California

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 26, 2016 3:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

California has started looking at the environmental effects of dams on the Klamath River. It’s the first official move since the Klamath Basin Water Agreements fell apart at the end of the year.

Agriculture | Politics | Water | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Renewable energy

PacifiCorp Pursues Dam Removal After Collapse Of Klamath Legislation

OPB | Jan. 20, 2016 4:28 p.m.

PacifiCorp is now trying to reach a deal with state and federal regulators to eventually take out four old dams on the Klamath River.

Environment | Land use | Forestry | Agriculture

Aerial Applicator’s License Suspension Unwarranted, Judge Says

Capital Press | Jan. 20, 2016 9:19 a.m.

A decision by Oregon farm regulators to suspend the pesticide applicator's license of Applebee Aviation without a hearing was unwarranted, according to an administrative law judge.

Agriculture | Water | Communities | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Land use

The Bizarre Bird Hat Fad That Led To Malheur’s Public Land Protections

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 15, 2016 3:22 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Before the Bundy brothers from Nevada made their stand at Malheur Wildlife Refuge against the federal government's public land ownership, a Northwesterner made the call for the feds to protect the land and its migratory birds.

News | Fish & Wildlife | Land use | local | Agriculture | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Militants Claim They'll Announce Exit Plan Friday

OPB | Jan. 12, 2016 1:26 p.m.

Members of the armed group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge said they will soon announce their plans to leave the federal buildings.  

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Washington Oyster Growers Again Ask For Permission To Use Pesticides

AP | Jan. 12, 2016 12:16 p.m. | Seattle

Oyster growers say their farms will become unusable without the use of pesticides.

NW Life | Climate change | News | Environment | Agriculture | Greetings From The Northwest: Under The Weather

Winter's Coming: 10 Questions For Northwest Weather Experts

OPB | Jan. 8, 2016 11:30 a.m.

We talked to two weather experts from the Northwest and asked them 10 questions about the weather ahead in our area.