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Washington State Halts Salmon Farm Permits After Fish Escape

AP | Aug. 27, 2017 9:57 a.m. | Seattle

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has directed the Department of Ecology to put on hold any new permits for net pens after thousands of Atlantic salmon escaped into Puget Sound earlier this month from a damaged salmon farm.

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Study To Examine How Saving Sage Grouse Effects Local Economies

Capital Press | Aug. 27, 2017 9:40 a.m.

Volumes have been published on conservation approaches to benefit embattled Western sage grouse populations, but economist John Tanaka believes researchers have largely overlooked how such strategies affect ranchers’ bottom lines.

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Oregon Kills 4th Wolf From Harl Butte Pack

Capital Press | Aug. 27, 2017 9:26 a.m.

Oregon wildlife officials killed a fourth member of the Harl Butte wolf pack Aug. 25, a day after authorizing the killing of two wolves from the Meacham pack following a series of attacks on cattle this month.

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Lethal Action Approved On Washington State Wolf Pack

AP | Aug. 27, 2017 9:09 a.m. | Spokane, Washington

Officials in Washington state have authorized the killing of one or more members of a wolf pack in the northeast corner of the state following attacks on cattle.

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Bald Eagle Shot In Oregon Before Fourth Of July Has Been Euthanized

OPB | Aug. 23, 2017 3:15 p.m.

A bald eagle shot in Oregon just before the Fourth of July has been euthanized due to the severity of its shoulder injury. 

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Mounted Patrol Unit Whinnies A Final Goodbye To Portland

OPB | Aug. 16, 2017 3:44 p.m.

The Mounted Patrol Unit officially retired after 40 years of service.

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Wolves Suspected In Another NE Oregon Livestock Attack

Capital Press | Aug. 16, 2017 1:03 p.m.

Wallowa County rancher Todd Nash said his calf was grazing on a private pasture he leases when the attack occurred.

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Learning About West Nile To Save Sage Grouse

NWPR/EarthFix | Aug. 15, 2017 2:51 p.m.

Mosquitoes can carry dangerous diseases — like the West Nile virus. Turns out, the mosquito-transmitted virus is deadly for one of the West’s most iconic birds: the sage grouse.

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Will The Franklin's Bumblebee Ever Be Seen Again?

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 15, 2017 8:16 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The last person who found Franklin's bumblebee in the field isn’t giving up on the bee. He still makes an annual pilgrimage to Mount Ashland in hopes it will make an appearance once again.

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Oregon Zoo's Polar Bear Cub Headed To Utah Zoo In September

Portland Tribune | Aug. 10, 2017 12:06 p.m.

In Utah, Nora's caregivers plan to introduce her to Hope, who is moving from the Toledo Zoo and is about the same age.