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Birds Take Backseat To Fish, Farms In The Klamath Basin

OPB/EarthFix | July 24, 2017

There’s always a bird – or 20 –  in sight at Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge. But really, there should be many, many more.

Washington Lawmakers Leave Enviros Feeling Shorted

KUOW/EarthFix | July 21, 2017

Washington’s legislative session did not deliver the money environmentalists wanted for toxic cleanup, oil transportation safety, or natural resources.

Debating Dams: What's The Best Way To Protect Salmon?

NWPR/EarthFix | July 21, 2017

How to best protect salmon along the Columbia and Snake rivers is a hotly-debated question. Our video explore one of the most controversial options.

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Environment | Forestry

To Save the Forest, Don't Cut the First Tree: Study

KUOW/EarthFix | July 21, 2017 5:30 p.m.

Researchers at Oregon State wanted to know which is worse--chopping down an acre in a forest that’s already been disturbed or in a forest previously untouched by humans. The answer surprised them.

News | Science | Environment | World | Nation | Climate change

Despite Climate Change Setbacks, Al Gore 'Comes Down On The Side Of Hope'

NPR | July 24, 2017 5:16 a.m.

Even though President Donald Trump promised to pull the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, Al Gore still sees an "excellent chance" of meeting the accord's commitments to reduce global warming.

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Rest Of Northwest Summer Looks As Dry And Warm As 1st Half

Northwest News Network | July 24, 2017 midnight

If you liked the warm, dry start to our Northwest summer, you'll probably like the rest of it. There's no change to the dominant weather pattern in sight.

local | News | Environment | Nation

Options Weighed For Remaining Radioactive Hanford Tunnel

Northwest News Network | July 24, 2017 midnight

The U.S. Department of Energy rolled out several options at a public meeting Thursday night to stabilize what’s known as Tunnel 2 at the Hanford nuclear reservation in southeast Washington.

Science | Environment | Flora and Fauna | World

As The Climate Changes, Kenyan Herders Find Centuries-Old Way Of Life In Danger

NPR | July 23, 2017 5:47 p.m.

Nomadic herders in Kenya's northwest are having to move farther afield as sustained drought fundamentally changes the landscape. The result: no grasses for their herds.

local | Environment | News | Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse Could Bring Chaos To Oregon's Forests And Mountains

Statesman Journal | July 23, 2017 9:16 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Millions of visitors are projected to swarm the forests and mountains in states within the eclipse path of totality, at the same time wildfire danger and summer tourism is reaching its apex.

Fish & Wildlife | local | Environment | News

Crews Begin Removing Eastern Oregon Dam To Improve Fish Passage

East Oregonian | July 23, 2017 8:07 a.m.

It took 20 years of planning, studies and grant writing, but the removal of the Dillon Diversion Dam is finally underway on the Umatilla River.

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FEMA Awards $7.8M To Oregon For 2015 Stouts Creek Fire Costs

The Register-Guard | July 22, 2017 11:01 a.m.

The Oregon Department of Forestry was awarded a $7.8 million grant from FEMA on Friday for costs associated with putting out the 2015 Stouts Creek Fire.

Nation | Environment | Flora and Fauna | Science

To Shrink Mosquito Population, Scientists Are Releasing 20 Million Mosquitoes

NPR | July 21, 2017 1:51 p.m.

Scientists plan to release millions of sterile, male bacteria-infected mosquitoes in California, to breed with wild females. They're hoping for a "steep decline" in the species that carries Zika.

local | Environment | News | Eclipse 2017

Forestry Asks Landowners For Help Avoiding Eclipse Wildfires

OPB | July 21, 2017 11:41 a.m.

Oregon’s Department of Forestry is asking land owners in several districts around the state to do their part as the eclipse nears.

Water | local | Health | Environment | News

Health Official Recommends Filtration Plant To Treat Portland Water

Portland Tribune | July 20, 2017 6:53 p.m. | Portland

Multnomah County Health Officer Dr. Paul Lewis has recommended the City Council approve the most expensive option for fighting a potentially deadly parasite in the Bull Run watershed.


Would You Trust The Feds To Make Decisions About Your Land? | Terrestrial

KUOW | July 20, 2017

Why would a fourth-generation Oregon rancher who doesn't put much trust in the government choose to work with federal agencies to restore salmon runs on her property?

Forestry Asks Landowners For Help Avoiding Eclipse Wildfires

OPB | July 21, 2017

Oregon’s Department of Forestry is asking land owners in several districts around the state to do their part as the eclipse nears.

Meet One Of America's Greatest, Forgotten Nature Photographers

A generation before Ansel Adams, meet the photographer who helped spark the conservation movement. 

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