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Oregon Environmental Groups, Lawmakers Target Logging Rules

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 22, 2017

Environmental groups are pressuring Gov. Kate Brown and the Oregon Board of Forestry to find new leadership on forestry issues and increase protections for coastal drinking water.  

Trump's Billionaire Pick For Commerce, Oceans Chief Is Keeping His Oil Tankers

KUOW | Feb. 24, 2017

Billionaire Wilbur Ross is President Trump's nominee for secretary of commerce, which oversees ocean policies. Ross also owns oil tankers, which has critics worried about a conflict of interest.

Lawsuit Seeks To Keep Columbia And Snake Rivers Cold For Salmon

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 23, 2017

A lawsuit filed by salmon advocates calls for the Environmental Protection Agency to pick up where it left off in 2003 in considering steps to lower temperatures in the Columbia and Snake rivers.

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Unauthorized Vehicle Track Discovered In Eagle Cap Wilderness

NWPR/EarthFix | Feb. 23, 2017 3:02 p.m.

A track for vehicles was recently discovered illegally crossing the boundary into Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness, despite the Wilderness Act's prohibition against motorized access to such protected areas.

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Oregon Secretary Of State Criticizes Governor For Reversal On Elliott State Forest Sale

OPB | Feb. 25, 2017 3:49 p.m. | Portland

The newly elected Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson gave his first political speech to a Republican group since taking office — and he targeted Democratic Gov. Kate Brown.

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PHOTOS: The Final Hours Of A Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017 7:11 a.m.

On Thursday morning, law enforcement cleared out the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota, ending a months-long protest against the completion of the nearby Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Land Conveyance Saves Public Access At Eagle Cap Wilderness

East Oregonian | Feb. 23, 2017 4 p.m.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has purchased the largest private inholding in the Eagle Cap Wilderness and conveyed the land back to the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

Environment | Energy

The Forgotten Clean Energy Source That Helps Power The Northwest

Jefferson Public Radio | Feb. 23, 2017 3:03 p.m.

Pacific Northwest, we've slashed greenhouse gas emissions — and saved big bucks — with a clean energy source that often doesn't even get mentioned in policy debates.

Environment | Health | Nation | Technology | Science

Should Scientists March? U.S. Researchers Still Debating Pros And Cons

NPR | Feb. 23, 2017 6:50 a.m.

A "March for Science" is set for April 22 in Washington, D.C., to show support for evidence-based public policy. But some worry the march will be seen as partisan, and may even undermine sound policy.

Health | World | Economy | Environment | Science | Food | Business

Poverty Plus A Poisonous Plant Blamed For Paralysis In Rural Africa

NPR | Feb. 23, 2017 6:01 a.m.

Some African countries have long witnessed mysterious outbreaks of paralysis. Affected regions are poor and conflict-ridden, where people's main food is a bitter, poisonous variety of cassava.

Environment | Nation

Floods In San Jose Push 14,000 People Out Of Their Homes

NPR | Feb. 22, 2017 8:48 p.m.

Residents were ordered to evacuate overnight after creeks and reservoirs flooded, and won't be allowed home for at least another day.

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Protesters Leave Dakota Access Pipeline Area; Some Stay And Are Arrested

NPR | Feb. 22, 2017 5:52 p.m.

The governor of North Dakota had set Wednesday as the evacuation deadline for the largest protest camp. The Trump administration is allowing the pipeline to be built, despite the protests.

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Key Moments In The Dakota Access Pipeline Fight

NPR | Feb. 22, 2017 2:02 p.m.

An overview of multiple legal challenges and protests since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers considered approving a section of the pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife

Making Sure Salmon Can Cross (Under) The Roads In Washington

KUOW/EarthFix | Feb. 22, 2017 1:30 p.m.

Thousands of road culverts block the way for endangered salmon. That’s why Native American tribes have sued Washington state, which is making fixes to improve fish passage.

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Making Sure Salmon Can Cross (Under) The Roads In Washington

KUOW/EarthFix | Feb. 22, 2017

Thousands of road culverts block the way for endangered salmon. That’s why Native American tribes have sued Washington state, which is making fixes to improve fish passage.

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