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Meet Oregon's New Invasive Species: The 'Asian Jumping Worm'

OPB | Aug. 22, 2016

Don't be fooled by their enthusiastic behavior — the invasive "Asian jumping worm" poses a serious threat to Oregon's natural ecosystem.

Fungal Disease Grows Among Douglas Fir Trees On Oregon Coast

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 19, 2016

A new survey finds a growing number of Douglas fir trees in the Oregon Coast Range have been infected over the past decade with the fungal disease known as Swiss needle cast.

Washington State To Resume Wolf Killings After Additional Calf Attacks

AP | Aug. 22, 2016

State officials will resume efforts to kill the remaining members of a wolf pack in northeastern Washington after finding two calf carcasses and an injured calf.

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Audit: Large Wildfire Seasons Take Toll On Oregon's Forestry Department

Northwest News Network | Aug. 23, 2016 5:43 p.m.

Three consecutive summers of severe wildfires have stretched the resources of the state's agency dedicated to forest management.

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Lawyers For Oso Slide Victims Allege Evidence Fraud

Northwest News Network | Aug. 23, 2016 5:25 p.m.

Lawyers for victims of the deadly 2014 Oso landslide say the state of Washington has engaged in a "shocking" cover-up to hide evidence.

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President Obama Tours Flood Destruction In Louisiana

NPR | Aug. 23, 2016 4:34 p.m.

Obama will visit a neighborhood in Baton Rouge more than a week after flooding hit southeastern Louisiana, killing at least 13 people and damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes.

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EPA Pushes Oregon To Toughen Lead Paint Contracting Rules

OPB | Aug. 23, 2016 3:23 p.m. | Portland

The EPA wants Oregon to fix rules that limit penalties against contractors working on lead paint-era homes without a license.

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Inslee Blames Climate Change For Washington's Sudden And Severe Fires

Northwest News Network | Aug. 23, 2016 3:11 p.m.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday declared a state of emergency in 20 counties mostly on the dry side of the Cascades, an area vulnerable to wildfire.

Environment | Science | Nation

Flooding In Louisiana Raises Questions About Timing, Urgency Of Warnings

NPR | Aug. 22, 2016 5:39 p.m.

More than a dozen people have died and tens of thousands of homes have been damaged by floodwaters. Local authorities and residents wonder if something more could have been done to lessen the toll.

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Eastern Oregon Wildfire Spreads To Nearly 80 Square Miles

AP | Aug. 22, 2016 1:07 p.m.

A wildfire spotted Sunday afternoon in Eastern Oregon has quickly become the state's largest active blaze.

Environment | Nation

South Florida's Seminole Cowboys: Cattle Is 'In Our DNA'

NPR | Aug. 22, 2016 9:42 a.m.

Florida, with its lush grasslands, ranks tenth in the nation for its beef cattle herds — nearly 2 million head. And the Seminole Tribe of Florida is a major player in the cattle industry.

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Arson Suspected In At Least 14 Central Oregon Wildfires

AP | Aug. 22, 2016 7:58 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

State authorities and forest officials say at least 14 wildfires that have erupted across central Oregon over the last three weeks are believed to have been intentionally started.

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Louisiana Takes Stock Of The Damage After Devastating Flooding

NPR | Aug. 21, 2016 1:29 p.m.

The state is entering recovery mode after the flooding killed 13 people and damaged at least 60,000 homes across 20 parishes. It's expected to take months and the governor says the state needs help.


Montana Officials Close Yellowstone River To Fight Fish-Killing Parasite

NPR | Aug. 19, 2016

An extraordinary effort to limit a widespread fish kill comes a week before the centennial celebration of the National Park Service.

Threatened By Rising Seas, Alaska Village Decides To Relocate

NPR | Aug. 18, 2016

Rising sea levels have eroded an Inupiat Eskimo village for decades. Now, Shishmaref has voted to move their community. One resident told NPR that it's a matter of protecting their unique community.

Door-To-Door Interns Promote Recycling By Apartment Dwellers

KCTS9/EarthFix | Aug. 04, 2016

Waste Management interns are canvassing neighborhoods in Puget Sound in an attempt to improve falling recycling rates.

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