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How Salmon Sex Shapes Landscapes And Watersheds

NWPR/EarthFix | Oct. 20, 2017

It may have taken millions of years, but researchers have found that the way salmon reproduce has shaped our watersheds and landscapes.

Washington Residents Are Warned Their Recyclables Will End Up In Landfills

NWPR/EarthFix | Oct. 20, 2017

Washington recyclers are worried they could soon have no place to send discarded paper and plastics. China has decided the U.S. is letting food and garbage contaminate too much of its recyclables.

Oregon's New Air Pollution Rules Are Already Being Debated

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 19, 2017

Oregon is proposing new air pollution rules that would set limits on the total health risk a polluter can pose to its neighbors.

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Troubled By Flint Water Crisis, 11-Year-Old Girl Invents Lead-Detecting Device

NPR | Oct. 20, 2017 2:50 p.m.

The Colorado seventh-grader was unimpressed by the options her parents had to test water in their home. So she created a sensor-based device using chemically treated carbon nanotubes to do it faster.

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Do You Care If Your Fish Dinner Was Raised Humanely? Animal Advocates Say You Should

NPR | Oct. 20, 2017 10:59 a.m.

Concerns over animal welfare have led to changes in how livestock are raised in recent years. But seafood has been missing from the conversation. One group aims to change that.

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Deadly Plant Disease Confirmed For First Time In Pacific Northwest Fir Trees

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 19, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

For the first time, scientists have found a deadly plant disease infecting fir trees in the Pacific Northwest.

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Report: Pollution Kills 3 Times More than AIDS, TB And Malaria Combined

NPR | Oct. 19, 2017 3:30 p.m.

Researchers looked at the combined effects of air, water and soil pollution on global health to come up with an annual toll.

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GOP Lawmaker Gives New Life To Controversial Mining Proposal In Southwest Oregon

Statesman Journal | Oct. 19, 2017 12:57 p.m.

A controversial mining proposal in southwest Oregon could get a fresh life after a Utah lawmaker asked the Trump administration to reconsider a set of environmental rules.

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Springfield-Based Roseburg To Sell California Timberlands

The Register-Guard | Oct. 19, 2017 11:12 a.m.

Roseburg Forest Products has reached an agreement to sell 170,000 acres of Northern California timberlands to an Australian-based company.

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China Wants Nothing to Do With America's Trash

Marketplace | Oct. 18, 2017 12:45 p.m.

It will no longer import recycled scrap from the U.S. So what do we do with it?

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Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Chetco Bar Fire Area

OPB | Oct. 18, 2017 12:29 p.m.

A flash flood watch is in effect Thursday for the Chetco Bar Fire area, 16 miles west of Selma, Oregon.

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Vancouver Port Commissioner Race On Pace To Hit $1 Million

OPB | Oct. 18, 2017 noon

A race for a commissioner seat with the Port of Vancouver is proving to be one of the most expensive port races in recent history. So far, both candidates have raised just under $1 million.

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Invasive 'Devil Fish' Plague Mexico's Waters. Can't Beat 'Em? Eat 'Em

NPR | Oct. 18, 2017 8:45 a.m.

The armored catfish erodes shorelines and devastates marine plants, earning its nefarious nickname. So researchers, chefs and fishermen are trying to rebrand it by promoting its flavor and nutrition.

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Oregon Scientist Hunts For New Species In One Man’s Backyard

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 19, 2017

You don’t have to delve into the densest rain forest or the deepest ocean trench to discover new species. Chris Marshall finds them in the most familiar places.

Invasive 'Devil Fish' Plague Mexico's Waters. Can't Beat 'Em? Eat 'Em

NPR | Oct. 18, 2017

The armored catfish erodes shorelines and devastates marine plants, earning its nefarious nickname. So researchers, chefs and fishermen are trying to rebrand it by promoting its flavor and nutrition.

Southern Oregon Megafire May Help Suppress Devastating Tree Disease

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 17, 2017

Crews working the Chetco Bar wildfire had more to consider than just the flames once it spread into a quarantine zone where a disease was devastating trees.


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