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Nature Time Improves Your Well-Being, Says OSU Study

OPB | April 21, 2017

Researchers at Oregon State University have found that people who spend time in nature feel greater life satisfaction.

What Fish Is Good For Me And The Planet? New Documentary Explores

NPR | April 24, 2017

In order to investigate how eating fish affects our health as well as the oceans, author and fisherman Paul Greenberg spent a year eating fish every day.

Wolf Hunting Still An Option Under New Oregon Plan

OPB/EarthFix | April 21, 2017

Oregon’s gray wolves are once again the center of attention for state wildlife officials.

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Thousands Hit The Streets For Portland's March For Science

OPB | April 22, 2017 5:21 p.m. | Portland

Thousands of people marched through downtown Portland Saturday to stand up for science. The event was one of many planned around the world as a response to cuts proposed by the Trump administration.

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Chew On This For Earth Day: How Our Diets Impact The Planet

NPR | April 24, 2017 1:48 p.m.

The foods we choose to put on our plates — or toss away – could have more of an ecological impact than many of us realize.

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China Moves To Increase Number Of Electric Vehicles On Its Roads

NPR | April 25, 2017 7:54 a.m.

By early next year, Beijing will require automakers in China to ensure that at least 8 percent of all vehicles they manufacture are electric.

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Early Numbers Suggest Oregon Bottle Redemption Rate Up Significantly

OPB | April 24, 2017 4:04 p.m.

Initial numbers show that bottle and can returns are up statewide after the deposit increased from a nickel to a dime on April 1.

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A New Approach To Helping Men Of Color Heal After A Violent Incident

NPR | April 24, 2017 2:30 p.m.

To figure out the best ways to help young black and Latino men heal, a nonprofit will train young men in New York City to conduct interviews with other young men of color.

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Clashes Over Grazing Land In Nigeria Threaten Nomadic Herding

NPR | April 24, 2017 1:25 p.m.

Nomadic herders who live across West Africa are having to travel further and further south for their cows to graze. Some are letting cows graze on cropland, leading to deadly conflicts with farmers.

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Oregon Officials Approve Solar Eclipse Gathering In Crook County

AP | April 23, 2017 8:49 a.m. | Prineville, Oregon

Central Oregon officials have lifted the attendance cap to 30,000 for a music and arts festival scheduled to coincide with a solar eclipse in August.

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An Opening For Trump In Deep Blue Oregon

NPR | April 23, 2017 7:36 a.m.

Donald Trump came within 600 votes of winning in Oregon's 4th congressional district, where the fading logging industry remains important. Democrats have represented the area for over 40 years.

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In A New 'Anti-Science' Era, Bill Nye 'Saves The World' With Same Optimism

NPR | April 22, 2017 3:27 p.m.

"The Science Guy" dons his lab coat and bow tie uniform yet again, this time, in a a new political context. In his new Netflix series, Nye tackles climate change deniers and beyond.

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Jordan Cove Donates Big To Squash Measure Opposing Oregon LNG Terminal

The Coos Bay World | April 21, 2017 2:51 p.m. | Coos County, Oregon

Opponents to a proposed ballot measure that threatens pipeline and liquid natural gas projects are funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars into Coos County to ensure that the ordinance fails.

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U.K. May Have 24 Hours Without Coal Power

NPR | April 21, 2017 2:50 p.m.

The country's National Grid announced Friday it was on its way to a full day without requiring its coal plants to produce power. Britain plans to eliminate the energy source by 2025.

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Oregon Drops Several Defenses In $1.4 Billion Timber Lawsuit

Capital Press | April 21, 2017 2:21 p.m.

Last year, Linn County filed a lawsuit accusing Oregon of violating contracts with 15 counties by reducing logging on about 650,000 acres of forestland the counties had donated to the state.


Looming Budget Cuts Put Scientists In Limbo

OPB/EarthFix | April 20, 2017

This weekend, thousands of scientists will take to the streets in cities across the country to celebrate and defend their work in the face of deep cuts proposed for federal funding.

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What Can Northwest States Do In Face Of Federal Rollbacks On Climate Policy?

OPB/EarthFix | March 24, 2017

As the Trump administration rolls back climate policy, Northwest states are taking a stand. What could they feasibly do?

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