OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 15, 2017
The last person who found Franklin's bumblebee in the field isn’t giving up on the bee. He still makes an annual pilgrimage to Mount Ashland in hopes it will make an appearance once again.
NWPR/EarthFix | Aug. 15, 2017
Mosquitoes can carry dangerous diseases — like the West Nile virus. Turns out, the mosquito-transmitted virus is deadly for one of the West’s most iconic birds: the sage grouse.
KUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 15, 2017
Humans like their yogurt and new research indicates the trees that clean up toxic waste stand to benefit from probiotics too.
News | Environment | local | Fish & Wildlife | NationOPB/EarthFix | Aug. 7, 2017 4:38 p.m. | Oregon City, Oregon
Oregon officials say Willamette River steelhead are on the verge of extinction because they’re getting eaten by sea lions at Willamette Falls.
News | Environment | localOPB | Aug. 20, 2017 11:45 a.m.
Approximately 300 homes are under a level 3 evacuation notice as Gov. Kate Brown declares the Chetco Bar Fire a conflagration.
About a dozen researchers from Oregon State University and elsewhere want to make Monday’s total solar eclipse a once-in-a-lifetime experience in more ways than one.
Many vendors and staff in Madras were expecting crowds of 25,000 people, but only a fraction of that number were there on Friday and Saturday.
Environment | World | ScienceNPR | Aug. 20, 2017 4:59 a.m.
Farmers are starting to grow new crops in winter, when their fields usually lie fallow. Meanwhile, air pollution, which contributes to climate change, is weakening India's solar energy production.
News | Environment | localStatesman Journal | Aug. 19, 2017 11:03 a.m. | Sisters, Oregon
The fire, named for a hiking trail near where it started, has shut down nearby highways, prompted evacuations and put a damper on eclipse celebrations.
News | Environment | localAP | Aug. 18, 2017 5:04 p.m. | Portland
Residents of more than 400 homes in a prime eclipse-viewing location in Oregon were ordered to evacuate Friday because of a rapidly growing wildfire that had already closed access to a portion of a wilderness area and a regional highway.
Food | Environment | Business | NationNPR | Aug. 18, 2017 1:57 p.m.
The move reverses an Obama-era policy put in place to encourage national parks to end the sale of bottled water. The aim was to cut back on plastic litter.
Fresh herbs are some of the most perishable items in the produce section. And yet, shoppers are forced to buy amounts that are bound to go wasted at home.
Environment | Science | NationNPR | Aug. 17, 2017 3:06 p.m.
Wildfires are still burning in western Greenland, close to the Arctic island's ice sheet. As the fires burn, they release black particles that can coat the ice and snow, and make it melt more quickly.