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Protecting Steamboat's Cold Waters For Summer Steelhead

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 26, 2016

Steamboat Creek supports one of the last runs of wild summer steelhead in the Northwest.  Fishermen and conservationists want to keep it that way.

Washington State Faces Backlash On All Sides Over Wolf Killings

NWNews | Aug. 25, 2016

Wildlife managers in northeast Washington are removing a wolf pack known as the the Profanity Peak Pack following a number of cattle kills.

National Park Service Turns 100: Celebrate By Visiting A Park For Free

NWNews | Aug. 24, 2016

There will be free admission to all national parks from Thursday through Sunday to celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. President...

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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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Bend Wildlife Rehab Center Closes During ODFW Investigation

OPB | Aug. 24, 2016 2:02 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

The High Desert Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center voluntarily gave up its permit to care for wildlife after a visit from ODFW officials earlier this month.

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Ocean Salmon Fishing Season Comes To A Close

The Columbian | Aug. 28, 2016 10:54 a.m. | Ilwaco, Washington

Ocean salmon fishing off southern Washington and northern Oregon closed effective Sunday.

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Breaking The Rules: Visitors Misbehave As National Park Service Celebrates Centennial

AP | Aug. 28, 2016 9:20 a.m. | Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

From Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains to the Grand Canyon of Arizona, major parks are grappling with illegal camping, vandalism, theft of resources, wildlife harassment and other visitor misbehavior.

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Raging Wildfire Forces Evacuations In Central Washington

AP | Aug. 28, 2016 7:37 a.m. | Leavenworth, Washington

The State Fire Marshal's Office says in a statement late Saturday that the Chelan County blaze has burned about 400 acres and is growing.

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Protected Marine Area Near Hawaii Is Now Twice The Size Of Texas

NPR | Aug. 26, 2016 9:22 a.m.

The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument was created by President George W. Bush. Now President Obama is quadrupling it in size — making it the biggest marine reserve in the world.

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Volkswagen Has Tentative Deal To Compensate U.S. Dealers In Emissions Scandal

NPR | Aug. 26, 2016 6:40 a.m.

The negotiations follow VW's installation of software in its diesel vehicles that cheated on pollution tests. The dealers' sales plummeted on the news. VW will give them cash payments under the deal.

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Oregon Hunting And Fishing License Info May Have Been Hacked

Medford Mail Tribune | Aug. 25, 2016 5:30 p.m.

Oregon has suspended internet sales of hunting and fishing licenses indefinitely while it investigates an apparent security breach in the private vendor used to sell licenses online.

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Portland Public Schools Clear Gardens For Consumption

OPB | Aug. 25, 2016 5 p.m. | Portland

Discussions between Portland Public Schools and the Oregon Health Authority reverse the school district's earlier warning to avoid produce from gardens on school property.

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One Woman’s Quest To See All 59 National Parks

Crosscut | Aug. 25, 2016 4:10 p.m.

Fond childhood memories and a PBS documentary series inspire a woman to visit all 59 national parks by the time she turns 59.

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Authorized Wolf Killings Already Underway In Washington State

Northwest News Network | Aug. 25, 2016 2:45 p.m.

Since August 19, Washington state officials have been actively removing a wolf pack that roams the northeastern corner of the state.

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Crews Report Progress On Southern Oregon Wildfire

AP | Aug. 25, 2016 10:56 a.m. | Shady Cove, Oregon

A wildfire burning in southern Oregon is smaller than originally thought and crews have established a fire line around the entire blaze.


EPA Pushes Oregon To Toughen Lead Paint Contracting Rules

OPB | Aug. 23, 2016

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

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.

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.

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