Love 'em Or Hate 'em, Sea Lions Raise Concerns On The Columbia

OPB | April 26, 2015

A record number of sea lions in the Columbia River this spring has revived debate over the best way to manage these hulking pinnipeds.

Oregon Gray Wolves' Endangered Species Status Could Be Removed

OPB | April 24, 2015

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission launches the process that could lead to the removal of the gray wolf from the state's list of endangered species.

Oil Train Safety Legislation Passes In Washington

KUOW | April 24, 2015

Washington lawmakers approve a plan to tax oil that arrives by rail and requires more transparency from rail companies.

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5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Experts Debate Damage To Ecosystem

NPR | April 26, 2015 9:23 p.m.

An effort is underway to figure out how the BP oil spill harmed the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. The damage may not be as dire as feared, but researchers say it's too soon to know the long-term impacts.

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Redistribute California's Water? Not Without A Fight

NPR | April 26, 2015 8:49 p.m.

What's a fair way to divide up California's scarce water? The current system relies heavily on history: Some farmers will get water, others won't, simply based on when their land was first irrigated.

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Beyond Almonds: A Rogue's Gallery of Guzzlers In California's Drought

NPR | April 26, 2015 12:14 p.m.

California is parched. Wells are running dry. Vegetable fields have been left fallow and lawns are dying. Who can we blame? From almonds to politicians to cheap water, here are seven candidates.

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Invasive Mussels Found On Boat Hauled To Oregon From Ohio

AP | April 26, 2015 11:59 a.m.

Oregon wildlife official say they've found a boat being hauled from Ohio infested with invasive mussels.

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Oregon's Logging Debate Gets A Reset With Latest Plan For Public Forests

OPB | April 24, 2015 2:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A federal lands agency releases several versions of its latest plan for opening up logging on some of Oregon's public forestland.

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Scientists Discover Massive New Magma Chamber Under Yellowstone

NPR | April 24, 2015 2:14 p.m.

The newly discovered chamber is 4.5 times larger than the shallow reservoir already known and it contains enough partially molten rock to fill the Grand Canyon 11 times.

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3 Idaho Quakes Rattle Residents From Washington To Montana

AP | April 24, 2015 11:30 a.m.

Three earthquakes up to magnitude-4.2 and nearly a half-dozen aftershocks have jolted northern Idaho, with residents from Washington state to Montana saying they felt the tremors.

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6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits British Columbia, No Damage

AP | April 24, 2015 10:35 a.m.

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck British Columbia's north coast Friday. No damage or injuries have been reported.

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US Rep. Newhouse Proposes Ending Protection For Wolves

AP | April 24, 2015 10:03 a.m.

Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse has introduced a bill to remove the gray wolf from Endangered Species Act protections in Washington, Oregon and Utah.

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Why Don't Ants Need A Leader?

NPR | April 24, 2015 6:49 a.m.

The world's largest ant colony stretches over 3,700 miles. It succeeds, biologist Deborah Gordon says, because no one is in charge. They communicate with algorithmic patterns to survive and thrive.


Special Report: Inside The Box

Special Report: Inside The Box | Jan. 12, 2015

Aging portable classrooms burden the grid, frustrate teachers and administrators and compromise student health.

What A Waste: A Special Report

Why We Have To Stop Throwing Food Away

What A Waste: A Special Report | April 16, 2015

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