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Invasive Species Add Up To Big Losses For Washington

KUOW/EarthFix | Jan. 17, 2017 5:45 p.m. | Seattle

A new study finds invasive species could cost the state of Washington $1.3 billion a year if left unchecked.

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What's In Store For Public Lands Under President Trump?

Northwest News Network | Jan. 16, 2017 10:45 a.m.

Donald Trump will be sworn in as the nation's 45th president on Friday. One issue rural America is looking for answers on during this transition of power is public lands.

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After Pushback, Oregon Scraps Report Linking Private Forests To Water Quality Risks

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 6, 2017 12:24 a.m. | Portland

Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality wrote a report that identified logging as a contributor to known risks for drinking water quality in communities up and down the Oregon coast. But the report has never been published.  

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Oregon’s Updated Streamside Logging Rules Get A Chilly Response

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 26, 2016 5 a.m. | Brookings, Oregon

Oregon once led the nation in stream protections, but not anymore.  And new rules proposed by the Board of Forestry won't change that any time soon.

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Judge Halts Logging On State Forest In Oregon

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 20, 2016 12:45 p.m.

A federal judge in Eugene has ordered a pair of Oregon timber companies not to log on a state forest near the south coast.

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The Best Of EarthFix 2016

EarthFix | Dec. 18, 2016 1:51 p.m.

From an international investigation into electronic waste to a study of the U.S. military's environmental legacy in the Northwest, here is the best reporting from EarthFix in 2016.

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Oregon Coastal Coho Salmon Could Be Stable Again In 10 Years: Feds

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 14, 2016 5 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Oregon coastal coho populations are in better shape than most endangered salmon runs on the West Coast.

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Oregon Governor Calls For A 'Plan B' For The Elliott State Forest

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 13, 2016 3:31 p.m.

At a meeting of the Oregon State Land Board Tuesday, Gov. Kate Brown called for using state bonding authority in a new proposal for managing the Elliott State Forest.

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Elliott State Forest Sale Looms Large For Land Board

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 12, 2016 8:45 p.m. | Coos Bay, Oregon

Oregon is offering the land for a flat $220 million, but is requiring the purchaser to guarantee public access and some environmental protections.

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Eastern Washington Rep. McMorris Rodgers Emerges As Trump's Interior Choice

EarthFix | Dec. 9, 2016 11:53 a.m.

Eastern Washington lawmaker Cathy McMorris Rodgers is emerging as President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead natural resources policy as interior secretary.