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Crossing The Urban-Rural Divide: 8 Years Later

OPB | Oct. 26, 2016 3:02 p.m.

The kids profiled by Oregon Field Guide in 2009 for the special, “Crossing the Urban-Rural Divide” are now young adults participating in elections, gun control debates and civic issues across the state and the county.

local | Science | Land | Pacific Ocean | News | Land use | Education

OSU Creates Own Safety Panel To Oversee Construction In Tsunami Zone

OPB | Oct. 25, 2016 11:26 a.m. | Portland

Oregon State University has created a safety panel to oversee the construction of its new marine research center being built in the tsunami zone. But it’s made up of academics - not engineers.

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Owyhee Reservoir Irrigators Finally Get Full Allotment

Capital Press | Oct. 21, 2016 9:17 a.m.

A full water allotment for the fist time in four years has made a huge difference for farmers in Oregon and Idaho who depend on the Owyhee Reservoir to irrigate their crops.

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Wine Grape Harvest Underway In The Umpqua Valley

The Roseburg News Review | Oct. 9, 2016 11:50 a.m. | Roseburg, Oregon

Harvest is underway for wine grape growers in the Umpqua Valley, many of whom have been picking their grapes earlier than usual.

Environment | Land | local | Climate change

Retreat Or Fight? Erosion Chews Away Southwest Washington Coast

Northwest News Network | Sept. 28, 2016 9 a.m.

Most places threatened by erosion try to fight back. But the erosion at Southwest Washington's Washaway Beach is so rapid, the question now is to fight or retreat.

Environment | Land | Fish & Wildlife | Pacific Ocean

Scientists Try Trapping To Halt Puget Sound's European Crab Invasion

KCTS9/EarthFix | Sept. 26, 2016 6:45 a.m. | Friday Harbor, Washington

The detection of Puget Sound's first  invasive green crab prompts scientists to mount a counter attack. Now a second crab has been discovered about 30 miles away in Padilla Bay.

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'This Land Is Our Land' Update: First Witnesses

OPB | Sept. 14, 2016 7:24 p.m.

OPB's Conrad Wilson reports on the first witnesses to take the stand in the Malheur refuge trial: Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward and a man who was at the refuge on the day the armed protestors began their occupation.

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Tree-Planting Robots Could Save Northwest Forests

Crosscut | Sept. 14, 2016 1:30 p.m. | Seattle

A Seattle and Beaverton, Oregon-based startup is developing drones for planting and monitoring trees on a large scale. The company says it uses “precision forestry” to keep our lands green.

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New Report: Malheur County Has Significant Mining Potential

OPB | Sept. 14, 2016 11:37 a.m.

A new report from Oregon’s Department of Geology and Mineral Industries shows that an area that conservationists want to protect is rich in mining potential.

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'This Land Is Our Land': Pete Santilli Charges Dropped And Jury Selection

OPB | Sept. 6, 2016 8 p.m.

On the eve of the beginning of the Malheur trial, charges against one defendant were dropped. In this episode of "This Land Is Our Land," OPB looks at what happened and previews the jury selection process.