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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.

Politics | Fish & Wildlife | Sustainability | Election | Environment | Animals | Election 2016

Oregon Measure Would Create United Front Against Animal Trafficking On West Coast

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 17, 2016 7:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Oregon voters will soon decide whether to ban the buying and selling of certain animal products.  The species covered under Measure 100 are being poached internationally at high rates.

Health | local | Transportation | Food | Sustainability

New Portland Audit Looks At Taxi Regulators In The Age Of Uber

OPB | Oct. 13, 2016 12:45 p.m. | Portland

The Portland Bureau of Transportation isn’t doing enough to monitor the quality of service offered by ride-for-hire companies, according to a new report by the City Auditor.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Pacific Ocean | Sustainability

White House Honors Oregon Man For Helping Make Fishing More Sustainable

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 7, 2016 6:50 a.m.

The White House is honoring Oregon trawl fisherman Brad Pettinger  for his environmental leadership.

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13-Car Train Derailment Prompts Hazmat Precautions In Eugene

The Register-Guard | Sept. 25, 2016 7:22 p.m.

Thirteen railcars, one of them containing a hazardous, flammable liquid, derailed on a Union Pacific train Sunday, prompting a partial evacuation, detouring traffic well into the night and stalling Amtrak train passengers.

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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.

Environment | Sustainability

Catio Tour Promotes Safe Backyard Habitat For Cats and Birds

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 13, 2016 10:01 a.m. | Portland

More than 1,200 people signed up for this year's tour of Portland's catios – enclosed outdoor patios that aim to protect both cats and backyard wildlife.

Energy | Environment | Renewable energy | Sustainability

Where Do Wind Turbines Go To Die?

Inside Energy | Sept. 9, 2016 3:16 p.m.

Wind turbines don't last forever. And when they come down, these giant structures can leave a lot of waste behind. The steel towers can be recycled, but the fiberglass blades typically end up in landfills.

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Idaho Leads The West In Per Capita Farm Income

Capital Press | Sept. 8, 2016 10:37 a.m.

Idaho lost a little ground in 2015 among the 11 Western states in the rankings for farm cash receipts and net farm income.

Environment | Sustainability

Eugene Company Encourages Environmentally Friendly Burial

KLCC | Aug. 19, 2016 2 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

More people are choosing alternative ways to spend the hereafter that include natural burial. A Eugene, Oregon, woman is on a mission to resurrect an old practice for dealing with the dead.