OPB | Sept. 10, 2013 2:48 p.m.
Small businesses affected by this summer's wildfires in Southwest Oregon could be eligible for low-interest federal disaster loans.
AP | Aug. 09, 2013 10:58 a.m.
Firefighters and rainfall have blunted a grass fire threatening the town of John Day.
OPB | July 25, 2013 2:58 p.m.
Fire crews are continuing to battle a number of wildfires throughout the region.
OPB | July 24, 2013 2:03 p.m.
A new assessment of the Sunnyside Turnoff Fire which is burning outside the town of Warm Springs shows that fire has scorched more than 45,000 acres. That's more than double previous estimates.
Ecotrope | Feb. 14, 2013 10:16 a.m.
Ecotrope | Feb. 11, 2013 9:09 a.m.
More than 40 Oregon conservation groups announced their legislative priorities today.
Ecotrope | Feb. 05, 2013 12:51 a.m.
Ecotrope | Dec. 23, 2012 9:19 a.m.
As the last days of 2012 draw to a close, I'm going to be posting a series of stories about people who are finding innovative solutions to environmental problems. These folks are thinking outside the box, taking risks and trying to make the world around them greener in new and unusual ways.
Ecotrope | Aug. 16, 2012 9:44 a.m.
Yesterday, specialty seed growers filed suit against the state of Oregon for allowing the planting of canola on 1.7 million acres of ag land in the Willamette Valley. As the Statesman-Journal reports, farmers are worried about the potential of genetically modified canola cross-pollinating with valuable crops like broccoli or rutabaga.
Ecotrope | Aug. 14, 2012 9:05 a.m.
Wastewater treatment plants that generate energy are not new. In Oregon, there are at least 24 sewage treatment plants that generate electricity by burning methane, a product of sludge-digesting bacteria.