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Trump Policy Reversal Raises Concerns For Northwest's National Parks

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 4, 2017 9:30 a.m.

Advocates are worried that Trump administration policy changes will damage the ability of national parks to deal with climate change.

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Smoke On The Water: Crater Lake Covered By Wildfire Cloud

Medford Mail Tribune | Aug. 5, 2017 1:33 p.m.

The nation’s deepest lake is obscured by smoke this morning as two wildfires burn on the west side of Crater Lake National Park.

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Man Survives 1,000-Foot Fall Into Crater Lake Caldera

Medford Mail Tribune | May 25, 2017 3:58 p.m. | Crater Lake National Park

Park rangers had to rappel roughly 600 feet into the caldera just to spot the man, McCabe said. His fall landed him about 100 feet from the lake.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Climate change

Alpine Pikas May Survive Climate Change – Depending On Where They Live

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 29, 2016 6:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Climate change has long been considered a threat to the small mammal. But new research shows the outlook for survival in some areas to be more positive.

Water | Recreation | Animals | Climate change | Flora and Fauna | Fish & Wildlife | Environment

Perfect Invaders: How Crayfish Are Threatening Crater Lake's Smallest Creatures

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 4, 2015 10:45 a.m. | Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

An invasive crayfish is thriving in Oregon's Crater Lake as the waters warm – putting the lake’s clarity and native creatures in jeopardy.   

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Composer To Create Music Inspired By Crater Lake

OPB | Aug. 26, 2015 12:30 p.m.

The Britt Music and Arts Festival has commissioned composer Michael Gordon to create a piece of music evoking Oregon's iconic national park.

NW Life | Land use | Environment | Oregon Field Guide

Celebrate Wilderness Photo Essay

OPB | Nov. 20, 2014 4 a.m.

A tour of northwest wilderness areas marks the 50th year of the Act that preserved them.

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The Deadly New Year's Day on Mt. Rainier

OPB | Sept. 25, 2012 12:45 p.m.

On New Year's Day 2012, a man drove into Mt. Rainier National Park and killed an on-duty ranger. Bruce Barcott's recent Outside Magazine article looks into the events of that day.