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Bull Run Quake Science

OPB | Feb. 18, 2016 midnight

New research aims to find out how destructive a Cascadia earthquake would be for Portland's water supply. 

Environment | Climate change | Land | Animals | Oregon Field Guide


OPB | Feb. 11, 2016 midnight

Pikas are the adorable masters of the high country. These potato-sized members of the rabbit family squeak like plush toys and live among the rocks and under deep blankets of snow on the highest cascade peaks. So why are thousands of them living just a few hundred feet above sea level in the Columbia River Gorge?

Environment | Land | Animals | Oregon Field Guide

Backyard Habitat

OPB | March 24, 2016 8:30 p.m.

Setting up backyard habitat sounds nice, but does it really make an ecological difference?

Sustainability | Agriculture | Water | Land | Environment | Oregon Field Guide

1 Million Plants In A Year

OPB | Feb. 25, 2016 8:30 p.m.

A bold project aims to plant 1 million trees and shrubs in a single year in urban and rural Oregon.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Oregon Field Guide

Swan Transplants

OPB | Feb. 18, 2016 8:30 p.m.

Biologists relocate young trumpeter swans from Alaska and Wyoming to boost populations in Oregon.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Oregon Field Guide

Monarchs And Milkweed

OPB | Feb. 11, 2016 8:30 p.m.

Oregonians help monarch butterflies with the one plant they need to survive: milkweed.

Environment | Recreation | Oregon Field Guide

Waterfall Hunters Surpass Goal Of 365 Waterfalls In A Year

OPB | Nov. 19, 2015 8:30 p.m.

A couple sets out to see 365 waterfalls in a year but instead finds 500.

Environment | NW Life | Water | Oregon Field Guide

Lost Lake Disappears Down 3 Holes Into Subterranean River

OPB | Nov. 12, 2015 8:30 p.m.

A lake in the Cascades has several holes in it that look and act like bathtub drains.  

Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Animals | Oregon Field Guide

Frogs Find Way To Live In Middle Of Southeast Oregon Desert

OPB | Oct. 29, 2015 8:30 p.m.

Columbia Spotted Frogs require full time water yet find a way to live in the desert.

Land use | Sustainability | local | Environment | Energy | Oregon Field Guide

Dam Removals

OPB | Oct. 22, 2015 midnight

In the past decade, several high-profile dam removals have happened in the Northwest.