Jes Burns is the Southern Oregon reporter for OPB's Science & Environment unit.
She previously worked for the NPR affiliate KLCC in Eugene as a reporter and the local "All Things Considered" host. Jes has also worked as an editor and producer for Free Speech Radio News and has produced reports as a freelance producer for NPR, Sirius Radio's "OutQ News" and "The Takeaway."
Jes has a degree in English literature from Duke University and a master's degree from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communications.
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Oregon environmental regulators delivered a blow to the Jordan Cove energy export project on Oregon's south coast, saying the liquefied natural gas project doesn't meet water quality standards.
Environment | local | News | Climate change | Energy
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission estimates that Jordan Cove would account for more than 4% of the state’s total allowed greenhouse gas under Oregon's 2020 emission reduction goals.
Science | NW Life | Communities | local | Pacific Ocean | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Land | Water | Energy
The Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas terminal and the local port's channel widening projects are both working their way through the permitting process.
With fishery limits now set, attention turns to rebuilding "overfished" salmon runs and protecting Southern Resident orcas.
Science | Environment | Land | Forestry
The new system is being adopted by a limited number of fire agencies and national forests in time for fire season.
Renewable energy | Land use | Communities | News | Environment | local | Land | Water | Energy
If approved and built, the Swan Lake North pumped hydro storage project in southern Oregon would be the largest energy storage project in the Pacific Northwest.
Environment | Communities | Climate change | Pacific Ocean | News | Fish & Wildlife | local | Water
Northwest chinook salmon fisheries may eventually be adjusted to ensure there’s enough fish in the ocean for endangered orcas.
Flora and Fauna | Land use | Communities | local | Climate change | News | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Water
Congress gave final approval to a wide-reaching natural resource bill that extends more public lands protections in the Pacific Northwest.
Environment | News | Water | local
The Northwest has seen plenty of snow and cold temperatures these last few weeks. But forecasters say some areas this summer could still face droughts.
Environment | local | News | Fish & Wildlife
Oregon’s Borax Lake chub has been protected since the early 1980s, when geothermal energy exploration threatened to disrupt the hot springs that supply the only lake where it lives.
State moves forward with Oregon State University to find new ownership of the Elliott State Forest near the south coast.