Jes Burns is the Southern Oregon reporter for EarthFix, an environmental journalism collaboration led by Oregon Public Broadcasting in partnership with six other public media stations in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
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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The Forest Service has given its consent for exploratory mining on public land near Mount St. Helens.
Most birds in the United States have been protected under federal law. But now, to benefit the energy industry, the Trump administration has made a major change to how the law is enforced.
New research shows that old-growth forests can slow declines of nearby songbird populations.
The Environmental Protection Agency released rules a couple years back that increased protections for farmworkers. It’s up to states to adopt standards that are at least as protective.
Proposed rules designed to protect Oregon farmworkers from pesticide exposure has both farmers and worker advocates on edge.
Will President Trump shrink the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument?
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President Trump says he is significantly shrinking two national monuments in Utah. Two other monuments are on the chopping block as well – including Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.
Northwest recycling companies are scrambling to find markets for our paper and plastic as China cracks down on waste imports.
Despite all the wildfires of the past three decades, Northwest forests are still growing faster than they burn. That's not necessarily a good thing.
For the first time, scientists have found a deadly plant disease infecting fir trees in the Pacific Northwest.
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Crews working the Chetco Bar wildfire had more to consider than just the flames once it spread into a quarantine zone where a disease was devastating trees.
A group of backcountry volunteers are racing against a deadline to remove a derelict fence from the land. These old barbed wire fences are hazards to wildlife, a last vestige of ranching.