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Snowpack In The West Has Resisted Climate Change But That Won't Last Forever

For the last 35 years, the snowpack in the West’s mountains has resisted the impacts of global warming. But that could soon change, according to a new study out of Oregon State University.

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Democrats Announce Major Changes To US House Rules

Democratic leaders unveiled a new rules package that will be brought up for a vote on the first day of the new Congress. The rules govern how the U.S. House operates.

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Study: Northwest Salmon Not Immune To Ocean Acidification

Researchers in the Pacific Northwest have found that elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the ocean could have a profound effect on salmon. 

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OPB's Favorite Videos From 2018

On resilience and wonder: Replaying OPB's standout videos of 2018.

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Wildfire Smoke Continues To Disrupt Southern Oregon Economic Rhythms

The Rogue Valley didn’t directly experience any serious wildfires this year. But smoke from large wildfires burning hours away blew in and stayed for months — right at the peak of tourist season.

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Report: Climate Change Is Already Bringing Problems To Northwest — And It Will Get Worse

The Northwest is already seeing the effects of climate change, according to a new national climate assessment.

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Study: NW Forests Will Weather Climate Change Better Than Others In The West

A new paper predicts substantial vulnerability to drought and wildfire over the next three decades.

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Study: Replanting Trees After Wildfires May Not Be Necessary

 New research finds forest replanting doesn’t necessarily guarantee better tree survival.

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Tribes Drop Endangered Species Lawsuit In Klamath Basin

Klamath water interests are gearing up for a long-called-for reworking of roadmap for saving an endangered fish in a part of the arid Northwest where farmers need water for crop irrigation.

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Portlanders Pass Measure To Create Clean Energy Fund

Portland voters on Tuesday passed a gross receipts tax measure that will pay into a clean energy fund, which proponents say will help the city chip away at its clean energy goals.