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Oregon And Washington Join Multi-State Lawsuit Over Federal Fuel Emissions Rollback

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Oregon and Washington have joined 26 states and cities in suing the Trump administration over a new rule that weakens emission standards for cars and trucks.

Umatilla County, Reservation Residents Receive More Than $3 Million In Flood Recovery

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Umatilla County residents and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation have received more than $3 million in disaster assistance funds.

How The Crisis Is Making Racial Inequality Worse

NPR

The COVID-19 crisis is more of a crisis in black communities.

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Oregon Scientists Develop A More Accurate Way To Date Past Earthquakes

Researchers offer a solution to a common problem that arises when using radiocarbon dating to determine the past activity of faults.

Environment | Recreation | local | News

Crews Rescue 2 Climbers On Mount Hood Memorial Day Weekend

Mountain rescue crews were busy this Memorial Day weekend after being dispatched twice to save stranded climbers on Mount Hood.

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Cherries Are Almost Here, But There Will Be Less Fruit Than Usual

While the world grapples with the spread of the novel coronavirus, cherry farmers in the Northwest face an outbreak of "little cherry disease" in their crops.

Environment | local | News

Portland Auditor Alleges Park Rangers Misused City Money On Wide-Brim Hat, Thai Food

Portland’s independent city auditor is calling into question purchases made by the city’s park rangers, including a $623 Thai food order and a $113 hat.

Environment | News | local | Recreation | Health | Land use

Most PNW National Forests Begin Restoring Access To Recreational Areas

Some U.S. National Forests will begin restoring access to developed recreation sites as early as Friday, May 22.

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Public Lands Managers Offer Advice On How To 'Recreate Responsibly' This Weekend

If you decide to go for a hike this weekend, be safe and responsible – that’s the message from state and federal officials. For other counties trying to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases in their borders, the message is: don’t come here.

Environment | Election

Tom Rivett-Carnac: How Can We Shift Our Mindset To Fight Climate Change Together?

It's easy to feel powerless against looming challenges we cannot control — like climate change. So what should we do? Political strategist Tom Rivett-Carnac says the power is in our mindset.

Environment | Election

Xiye Bastida: How Are Young People Making The Choice To Fight Climate Change?

For some youth, being part of the solution means focusing their entire lives on the climate crisis. For Xiye Bastida, a 17-year-old climate justice activist, there is no hope without action.

Environment | Arts

Oliver Jeffers: An Ode To Living On Earth

If you had to explain to a newborn what it means to live on Earth, at this time of crisis — what would you say? Writer, illustrator, and artist Oliver Jeffers gives his answer in a letter to his son.

Environment | Science

Hurricane Season Will Be Above Average, NOAA Warns

Federal forecasters expect 3 to 6 major hurricanes during the 2020 hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 1. Rising seas and a warmer climate make storms of all sizes more damaging.


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