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Can 'Moneyball' Fix How The West Manages Wildfire?

OPB/EarthFix

The U.S. Forest Service and others have been saying for decades that we need to allow more wildfire on the landscape. But so far, we haven't practiced what we preach.

'Buzz' Offers An Adoration For Bees Amid Continued Die-Offs

NPR

The severity of the enormous reduction in bee numbers over the past decade is at the heart of a new book by conservation biologist Thor Hanson, whose appreciation for the pollinators shines through.

How Can We Make Plastic That's Easier To Recycle?

NPR

Plastic waste that could be recycled ends up in the oceans and in landfills — and there are some plastics that can't be recycled at all.

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Fire Near The Dalles Burns Structures, Forces Evacuations Of 22 Homes

A fire east of The Dalles, Oregon, forced immediate evacuations of an estimated 22 households Tuesday night.

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Wooden High-Rise Project In Downtown Portland On Hold

Plans for a wooden high-rise in downtown Portland are no more.  

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Threatened Silverspot Butterflies Return Home To A Coastal Oregon Mountain

Silverspot butterflies were extinct on Saddle Mountain. Now they're back, but will they thrive?

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Massive Iceberg Looms Over A Village In Greenland

The giant mountain of ice towers is threatening a tiny village, causing authorities to evacuate residents.

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Kilauea 'Lava Bomb' Hits Tour Boat; Explosion Injures 23

A basketball-sized lava bomb slammed through the roof of a tour boat near an active fissure of the Hawaiian volcano early Monday morning, showering the vessel with debris.

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Rising Seas Could Cause Problems For Internet Infrastructure

The Internet relies on a network of cables, many buried underground along U.S. coastlines. A new analysis finds sea level rise could put thousands of miles of cable underwater in the next 15 years.

Science | Environment | Health

Heat Making You Lethargic? Research Shows It Can Slow Your Brain, Too

Hot weather can influence cognitive performance, according to new research. Young adults living in non-air-conditioned dorms during a heat wave performed worse on math and attention tests.

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Klamathon Fire Nears End As Lightning Starts New Fires

Summer lightning returned to the skies over Southern Oregon and Northern California on Sunday, just as Klamathon Fire managers were preparing to declare that fire 100 percent contained.

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Silver Creek Fire 25 Percent Contained

The Silver Creek Fire is estimated at 27 acres and is 25 percent contained as of Sunday morning.

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Glare From Pendleton Solar Farm Draws Complaints From Area Drivers

Pendleton-area drivers are saying early morning sunshine reflecting off solar panels is temporarily blinding them on their way into town.

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Self-Driving Bikes: The Next Transit Revolution?

KCTS 9

What does your future commute look like? Will you be taking a self-driving car, a solo-wheel, the hyperloop? What about a self-driving bike?

Scientists Study ‘Singing Fish’ For Ways To Improve Human Hearing

OPB/EarthFix

Researchers in Washington are studying a fish that nests under rocks and sings at night to attract its mates. They say the ears of these singing fish could teach us how to improve our own hearing.

Seattle Hikers May Be Trampling On Tribal Treaty Rights

KUOW/EarthFix

Hikers are feeling squeezed by the newfound congestion on Washington trails — but so are the tribes with treaty rights to hunt and gather.


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