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The Fire, The Virus, The Violence: Australia And The Lessons Of Natural Disasters


Family violence increases in places that have been severely burned in bushfires, Australian research finds. The isolation and financial stress of COVID-19 appear to be exacerbating the problem.

Northwest Forest Threats Include Climate Change, Insects, Disease And Wildfire


Pacific Northwest forests face increased threats from severe wildfires, insects, disease and climate change, according to a new assessment released Wednesday by the U.S. Forest Service. 

Landowners Seek Court Order To Kill, Or At Least Stall, Jordan Cove Pipeline Project

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A group of landowners who may be forced to sell their land to the proposed Jordan Cove natural gas pipeline is asking a federal court to shut the project down.

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Federal Government Gives Up Grizzly Reintroduction In North Cascades

The federal government on Tuesday decided to scrap plans to reintroduce grizzly bears to the North Cascades ecosystem in Washington state.

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As Drought Grips Oregon, A Water Warning In Bend

Even with a mountain spring source, Bend warns of water shortage and irrigation districts push for emergency aid.  

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Court Rules Dakota Access Pipeline Must Be Emptied For Now

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to produce a full environmental review. Until then, oil must stop flowing through the controversial pipeline.

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How Did Oregonians Come To Own The State’s Beaches?

The state’s publicly owned beaches are a point of pride for many Oregonians. And we have one person to thank for that: Gov. Tom McCall.

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'Make The Climate A Priority Again,' Says Germany's Student Activist Neubauer

NPR sits down with Germany's prominent youth climate activist to discuss lessons from the coronavirus and next steps for the movement.

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Oregon Approves Permit Adding Renewable Diesel To Columbia River Transloading Facility

Global Partners, an ethanol transloading facility, has received final approval from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to transload renewable diesel in Clatskanie.

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Revived Mount Rushmore Fireworks Will Feature Trump But No Social Distancing

Environmental dangers, including wildfires and groundwater poisoning, ended the Rushmore pyrotechnics a decade ago. Now they're back, defying a pandemic and protests.

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West Coast Gears Up For Electric Big Rigs

Some of the first electric semis to hit the highways are being built at the Daimler Trucks North America headquarters in Portland. A new mandate from California aims to rev up production.

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Portland Declares A Climate Emergency

Hours after Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly revoked their support from the Interstate 5 Rose Quarter project, a controversial freeway widening project, the council voted to adopt a climate emergency.

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Water Crisis Returns To Warm Springs As Virus Cases Rise

Thousands of people are without safe tap water on the Warm Springs reservation, leading to concerns about hydration and sanitation just as cases of COVID-19 spike.

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