Dozens of local activists assailed Lane County's commissioners, accusing county officials of pulling an initiative to ban aerial herbicide spraying off next May's election ballot.
New research shows that old-growth forests can slow declines of nearby songbird populations.
Water | Renewable energy | Energy | Forestry | Environment | Land use | Air | Sustainability | Nation | Communities | News | Fish & Wildlife | Climate change | Economy | Transportation | Pacific Ocean | Land | 2017: The Year In Review
From Paris to the White House to the wildlands of the Pacific Northwest, the environment was big news in 2017.
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.