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This Washington Fire District Will Use Goats To Reduce Fire Risks

Homes in one Central Washington city may be a little better protected from wildfires this season, thanks to a herd of goats.

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Willapa Bay Oyster Farmers Struggle As Shrimp Population Booms

The booming population of a native species of Northwest shrimp threatens the oyster beds of Washington's Willapa Bay and a coastal way of life.

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Oregon Restricts Solar Development On Prime Farmland

The Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission has approved new rules that restrict commercial solar development on millions of acres of high-value farmland across the state.

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Portland City Council Approves Funding For Superfund Cleanup Plans

A hundred years of industry polluted the Portland Harbor. Now, finally, city leaders reached an agreement to fund plans to clean it.

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Oregon's Oldest Large Wind Farm Could Get Tech Upgrade

Oregon’s oldest wind farm could soon be getting an upgrade. New technology could help the wind farm in Eastern Oregon work more efficiently.

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Seafood Without The Sea: Will Lab-Grown Fish Hook Consumers?

The seafood industry has some well-publicized problems: from overfishing to contaminants that make their way into fish. Now, a handful of startups aim to offer a "clean" alternative grown from cells.

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The Willamette River's Struggling Fish Are Raising Environmentalists' Concerns

Steelhead and salmon struggle to survive the Willamette River Basin's high dams and slackwater reservoirs. Saving them is no easy task.

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Increased Protections Sought For Coho Salmon In Oregon Coastal Rivers

Twenty environmental groups are calling on Oregon to protect imperiled coho salmon with more restrictions on logging and roadbuilding in coastal forests.

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NW’s Largest E-Recycling Business Was A Fraud, Rules Federal Judge

The owners of Total Reclaim promoted themselves as responsible recyclers. A federal investigation found otherwise. 

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Washington Utility Eager To Branch Into Hydrogen Fuel Production

It would be the first of a group of power companies in the Pacific Northwest to use their dams to make "renewable hydrogen."