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Leaky Dam Repairs WIll Temporarily Lower Bend's Mirror Pond

Pacific Power says refacing the century-old dam in steel will create a mud flat around Bend's central pond for two weeks.

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Tribes Drop Endangered Species Lawsuit In Klamath Basin

Klamath water interests are gearing up for a long-called-for reworking of roadmap for saving an endangered fish in a part of the arid Northwest where farmers need water for crop irrigation.

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Oregon Students Get Up Close And Personal With Intertidal Creatures

We follow a team of students from the University of Oregon's Institute of Marine Biology as they pry up rocks and wiggle into tight crevices in search of specimens for the Smithsonian Institution.

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Oregon Gov. Brown Plans Order To Block Drilling Off Coast

The order is a response to President Trump's pledge to open up offshore areas around the country. There's no evidence companies are interested in the Oregon coast.

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EPA Proposes Reducing Cleanup Plans At Portland Harbor Superfund Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to reduce the amount of cleanup required at the Portland Harbor Superfund Site based on new research on the toxicity of the pollution there.

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EPA Must Protect Salmon From Warming Waters, Judge Rules

A federal court ruled Wednesday that the Environmental Protection Agency must come up with a plan to protect salmon from warm water temperatures.

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Vancouver Unveils New Waterfront At Grand Opening

Thousands of people gathered Saturday on the shore of the Columbia River to celebrate the grand opening of the much-anticipated Vancouver Waterfront park.  

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More Staff, Funding Recommended In Response To Algal Toxin Water Crisis

The Oregon Legislature is considering allocating more than $1.2 million to better prepare state agencies for algal toxin contaminations in response to Salem's drinking water crisis this year.

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Yakima Valley Farmers Fight For The Future Of A Cascades Lake

Climate change is forcing us to rethink how we use lakes as water reservoirs. That's creating conflict between east-of-the-Cascades farmers and recreation-seekers from the urban westside.

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Oregon Now Has A Hypoxia Season, Just Like A Wildfire Season

Scientists say warming ocean temperatures mean Oregon's coastal waters now have a low-oxygen season, just as the state's forests have a fire season.