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Groups Sue Army Corps For Failing To Protect Salmon In Willamette Watershed

The groups say the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and National Marine Fisheries Service have failed to take required steps to improve conditions for the threatened fish.

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Another Drought Year Promises To Test Klamath Basin

With a drought on the horizon, the Klamath Basin prepares for the worst.

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At 'People's Hearing,' Opponents Vow To Fight Offshore Drilling Plan

Elected officials in Washington state say they’ll fight the Trump administration’s proposal to expand offshore oil and gas drilling. The plan could open up waters off the coasts of Washington and Oregon.

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Phase Out Of Atlantic Salmon Farming In Puget Sound Headed To Governor's Desk

The bipartisan measure came in reaction to a major escape of non-native salmon into Puget Sound last August from the collapse of a Cooke Aquaculture net pen off Cypress Island.

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Recent Oregon Storms Bring Improvement To Snowpack, Water Supply

A recent assault of cold weather and snow brought major improvement to Oregon's snowpack and water supply after earlier concerns about drought.

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Oregon DEQ Finds 40 Different Chemicals In North Coast Groundwater Wells

Nearly 40 different contaminants, including nitrates, pesticides, metals and bacteria, have been detected in well water on Oregon’s north coast.

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Yakama Nation Sues For Cleanup Cost At Portland Harbor Superfund

Oral arguments in a federal lawsuit filed against 30 private companies and government entities for cleanup costs associated with pollution at the Portland Harbor Superfund site are expected to start in April.

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Low Snowfall Creates Bleak Water Supply Outlook For Oregon

Oregon farms are looking at a bleak water supply forecast for summer as winter snowpack continues to lag behind average.

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Coast Guard Air Patrols Keep Tabs On Crabbing Boats Off PNW Coast

As crabbers crowd the mouth of the Columbia River and jockey for their catch, the Coast Guard soars above, ensuring some order to the fray.

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Washington Terminates Lease For Atlantic Salmon Farm In Puget Sound

The Washington state Department of Natural Resources Saturday terminated the lease for Cooke Aquaculture's Cypress Island fish farm near Anacortes.