How a public institute in Oregon became a de facto lobbying arm of the timber industry
Internal emails show a tax-funded agency created to educate people about forestry has acted as a public-relations agency and lobbying arm for Oregon's timber industry, in some cases skirting legal constraints that forbid it from doing so.
Good News For Sea Otter Fans: A Cost-benefit Analysis Encourages Oregon Return
A study of sea otter restoration in British Columbia is giving encouragement to a group that wants to bring sea otters back to the Oregon Coast.
Big money bought Oregon’s forests. Small timber communities are paying the price.
Wall Street investment funds took control of Oregon’s private forests. Now, wealthy timber corporations reap the benefits of tax cuts that have cost rural counties billions.
No Sign Of Compromise As Oregon Republican Boycott Grows
Oregon Republican representatives walked away from the Capitol a day after GOP state senators took the same step.
With Oregon Republicans Ready To Walk Out, Gov. Brown Tries To Bargain
GOP state senators could flee the Capitol next week to block a climate bill. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has been trying to keep them in the building.
Columbia Riverkeeper Wants SEC To Investigate Kalama Methanol Project
A conservation group is pushing the federal government to investigate a proposed methanol plant in Kalama, Washington.
Oregon's EV Rebate Program Running Again For Lower-Income Car Buyers
Oregon will begin processing Charge Ahead rebate applications from lower income Oregonian drivers who purchase an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.
There's More To Coffee Than Just The Bean. Meet The Coffee Fruit.
American's coffee obsession relies on just one part of the coffee plant: the seed. More often than not, the edible fruit surrounding the pit is thrown away. A Bend cafe has found new uses for all that food waste.
Sifting sands: Volunteers take on microplastics at Oregon Coast
How do you clean all the sand on a beach? A group of volunteers didn’t do it grain by grain, but took on the task screen by screen.
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