Scientists Getting New Tools To Monitor The Northwest's Volcanoes


A new early warning system for the Northwest's volcanoes will equip geoscientists to get an earlier reading on eruptions and other geological activity.

Oregon Sells Bonds To Pay The Elliott State Forest’s Obligation To Schools


Oregon sold $100 million in bonds on Thursday to pay a portion of the Elliott State Forest’s obligation to raise money for schools.

Bird Advocates Question Raven-Killing Plans To Protect Sage Grouse

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Biologists say ravens in one part of Oregon are eating too many sage grouse eggs. But bird advocates are questioning plans to "lethally remove" ravens to help sage grouse numbers.

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Conflict To Collaboration: Central Oregon Irrigators Celebrate With Diverse Group

Delivering water in a pipe isn’t a radical idea. Unless you’re talking about modernizing irrigation in Central Oregon.

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All Evacuation Orders Lifted For Oregon's North Santiam Park Fire

All evacuation orders have been lifted in Marion and Linn Counties due to a fire burning near the North Santiam State Recreational Park Area off Highway 22.

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Oregon Lawmakers Consider New Bill To Regulate Diesel Pollution

Oregon lawmakers are considering another bill that aims to regulate diesel pollution by phasing out older, more polluting trucks.

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Offshore Drilling Ban Heads To Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's Desk

A bill to ban drilling off Oregon’s coast is headed to the desk of Gov. Kate Brown. The bill is a reaction to policies put in place by President Donald Trump.

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New Council Will Advise Gov. Kate Brown On Improving Oregon's Wildfire Response

Oregon's new Wildfire Response Council will make recommendations to the governor this fall on how the state can improve its approach to wildfire.

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Feds Investigate Oregon Company's African Rainforest Hardwood Products

U.S. immigration says it’s investigating whether hardwood products made by Oregon-based Roseburg were illegally harvested from African rainforests before reaching consumers in stores like Home Depot.

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Spring Whale Watch Week Begins Saturday On Oregon Coast

Spring Whale Watch Week spans March 23-31 with 24 sites up and down the Oregon coast staffed with knowledgeable volunteers.

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Big Crowd Turns Out In Portland For Youth Climate Action Rally

Portland students joined the worldwide demonstration Friday to call on leaders to do something about climate change.

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In Oregon, New Sage Grouse Plans Allow For Continued Grazing

The Trump administration lifts restrictions meant to protect sage grouse across the West. In Oregon grazing restrictions are being removed in 13 areas that provide habitat for the imperiled birds.

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Portland Students Prepare for Worldwide Climate Strike

Anywhere from a hundred to a few thousand students could gather outside of Portland's City Hall to protest climate change.


Last Visit: A Personal Tour Of Oregon's Iconic Nelson House


A final look at Oregon's most photographed homestead.

Learning To Live With Wildfire

The way we dealt with wildfire for much of the 20th century was mostly dead wrong. That, we've known for decades. So why do we keep getting it so wrong when it comes to living with wildfire?

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