The Northwest Juniper Lumber Industry Is Poised For A Healthy Bump

OPB/EarthFix

Western juniper has been relegated to firewood, furniture, raised garden beds and the occasional rural fence post. That’s about to change.

Cougar Attack Leaves 1 Dead, Another Injured In Washington

AP

One man was killed and another was seriously injured when they encountered a cougar Saturday while mountain biking in Washington state.

How Dangerous Are The Northwest’s Volcanoes?

OPB

The Pacific Northwest is home to a number of active volcanoes. How dangerous are they?

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Eat. Pray. Truck. How A Northwest Tribe Brings Salmon Home

Strangely, perhaps, Chinook salmon's epic journey from mid-Pacific Ocean to a Puyallup fishing net begins with a sloshing tanker truck.

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Eagle Creek Fire Perpetrator Ordered To Pay $36.6 Million

The judge in the Eagle Creek Fire case has ordered the 15-year-old boy who admitted starting the blaze to pay $36.6 million in restitution.

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Several More Lakes, Trails Reopen After Eagle Creek Fire

Several trails and lakes have reopened to the public — including Starvation Creek State Park, Mount Defiance trail and Warren Lake — but officials encourage caution.

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My House Could Help Portland Meet Its Climate Goals, But It'll Cost Me

Portland's new home energy score mandate could cut the city’s carbon footprint. But its success depends on homeowners like me.

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Restitution Could Top $36 Million For Teen Who Ignited Eagle Creek Fire

The 15-year-old boy who pleaded guilty to igniting the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge last September could be required to pay more than $36 million in restitution to 11 parties as a result of fire damage.

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Environmental Group Sues Medford Over Wastewater Treatment Pollution In Rogue River

Environmentalists and fishermen say algae growth downstream are hurting invertebrates young salmon rely on.

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Senators Look To Expand Thinning Work In National Forests

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, and Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, would extend the Forest Service’s expiring Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program.

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Oregon To Replace 450 Old Diesel School Buses

The state of Oregon will pay to replace 450 old diesel school buses using some of the $72.9 million dollars it expects to receive through the Volkswagen emissions cheating court settlement.

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OSU Scientists Say They've Created A New Sunscreen Out Of Plant Waste

Whilst looking at the waste product of the meadowfoam plant, scientists at Oregon State University think they’ve found a potential new sunscreen.

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This Orca Was Stolen From Puget Sound. The Lummi Nation Want Her Back

In the 1960s and '70s, catchers captured nearly 50 orcas from Puget Sound. Only one is still alive and the Lummi Nation want her back.

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My House Could Help Portland Meet Its Climate Goals, But It'll Cost Me

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Portland's new home energy score mandate could cut the city’s carbon footprint. But its success depends on homeowners like me.

The Refillable Beer Bottle Is Making A Comeback In Oregon

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In July, seven Oregon craft breweries will start selling beer in reusable glass bottles in the country’s first statewide refillable beer bottle program.

Study: Wildfires Burn More Severely On Private Timber Plantations Than Public Forests

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New research sheds light on what drives fire severity in the Pacific Northwest.


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