Can 'Moneyball' Fix How The West Manages Wildfire?

OPB/EarthFix

The U.S. Forest Service and others have been saying for decades that we need to allow more wildfire on the landscape. But so far, we haven't practiced what we preach.

'Buzz' Offers An Adoration For Bees Amid Continued Die-Offs

NPR

The severity of the enormous reduction in bee numbers over the past decade is at the heart of a new book by conservation biologist Thor Hanson, whose appreciation for the pollinators shines through.

How Can We Make Plastic That's Easier To Recycle?

NPR

Plastic waste that could be recycled ends up in the oceans and in landfills — and there are some plastics that can't be recycled at all.

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Klamathon Fire Nears End As Lightning Starts New Fires

Summer lightning returned to the skies over Southern Oregon and Northern California on Sunday, just as Klamathon Fire managers were preparing to declare that fire 100 percent contained.

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Lawmakers Set Sights On Changes To Endangered Species Act

Members of the House Western Caucus announce legislation they say will "modernize" a seminal environmental law.

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Self-Driving Bikes: The Next Transit Revolution?

What does your future commute look like? Will you be taking a self-driving car, a solo-wheel, the hyperloop? What about a self-driving bike?

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Oregon Company Fined For Numerous Asbestos Safety Violations

Oregon regulators have fined a Washington County company for violating asbestos rules more than 100 times.

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Crews Turn The Corner On The Klamathon Fire

For the first time since the fire began on July 5, residents are being allowed back into Hornbrook, in Siskiyou County, which sustained heavy damage during the fire’s first day.

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Are Northwest Lakes Safe To Swim In?

Jackson Ludwig loves lakes. In 2003, Ludwig had a summer job as a Green Lake lifeguard, and the lake closed because of a toxic algae bloom. 

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Crews Gain On Klamathon Fire; Some Evacuations Downgraded

Fire managers have expressed cautious optimism that they will be able to continue making progress against the Klamathon fire in the coming days.

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Scientists Study ‘Singing Fish’ For Ways To Improve Human Hearing

Researchers in Washington are studying a fish that nests under rocks and sings at night to attract its mates. They say the ears of these singing fish could teach us how to improve our own hearing.

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Plan To Fund Clean Energy With Portland Business Tax Likely For Ballot

Backers of an initiative to fund clean energy projects in Portland with a new business tax say it will be on the ballot in November.

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Air Quality Report Says Portland Middle School Should 'Limit' Outdoor Activities

A report finds significant air quality problems at a middle school building slated to open this fall in North Portland.

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Self-Driving Bikes: The Next Transit Revolution?

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What does your future commute look like? Will you be taking a self-driving car, a solo-wheel, the hyperloop? What about a self-driving bike?

Scientists Study ‘Singing Fish’ For Ways To Improve Human Hearing

OPB/EarthFix

Researchers in Washington are studying a fish that nests under rocks and sings at night to attract its mates. They say the ears of these singing fish could teach us how to improve our own hearing.

Seattle Hikers May Be Trampling On Tribal Treaty Rights

KUOW/EarthFix

Hikers are feeling squeezed by the newfound congestion on Washington trails — but so are the tribes with treaty rights to hunt and gather.


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