For Farmworkers' Kids, Country Air Means Dust, Pesticides And Asthma

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The children of the people who grow our food are especially vulnerable to severe asthma attacks. Now, researchers are trying a new approach to solving the problem.

Oregon Wave Energy Testing Project Looks To Feds For Approval

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A wave energy test facility off the Oregon coast has entered a new phase of development. 

Making Homes Resistant To Wildfire May Be Cheaper Than We Thought

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Homes mixed in with forests are a big complication for managing wildfires. But experts say keeping those homes from burning could be cheaper and simpler than previously thought.

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Bill Protecting Lower Snake River Dams Passes US House

The House approved a bill Wednesday that would circumvent a federal judge’s order for dams on the lower Snake River to spill more water and protect current dam operations through the next four years.  

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Clackamas Eyeglass Maker To Pay $750,000 For Discharging Hazardous Waste

Court documents show Carl Zeiss Vision, Inc. routinely discharged industrial wastewater with very high and low pH levels into the Kellogg Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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Researchers ID Whales By Genetic Bread Crumbs Left Behind

Even two hours after they pass, genetic traces from orcas can be detected in the water.

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Tropical Dolphins Are Appearing In Pacific Northwest Waters

For the first time, bottlenose dolphins have been sighted off the coast of British Columbia. And more might be coming.

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This Is What That 'Salmon-Safe' Label Says About Your Wine Or Eggs

One of the region's biggest farm operations touts its products as certified "salmon safe." Does that matter to consumers deciding which carton of eggs to put in their shopping cart?

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California Company Buys Oregon-Based SolarWorld Americas

California-based SunPower has purchased solar panel manufacturer SolarWorld Americas and plans to invest in the Hillsboro solar manufacturing plant.

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Salvage Logging Proposed For Parts Of Chetco Bar Fire Burn Area

Chetco Bar was by far Oregon’s largest wildfire in 2017, burning just over 191,000 acres in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

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Klamath Farmers Ask Federal Judge To Kickstart Irrigation Season

Federal dam operators are asking to open the irrigation season next week in lieu of holding back water to benefit fish.

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Washington Says No To Poisoning Native Shrimp To Protect Oyster Beds

Washington regulators turn down shellfish growers' request to use pesticide on native shrimp.

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Will The New Farm Bill Be Terrible For Conservation? 6 Things To Know

The Trump administration wants to slash the federal government’s biggest source of funds for conservation on private land.

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This Is What That 'Salmon-Safe' Label Says About Your Wine Or Eggs

KUOW/EarthFix

One of the region's biggest farm operations touts its products as certified "salmon safe." Does that matter to consumers deciding which carton of eggs to put in their shopping cart?

Health Officials Want You To Prepare For Wildfire Smoke Now

NWPB/EarthFix

For some people with heart and lung problems, wildfire smoke can be especially unhealthy and sometimes deadly. Experts say people can prepare for smoky air by buying an air filtration system.

Will These Sage Grouse Be ‘Nevermore’ With Egg-Stealing Ravens In Their Midst?

NWPB/EarthFix

The West's greater sage grouse are in trouble  for all kinds of reasons. Researchers are starting to look into an unusual threat: predatory ravens.


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