EPA Must Protect Salmon From Warming Waters, Judge Rules


A federal court ruled Wednesday that the Environmental Protection Agency must come up with a plan to protect salmon from warm water temperatures.

A Rare Political Common Ground: Rooftop Solar


Whether you’re a Republican or Democrat, chances are you support rooftop solar. New research suggests there’s a reason why two groups that normally disagree on environmental issues both like solar.

Siletz Bay Crab Clinic Makes Ocean-To-Table Easy … Sort Of


Bill Lackner holds free clamming and crabbing clinics on Siletz Bay every summer. We tag along and see how it's done.

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Oregon Gets Unusual Opportunity To Impact Federal Air Quality Rules

The Trump administration is proposing to lower vehicle fuel economy standards and a loosening of power plant emissions targets.

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A Couple’s Labor Of Love Keeps Wilderness Trails Open For Others

After wildland fires destroyed the trails of a little-known wilderness, people said they'd never be rebuilt. One young couple refused to accept that answer.

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Where They Stand: Oregon's Gubernatorial Candidates On Climate Change

Gov. Kate Brown and state Rep. Knute Buehler both tout their belief in climate change. They differ on policies for tackling it. 

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Sea Lion Shuttle Service Not A Substitute For Lethal Removal At Willamette Falls

Wildlife managers have asked for permission to kill sea lions at Willamette Falls to save threatened fish. Their attempt to relocate the animals have not solved the problem.

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Regulators Discuss New Plans For Nuclear Waste At Hanford

Federal and state energy regulators will hold back-to-back meetings in Portland on Tuesday for a proposal to reclassify some of the high-level nuclear waste at the Hanford Site in Washington.

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Cannon Beach Has A Rabbit Problem

Cannon Beach residents are split between those who love the rabbits and those who want to be rid of them.

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Can Genome Sequencing Help Northwest Orcas Recover?

Could genome sequencing help save a declining population of  Pacific Northwest orcas?

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Backcountry Huts Draw Skiers Into A 3-Day Three Sisters Adventure

Three beginning skiers take on a 22-mile trek through the Three Sisters backcountry. A unique hut system makes this three-day trip attainable, safer and certainly more comfortable.

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Opponents Say Portland Clean Energy Measure Could Cost More Than Originally Thought

Opponents of Portland’s gross receipts tax measure say the initiative could actually cost Portland residents more than initially expected. Proponents aren't buying it.

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The Search Is On For Every Bee Species In Oregon

No one knows just what bee species live in Oregon, which means we can’t even begin to track if they’re declining. A statewide project wants to change that.


Sea Lion Shuttle Service Not A Solution To Lethal Removal At Willamette Falls


Wildlife managers have asked for permission to kill sea lions at Willamette Falls to save threatened fish. Their attempt to relocate the animals have not solved the problem.

Public Lands Grazing Helps Ranchers, Sage Grouse, Study Says


Grazing restrictions on public lands may have unintended consequences for greater sage grouse, according to a recent study. The imperiled birds' habitat can be lost when ranching operations go under.

Why Many Northwest Animals And Plants Need Wildfire


Not all wildfire is a force of destruction. Many of our favorite Northwest plants and animals have evolved to depend on it.

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