The Future Climate For Western Oregon? California's Central Valley


What town currently feels like what your city will feel like after 60 years of climate change? A new mapping tool answers that question.

Oregon Doctor's Personal Climate Battle Spurs Industry Change


An Oregon doctor wants his fellow anesthesiologists to be more aware of the environmental impact of the drugs they use. 

Half Mystery, Half Magic: In Search Of Great Grey Owls


Nicknamed the "ghosts of the forest," great grey owls are elusive. Photographer Ken Shults is on a quest to find and photograph these elegant owls.

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To Save Endangered Species, Conservationists Want You To Wrap It Up

Before you wrap up that date with your special someone, there’s something else conservationists hope you wrap up as well. They say preventing unplanned pregnancies could help save endangered species.

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Portland General Electric Set To Build 1st-Of-Its-Kind Renewable Energy Site

Eastern Oregon may soon be home to a next-generation renewable energy project that would be the country's first large-scale facility that combines wind turbines, solar panels and battery storage.

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Poisoned Pines In Central Oregon To Be Cut

What happens to the trees next is caught between a federal plan and pending Oregon regulation.

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Sweeping Public Lands Bill Would Protect Washington Lands, Waters

The U.S. Senate Tuesday passed a sweeping public lands bill, with measures meant to protect lands across the country. It’s expected to have a big impact on Washington’s lands, rives, and more.

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Devil's Staircase And Several Oregon Rivers Would Gain Protection Under Bill Passed By US Senate

A massive public lands bill includes protection for the Devil's Staircase wildlands in southern Oregon and for numerous rivers and streams in the state.

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Thoughts On Cap And Trade? Oregon Lawmakers Want To Hear Them

Hearings on a cap-and-trade proposal in the Oregon Legislature are scheduled in Springfield, Medford, The Dalles and Bend. The bill aims to curb carbon emissions.

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Recent Winter Storms Don't Fix Western Oregon's Water Woes

Ski areas love the snow, but the water outlook is still not great for western Oregon.

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Paddling Into The Heart Of Northwest History On The Columbia River Water Trail

The Columbia is the river everyone seems to know about but doesn’t really "know." The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership would like to change that — with a water trail you can paddle.

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Report: Economic Benefits Of Cap And Trade Will Outweigh The Costs In Oregon

Oregon’s proposed cap-and-trade plan would increase household income, create jobs and grow the state’s economy, according to a new economic report to the Oregon Legislature.

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A Freeze Settles In Over NW Oregon, But More Snow Is Coming

Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington woke to icy but mostly clear conditions Sunday morning — but more winter weather is moving in, fast.

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Petroleum Terminal Expands To Allow More Oil Trains Into Portland

A Portland petroleum terminal is significantly expanding its capacity to unload rail cars, a move that sets the stage to more than double the number of oil trains along the Willamette River.


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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