How Conservationists Are Using AI And Big Data To Aid Wildlife

OPB/EarthFix

A Portland nonprofit is using artificial intelligence to help give the conservation movement a makeover.

Scientists Deliver Live Salmon To Sick, Endangered Young Orca

KUOW

Scientists have taken an unprecedented step to save one of the Salish Sea’s 75 endangered orcas: They tried to feed her in the wild.

Breathing Wildfire Smoke Every Summer Could Have Long-Term Consequences

NWPB/EarthFix

Wildfire smoke can be annoying — it can make your eyes water, your chest burn. And over time, breathing in all that smoke every summer can be bad for your health.

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Wildfire Smoke Causing Poor Air Quality Across Northwest

Public health officials are warning of unhealthy air across parts of the Pacific Northwest as smoke from wildfires move across the region.

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As Oregon's Yellow Jacket Population Peaks, Expert Urges Safe Co-Habitation

You may have noticed more and more yellow jackets hovering around your home, but an Oregon State University bug expert says to be calm, careful, and kind.

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Evacuations Downgraded For Wildfire Burning Near Mosier

Containment of the wildfire burning near Mosier, Oregon, is estimated at 50 percent as of Sunday evening. 

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For-Profit Firefighters Find Business In An At-Risk Oregon Community

In a tax-averse but fire-prone part of Southwest Oregon, residents are turning to for-profit firefighters to keep their homes safe.

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Crews Maneuver, Make Progress On Several Southwest Oregon Fires

Several wildfires burning near Grants Pass continue to cover the region in smoke.

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Water Quality At Round Butte Dam

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit over water management at Round Butte Dam in Central Oregon.

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Can Washington Make A Plan To Save The Orcas?

The governor’s orca task force met in Wenatchee to come up with a long-term plan to help the recovery of the orca population that spends much of its time in or around the Puget Sound. 

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When It Comes To Wildfire, Politics Lag Behind Science

Western politicians who represent fire-prone regions are reluctant to tell their smoke-weary constituents that there sometimes needs to be more fire in the forest.

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Court: Oregon Should Not Have Sold Elliott State Forest Land

The Oregon Court of Appeals says the 2014 public land sale violated state law. 

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2 Large Wildfires In Southwest Oregon Threaten To Meet

While fires burn, communities downwind suffer from consistent unhealthy levels of smoke.

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When It Comes To Wildfire, Politics Lag Behind Science

OPB/EarthFix

Western politicians who represent fire-prone regions are reluctant to tell their smoke-weary constituents that there sometimes needs to be more fire in the forest.

Can Washington Make A Plan To Save The Orcas?

KUOW/EarthFix

The governor’s orca task force met in Wenatchee to come up with a long-term plan to help the recovery of the orca population that spends much of its time in or around the Puget Sound. 

Meet The Man With A Nuclear Reactor In His Basement

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In the basement of a house on a quiet residential street in a suburb just outside of Seattle resides the ultimate home science experiment — a nuclear fusion reactor.


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