Today's NW Wolves Have Roots In Coastal Rainforests And Rocky Mountains

NWPB/EarthFix

New genetic research on the Northwest’s wolves finds they are descended from a mix of  two different types. That means the packs that form in our region have more genetic diversity, a key to survival.

Bumblebee Blues: Pacific Northwest Pollinator In Trouble

AP

Bumblebees are important pollinators, but some species have disappeared from places where they were once common, possibly because of the same factors that have been killing honeybees.

Record Lamprey Return A Cultural Win For Native Tribes

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Lamprey disappeared from some Columbia River tributaries around the 1960s. Now, after a lot of work, a river in eastern Oregon is seeing its highest numbers of the eel-like fish in decades.

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Health Advisory Issued For Upper Klamath Lake Due To Algae Bloom

Drinking water that contains the algae is especially dangerous. The toxins cannot be removed by boiling, filtering or treating water with camping filters.

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Gray Wolves Could Lose Protections As 'Endangered' Status Reconsidered

A new status review of endangered gray wolves could lead to reduced protections. 

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Rare Whale Dolphin Washes Up On Oregon Coast

A rare right whale dolphin was found beached on the Oregon Coast last week.

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Why Do We Have Allergies?

We've had hundreds of millions of years to figure out how to peacefully coexist with pollen. How have we not figured this out yet?

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Lawsuit Aims To Protect Salmon From Logging On Oregon State Forests

A lawsuit filed Wednesday argues the Oregon Department of Forestry is hurting protected coho salmon with its logging practices on state forests.

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This Is Why A Lot Of Our Recycling Is Going To Landfills

New restrictions on shipping recyclables to China are forcing the Northwest to rethink what belongs in our recycling bins.

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Supreme Court Gives Tribes A Victory Over Washington State In Salmon Case

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling means Washington must fix the culverts that block the most salmon habitat by 2030. One estimate puts the cost at $2 billion.

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Oregon State Scientist Creates Edible Plastic. What Does It Taste Like?

A scientist at Oregon State University is developing edible food packing as well as edible coating for fruits and vegetables.

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Oregon Reverses Course On Increasing Protections For An Imperiled Seabird

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission decided Thursday not to elevate the status of the marbled murrelet from a "threatened" species to "endangered."

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This Is Why A Lot Of Our Recycling Is Going To Landfills

OPB/EarthFix

New restrictions on shipping recyclables to China are forcing the Northwest to rethink what belongs in our recycling bins.

Oregon State Scientist Creates Edible Plastic. What Does It Taste Like?

KCTS 9

A scientist at Oregon State University is developing edible food packing as well as edible coating for fruits and vegetables.

My House Could Help Portland Meet Its Climate Goals, But It'll Cost Me

OPB/EarthFix

Portland's new home energy score mandate could cut the city’s carbon footprint. But its success depends on homeowners like me.


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