Can 'Moneyball' Fix How The West Manages Wildfire?

OPB/EarthFix

The U.S. Forest Service and others have been saying for decades that we need to allow more wildfire on the landscape. But so far, we haven't practiced what we preach.

'Buzz' Offers An Adoration For Bees Amid Continued Die-Offs

NPR

The severity of the enormous reduction in bee numbers over the past decade is at the heart of a new book by conservation biologist Thor Hanson, whose appreciation for the pollinators shines through.

How Can We Make Plastic That's Easier To Recycle?

NPR

Plastic waste that could be recycled ends up in the oceans and in landfills — and there are some plastics that can't be recycled at all.

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1 Person Dead In Ongoing Substation Fire Near The Dalles

One person died in what appeared to be an attempt to subdue the Substation Fire east of The Dalles, Oregon, according to the Wasco County Sheriff's Office.

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End Of An Icon: Historic Nelson House Burned In Substation Fire

For years it stood alone, tucked into a hollow on the high plains of Oregon. Now it's gone. Oregon lost the iconic Charles Nelson House to the ongoing Substation Fire.

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Oregon Health Authority Issues Health Advisory For Fecal Bacteria At 2 Beaches

The state has issued recreational health advisories for Nye Beach and Sunset Bay State Park Beach on the Oregon coast.

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'It's Just A Tinderbox Out Here': Fire Near The Dalles Grows

A fire east of The Dalles, Oregon, forced immediate evacuations of an estimated 75 households Tuesday night.

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Wooden High-Rise Project In Downtown Portland On Hold

Plans for a wooden high-rise in downtown Portland are no more.  

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Threatened Silverspot Butterflies Return Home To A Coastal Oregon Mountain

Silverspot butterflies were extinct on Saddle Mountain. Now they're back, but will they thrive?

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Klamathon Fire Nears End As Lightning Starts New Fires

Summer lightning returned to the skies over Southern Oregon and Northern California on Sunday, just as Klamathon Fire managers were preparing to declare that fire 100 percent contained.

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Lawmakers Set Sights On Changes To Endangered Species Act

Members of the House Western Caucus announce legislation they say will "modernize" a seminal environmental law.

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Self-Driving Bikes: The Next Transit Revolution?

What does your future commute look like? Will you be taking a self-driving car, a solo-wheel, the hyperloop? What about a self-driving bike?

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Oregon Company Fined For Numerous Asbestos Safety Violations

Oregon regulators have fined a Washington County company for violating asbestos rules more than 100 times.

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Self-Driving Bikes: The Next Transit Revolution?

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What does your future commute look like? Will you be taking a self-driving car, a solo-wheel, the hyperloop? What about a self-driving bike?

Scientists Study ‘Singing Fish’ For Ways To Improve Human Hearing

OPB/EarthFix

Researchers in Washington are studying a fish that nests under rocks and sings at night to attract its mates. They say the ears of these singing fish could teach us how to improve our own hearing.

Seattle Hikers May Be Trampling On Tribal Treaty Rights

KUOW/EarthFix

Hikers are feeling squeezed by the newfound congestion on Washington trails — but so are the tribes with treaty rights to hunt and gather.


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