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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A Piece Of Sacred Meteorite Is Returned To An Oregon Tribe

A 4.5 ounce piece of a meteorite finally returned home to an Oregon tribe that considers it sacred.

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Oregon And Washington Lawmakers Consider Statewide Plastic Bag Bans

Lawmakers in both Oregon and Washington are considering bills that would ban single-use plastic bags statewide to reduce plastic pollution.

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Portland Will Work To Block More Oil Trains, Though How Isn't Clear Yet

Portland will work to block expansion of an oil train terminal, though how isn't entirely clear yet. 

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Bill To Stymie Offshore Drilling Passes Oregon Senate

The bill is a response to the Trump administration's embrace of coastal energy exploration. It's also mostly symbolic. No one has drilled off the Oregon coast since 1964.

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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.


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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