Conservationists Worried About House Vote To End Gray Wolf Protection

Northwest Public Broadcasting

The U.S. House passed a bill that would end protections for gray wolves in the Lower 48 states. In the Northwest, that could mean protections fall to state agencies, which worries conservation groups.

New System To Limit Hiking In 3 Popular Oregon Wilderness Areas In 2020

Statesman Journal

The U.S. Forest Service announced a decision Thursday to install a permit system limiting the number of people in the Mount Jefferson, Three Sisters and Mount Washington Wilderness areas.  

Analysis Reveals Northwest Communities Most Threatened By Wildfire

OPB/EarthFix

A small number of Northwest communities have an outsized level of exposure to wildfire, according to data released by the Forest Service.  

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Officials Hope New Oregon Air Pollution Rules Will Close Regulatory Gaps

Oregon polluters will be subject to limits on the total health risk they can impose on the people who live and work near their facilities.

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Study Finds Kalama Methanol Plant Would Reduce Global Carbon Emissions

A new study finds a controversial fossil fuel refinery proposed in Southwest Washington would actually reduce global carbon emissions.

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Cannon Beach Police Seek Information On Dead Rabbits

Police in Cannon Beach are asking for information about the discovery of a half-dozen dead rabbits.

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Leaky Dam Repairs WIll Temporarily Lower Bend's Mirror Pond

Pacific Power says refacing the century-old dam in steel will create a mud flat around Bend's central pond for two weeks.

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Study: Replanting Trees After Wildfires May Not Be Necessary

 New research finds forest replanting doesn’t necessarily guarantee better tree survival.

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Tribes Drop Endangered Species Lawsuit In Klamath Basin

Klamath water interests are gearing up for a long-called-for reworking of roadmap for saving an endangered fish in a part of the arid Northwest where farmers need water for crop irrigation.

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BLM Says It Plans To Pull Back On Controversial Plan To Spay Wild Mares In Oregon

The Bureau of Land Management says it intends to roll back plans to spay wild mares in Oregon.

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Oregon May Be Over-Hunting Cougars — Which Could Cause More Conflicts

A hiker's death led to calls for a cougar cull. But a growing body of research suggests that aggressive killing can lead to more problem encounters with humans, not less.

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Oregon Students Get Up Close And Personal With Intertidal Creatures

We follow a team of students from the University of Oregon's Institute of Marine Biology as they pry up rocks and wiggle into tight crevices in search of specimens for the Smithsonian Institution.

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Portlanders Pass Measure To Create Clean Energy Fund

Portland voters on Tuesday passed a gross receipts tax measure that will pay into a clean energy fund, which proponents say will help the city chip away at its clean energy goals.

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We're Putting More Homes On Wild Lands And In The Path Of Wildfires

OPB/EarthFix

For people living in the “wildland-urban interface,” wildfire risk is the new normal, and the risk is increasing as more people move into places where cul-de-sac meets forest or sagebrush. 

These Bridges And Tunnels Save Animals' Lives — And Prevent Car Wrecks

NWPB/EarthFix

If you’ve ever slammed on your brakes for a deer in the road, you know the heart-pumping feeling of a near miss. Northwest drivers are getting help navigating without putting wildlife at risk.

Oregon May Be Over-Hunting Cougars — Which Could Cause More Conflicts

OPB

A hiker's death led to calls for a cougar cull. But a growing body of research suggests that aggressive killing can lead to more problem encounters with humans, not less.


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