One Woman’s Quest To See All 59 National Parks

Crosscut | Aug. 25, 2016

Fond childhood memories and a PBS documentary series inspire a woman to visit all 59 national parks by the time she turns 59.

Washington State Faces Backlash On All Sides Over Wolf Killings

NWNews | Aug. 25, 2016

Wildlife managers in northeast Washington are removing a wolf pack known as the the Profanity Peak Pack following a number of cattle kills.

National Park Service Turns 100: Celebrate By Visiting A Park For Free

NWNews | Aug. 24, 2016

There will be free admission to all national parks from Thursday through Sunday to celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. President...

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Audit: Large Wildfire Seasons Take Toll On Oregon's Forestry Department

Northwest News Network | Aug. 23, 2016 5:43 p.m.

Three consecutive summers of severe wildfires have stretched the resources of the state's agency dedicated to forest management.

Animals | local | Environment | News

Bend Wildlife Rehab Center Closes During ODFW Investigation

OPB | Aug. 24, 2016 2:02 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

The High Desert Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center voluntarily gave up its permit to care for wildlife after a visit from ODFW officials earlier this month.

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Earl Blumenauer To Obama: Designate Owyhee National Monument

OPB | Aug. 24, 2016 9 a.m.

The Oregon democrat is the only member of Oregon’s Congressional delegation to openly ask Obama to create an Owyhee National Monument.

Health | local | News | Environment

EPA Pushes Oregon To Toughen Lead Paint Contracting Rules

OPB | Aug. 23, 2016 3:23 p.m. | Portland

The EPA wants Oregon to fix rules that limit penalties against contractors working on lead paint-era homes without a license.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment | local | News | Flora and Fauna | NW Life

Meet Oregon's New Invasive Species: The 'Asian Jumping Worm'

OPB | Aug. 22, 2016 2:04 p.m. | Portland

Don't be fooled by their enthusiastic behavior — the invasive "Asian jumping worm" poses a serious threat to Oregon's natural ecosystem.

Forestry | Environment

Fungal Disease Grows Among Douglas Fir Trees On Oregon Coast

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 19, 2016 3:45 p.m.

A new survey finds a growing number of Douglas fir trees in the Oregon Coast Range have been infected over the past decade with the fungal disease known as Swiss needle cast.

Sustainability | Environment

Eugene Company Encourages Environmentally Friendly Burial

KLCC | Aug. 19, 2016 2 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

More people are choosing alternative ways to spend the hereafter that include natural burial. A Eugene, Oregon, woman is on a mission to resurrect an old practice for dealing with the dead.

Education | Sustainability | Environment

Reusing Rubble From Demolished Schools Cuts Costs

KLCC | Aug. 19, 2016 12:15 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

School districts cut costs and practice sustainability by reusing materials and equipment gleaned from freshly demolished schools.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Flora and Fauna

Officials Halt Wolf-Killings In NE Washington

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 18, 2016 5:48 p.m.

Washington wildlife officials have halted their efforts to kill wolves after shooting two members of a pack that had been preying on livestock in the state’s northeastern corner.

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Conservationists File Lawsuit Against PGE Over Lower Deschutes Water Quality

OPB | Aug. 17, 2016 10:45 a.m.



The Deschutes River Alliance claims PGE has violated water quality standards for several years after installing a water-mixing device at Round Butte Dam.

Water | Environment

In Waitsburg, A Proposed Water Bottling Plant Creates Division

Northwest Public Radio | Aug. 16, 2016 12:40 p.m. | Waitsburg, Washington

Nestle is looking to build a commercial water bottling plant in the Northwest. Its most recent pitch is to the town of Waitsburg, Washington. The plan is tying the small community in knots.

Climate change | Communities | Water | Fish & Wildlife | Environment

Lawsuit Aims To Lower Columbia And Snake River Temperatures For Salmon

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 15, 2016 2:30 p.m.

High river temperatures in recent years has lead to the death of more than a quarter million salmon in the Columbia River. 

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EPA Pushes Oregon To Toughen Lead Paint Contracting Rules

OPB | Aug. 23, 2016

The EPA wants Oregon to fix rules that limit penalties against contractors working on lead paint-era homes without a license.

Meet Oregon's New Invasive Species: The 'Asian Jumping Worm'

OPB | Aug. 22, 2016

Don't be fooled by their enthusiastic behavior — the invasive "Asian jumping worm" poses a serious threat to Oregon's natural ecosystem.

Montana Officials Close Yellowstone River To Fight Fish-Killing Parasite

NPR | Aug. 19, 2016

An extraordinary effort to limit a widespread fish kill comes a week before the centennial celebration of the National Park Service.


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