NOAA Finalizes New Plan For Columbia River Hatcheries

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 17, 2017

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a final plan Tuesday for producing hatchery fish while protecting wild fish in the Columbia River Basin.

Rule Change Easing Public Lands Transfer Has Hunters, Outdoor Enthusiasts Worried

AP | Jan. 17, 2017

A change in U.S. House rules making it easier to transfer millions of acres of federal public lands to states is worrying hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts across the West who fear losing access.

What's In Store For Public Lands Under President Trump?

NWNews | Jan. 16, 2017

Donald Trump will be sworn in as the nation's 45th president on Friday. One issue rural America is looking for answers on during this transition of power is public lands.

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Invasive Species Add Up To Big Losses For Washington

KUOW/EarthFix | Jan. 17, 2017 5:45 p.m. | Seattle

A new study finds invasive species could cost the state of Washington $1.3 billion a year if left unchecked.

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What Trump's Election Means To Blue Voters In A Red County

OPB | Jan. 17, 2017 11:12 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

The backlash against Donald Trump's election has been intense in places such as Portland and Seattle -- cities that overwhelmingly voted for Hillary Clinton. But east of the Cascades, opponents of the president-elect are working more quietly.

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Heavy Rain, Freezing Rain Follow Week Of Snow, Cold For Oregon

OPB | Jan. 16, 2017 2:16 p.m. | Portland

The National Weather Service in Portland issued an ice storm warning for the greater Portland metro area, the Columbia River Gorge, the Hood River and Wind River valleys as well as most valleys within the Gifford Pinchot National Forest early Tuesday.

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After Cold Comes Flood Possibility For Snow-Covered Oregon

OPB | Jan. 14, 2017 5:43 p.m. | Portland

Temperatures are expected to increase for much of Oregon at the start of the week, but heavy rains mixed with snowmelt opens the door to possible flooding.

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Merkley: Obama Won't Designate Owyhee Canyonlands As A National Monument

OPB | Jan. 14, 2017 9:41 a.m.

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., says Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has made it clear President Obama won't act on a proposal to protect Owyhee Canyonlands.

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Dungeness Crab Vulnerable To Ocean Acidification in Unexpected Ways, Study Finds

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 13, 2017 4:03 p.m. | Portland

New research shows Dungeness crab fisheries could suffer as the Pacific Ocean grows more acidic.  

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Timber Industry May Challenge Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Expansion

OPB | Jan. 13, 2017 3:32 p.m.

The timber industry thinks it may able to reverse President Barack Obama's expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Southern Oregon.

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One Scientist’s Mission To Scan Every Fish On The Planet

KCTS9/EarthFix | Jan. 13, 2017 2:15 p.m. | Friday Harbor, Washington

From a tiny laboratory in Washington state, one marine biologist has set out to scan all 33,000 known fish species in the world.

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Obama Announces Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Expansion

OPB | Jan. 12, 2017 2:46 p.m.

President Obama has announced an anticipated expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southern Oregon.

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Washington Supreme Court Orders Environmental Review For Coastal Oil Terminals

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 12, 2017 10:30 a.m.

The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that two proposed oil and gas terminal projects in Grays Harbor cannot go forward without further environmental review.

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Dungeness Crab Vulnerable To Ocean Acidification in Unexpected Ways, Study Finds

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 13, 2017

New research shows Dungeness crab fisheries could suffer as the Pacific Ocean grows more acidic.  

Oregon's Largest Orchard Sells To Washington Fruit Grower

EO Media Group | Jan. 15, 2017

Earl Brown & Sons, Oregon’s largest grower and packer of fresh apples, has sold to another family-owned fruit enterprise in Wenatchee, Washington.

After Cold Comes Flood Possibility For Snow-Covered Oregon

OPB | Jan. 14, 2017

Temperatures are expected to increase for much of Oregon at the start of the week, but heavy rains mixed with snowmelt opens the door to possible flooding.


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