Puget Sound Has New Climate Refugees. They’re Pelicans.

KCTS9/EarthFix | Aug. 29, 2016

Hundreds of American white pelicans have suddenly shown up in Puget Sound after disappearing from more arid places like Eastern Oregon. And that’s set the region’s birders atwitter with questions of what it means.

Taming The Northwest's Beloved Huckleberry

Crosscut | Aug. 29, 2016

Previous attempts to cultivate wild huckleberries’ have failed. But a Northwest lab known for its deep dives into plant genomes could change that.

A Southern Oregon Community And The BLM Try To Overcome Mistrust

Jefferson Public Radio | Aug. 29, 2016

Relations between federal land managers and residents of the Applegate Valley in southern Oregon have long been strained by disputes over the Bureau of Land Management’s forest plans.

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Invasive Beetles Reach Record Levels In Portland

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 29, 2016 1:09 p.m.

Portland is seeing a record number of invasive beetles this summer. And that’s causing concern that non-native insects have established a breeding population that could spread rapidly.

Forestry | Land use | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Water | Climate change

Protecting Steamboat's Cold Waters For Summer Steelhead

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 26, 2016 10:45 a.m. | Steamboat, Oregon

Steamboat Creek supports one of the last runs of wild summer steelhead in the Northwest.  Fishermen and conservationists want to keep it that way.

Environment | News | Health | Education | Lead In The Water

Portland Public Schools Clear Gardens For Consumption

OPB | Aug. 25, 2016 5 p.m. | Portland

Discussions between Portland Public Schools and the Oregon Health Authority reverse the school district's earlier warning to avoid produce from gardens on school property.

Environment | local | News | Animals

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.

Environment | News | local

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.

Environment | News | local | Health

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.

News | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Flora and Fauna | local | 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.

Environment | Forestry

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.

Environment | Sustainability

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.

Environment | Sustainability | Education

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.

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Protecting Steamboat's Cold Waters For Summer Steelhead

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 26, 2016

Steamboat Creek supports one of the last runs of wild summer steelhead in the Northwest.  Fishermen and conservationists want to keep it that way.

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.


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