What Happens To Birds When Wildlife Refuges Dry Up?

OPB/EarthFix | July 25, 2017

A million birds spend time annually in the Klamath Basin's six wildlife refuges. But that's only a fraction of the number that thrived here when they had year-round water.

To Save the Forest, Don't Cut the First Tree: Study

KUOW/EarthFix | July 21, 2017

Researchers at Oregon State wanted to know which is worse--chopping down an acre in a forest that’s already been disturbed or in a forest previously untouched by humans. The answer surprised them.

Birds Take Backseat To Fish, Farms In The Klamath Basin

OPB/EarthFix | July 24, 2017

There’s always a bird – or 20 –  in sight at Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge. But really, there should be many, many more.

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Water | Health | local | News | Environment

Oversight Group Tells Portland To Slow Decision On Water Treatment Plant

OPB | July 26, 2017 8 a.m. | Portland

A key watchdog group that monitors spending at the Portland Water Bureau said it will ask the City Council to slow its decision on a pricey new water treatment facility.

local | News | Environment

Bowden Fire In Southeast Oregon Swells To 22,000 Acres

OPB | July 25, 2017 2:14 p.m.

The fire started after lightning struck the fire-prone area where the Long Draw fire burned in 2012.

Politics | News | Books | Environment

Washington Lawmakers Leave Enviros Feeling Shorted

KUOW/EarthFix | July 21, 2017 5:40 p.m.

Washington’s legislative session did not deliver the money environmentalists wanted for toxic cleanup, oil transportation safety, or natural resources.

local | News | Environment | Eclipse 2017

Forestry Asks Landowners For Help Avoiding Eclipse Wildfires

OPB | July 21, 2017 11:41 a.m.

Oregon’s Department of Forestry is asking land owners in several districts around the state to do their part as the eclipse nears.

local | News | Environment

Debating Dams: What's The Best Way To Protect Salmon?

NWPR/EarthFix | July 21, 2017 11:30 a.m.

How to best protect salmon along the Columbia and Snake rivers is a hotly-debated question. Our video explores one of the most controversial options.

News | local | Land use | Environment

Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Divide On Display During Zinke Visit

Jefferson Public Radio | July 20, 2017 4:33 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Opponents of expanding the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southern Oregon say the move was rushed through with little public notice.

Science | Environment | Sustainability | Agriculture

Would You Trust The Feds To Make Decisions About Your Land? | Terrestrial

KUOW | July 20, 2017 3:30 p.m. | Enterprise, Oregon

Why would a fourth-generation Oregon rancher who doesn't put much trust in the government choose to work with federal agencies to restore salmon runs on her property?

local | News | Environment

Feds Examine Military Flares In Mysterious Oregon Wildfires

OPB/EarthFix | July 19, 2017 5 p.m. | Portland

Federal and state agencies are investigating a string of wildfires in southeastern Oregon with a potential link to military training exercises.

Science | Education | local | Environment | NW Life | Arts | Technology | Eclipse 2017

10 Tips To Master Taking Photographs Of The Oregon Solar Eclipse

OPB | July 19, 2017 12:01 p.m. | Portland

On the morning of Aug. 21, 2017, the moon will pass in front of the sun creating a rare total solar eclipse in Oregon and casting parts of the state into complete daytime darkness. In other words, photographic gold.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment | News | Agriculture

Questionable Payments To Oregon Ranchers Who Blame Wolves For Missing Cattle

OPB/EarthFix | July 17, 2017 noon | Halfway, Oregon

Many western states pay livestock operators for cattle and sheep lost to wolves depredation. But an EarthFix investigation found Oregon is making questionable payments to ranchers.  

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Would You Trust The Feds To Make Decisions About Your Land? | Terrestrial

KUOW | July 20, 2017

Why would a fourth-generation Oregon rancher who doesn't put much trust in the government choose to work with federal agencies to restore salmon runs on her property?

Debating Dams: What's The Best Way To Protect Salmon?

NWPR/EarthFix | July 21, 2017

How to best protect salmon along the Columbia and Snake rivers is a hotly-debated question. Our video explore one of the most controversial options.


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