How Farming Inside Wildlife Refuges Is Transforming Klamath Basin Agriculture

OPB/EarthFix | July 26, 2017

While controversial, the common practice of farming on the Klamath wildlife refuges has resulted in an interesting new direction for agriculture across the basin. 

Despite Climate Change Setbacks, Al Gore 'Comes Down On The Side Of Hope'

NPR | July 24, 2017

Even though President Donald Trump promised to pull the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, Al Gore still sees an "excellent chance" of meeting the accord's commitments to reduce global warming.

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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Sword Fern Mystery: Acres of Dead Forest Plants Puzzle Scientists

KUOW/EarthFix | July 27, 2017 5:30 p.m. | Seattle

Sword ferns have been dying in huge numbers in forests around Puget Sound. The problem is spreading and scientists are scrambling to figure out what’s killing the centuries-old plants.

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Wyden Bill Encourages Outdoor Recreation On Public Lands

OPB/EarthFix | July 26, 2017 1:45 p.m.

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden introduced a bill Wednesday that aims to simplify the permitting process for outdoor recreation on public lands.

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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.

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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.

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What Happens To Birds When Wildlife Refuges Dry Up?

OPB/EarthFix | July 25, 2017 6 a.m. | Merrill, Oregon

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.

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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.

Environment | Forestry

To Save The Forest, Don't Cut The 1st Tree: Study

KUOW/EarthFix | July 21, 2017 5:30 p.m.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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?


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