Will The Franklin's Bumblebee Ever Be Seen Again?

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 15, 2017

The last person who found Franklin's bumblebee in the field isn’t giving up on the bee. He still makes an annual pilgrimage to Mount Ashland in hopes it will make an appearance once again.

Learning About West Nile To Save Sage Grouse

NWPR/EarthFix | Aug. 15, 2017

Mosquitoes can carry dangerous diseases — like the West Nile virus. Turns out, the mosquito-transmitted virus is deadly for one of the West’s most iconic birds: the sage grouse.

Study: Probiotics Can Help Trees Clean Up Toxic Waste

KUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 15, 2017

Humans like their yogurt and new research indicates the trees that clean up toxic waste stand to benefit from probiotics too.

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Sea Lions Put Willamette River Steelhead At Risk Of Extinction

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 7, 2017 4:38 p.m. | Oregon City, Oregon

Oregon officials say Willamette River steelhead are on the verge of extinction because they’re getting eaten by sea lions at Willamette Falls.

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NW Scientists Make The Case For Spilling More Water Over Dams

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 16, 2017 4:37 p.m.

On Wednesday, dozens of scientists sent a letter to Northwest lawmakers in Congress. In it, they argue in favor of spilling more water over dams to help fish.

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‘Ugly’ Produce Delivery Service Expands To The Northwest

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 16, 2017 6:15 a.m. | Portland

A California-based company that sells blemished and misshapen fruits and vegetables is expanding into the Northwest.

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Rain At Last: Portland’s 57-Day Dry Spell Ends In A Drizzle

OPB | Aug. 13, 2017 8:59 a.m. | Portland

After nearly 60 dry, hot days without a single drop of liquid sunshine, Portland-area residents were greeted with the familiar feeling of a pleasant drizzle early Sunday morning.

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Warm Springs Reservation Fire Grows To 34,000 Acres

OPB | Aug. 12, 2017 3:10 p.m.

The Nena Springs Fire is burning in dry grass and brush on steep terrain.

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Will Cellphones Upset The Solitude Of Mount Rainier?

KUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 10, 2017 6:15 a.m. | Mount Rainier National Park

Soon, there could be cell service at Mount Rainier National Park.

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Podcast: What's The Role Of Civil Disobedience In Confronting Climate Change?

EarthFix | Aug. 8, 2017 4:45 p.m.

A podcaster asks if protest and civil disobedience are effective in today's era when it comes to demanding action on climate change.

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Extreme Heat Reverses Benefits Of Oregon’s Above-Average Snowpack

OPB | Aug. 8, 2017 11:56 a.m. | Portland

The benefits of an above-average snowpack measured in most locations statewide earlier this year have yet to be fully realized due to extreme heat.

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Interior Department Overhauls Sage Grouse Recovery Plans

NWPR/EarthFix | Aug. 8, 2017 11:15 a.m.

The federal government has released new recommendations to protect the greater sage grouse. The guidelines will give more leeway to mining, ranching and industry groups.

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What's The Big Deal With The Solar Eclipse? 7 Things To Know

OPB | Aug. 8, 2017 9 a.m. | Portland

On Monday, Aug. 21, Oregon will have a collective raised head to the first total solar eclipse in almost 40 years. Here are seven things to know before the solar eclipse completely covers our lives.

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Bill That Could Stabilize West Coast Crab Industry Heads To Trump's Desk

OPB | Aug. 7, 2017 12:22 p.m. | Portland

Congress passed a major win for West Coast crab fishermen that now goes to the president’s desk for his signature.

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‘Ugly’ Produce Delivery Service Expands To The Northwest

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 16, 2017

A California-based company that sells blemished and misshapen fruits and vegetables is expanding into the Northwest.

Proposal Would Open Hunting, Fishing In Oregon Refuges

Statesman Journal | Aug. 10, 2017

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced a proposal Wednesday to expand hunting and fishing at 10 national wildlife refuges, including two in Oregon.

Will Cell Phones Upset The Solitude Of Mount Rainier?

KUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 10, 2017

Soon, there could be cell service at Mount Rainier National Park.


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