Tribe's Huckleberry Harvest Brings Fire (or Something Like It) Back to the Forest

KUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 21, 2017

Washington's Tulalip Tribe is working with the Forest Service to recreate open patches in the forest.

Eclipse Not A Problem For NW Solar Power Distribution

NWPR/EarthFix | Aug. 21, 2017

While hundreds of thousands of Northwest residents were looking up, power companies were monitoring just how much solar power they lost during Monday’s sky-darkening eclipse.

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.

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Evacuations Ordered As Chetco Bar Fire Threatens Homes

OPB | Aug. 20, 2017 11:45 a.m.

Approximately 300 homes are under a level 3 evacuation notice as Gov. Kate Brown declares the Chetco Bar Fire a conflagration.

Environment | NW Life | local | Forestry | News | Land

Where The Wildfires Are In The Pacific Northwest

OPB | Aug. 20, 2017 11:15 a.m.

As the 2017 Pacific Northwest's wildfire season rages on, here is the list of all of the fires that have happened so far

Energy | Environment | News

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.

Science | Environment

Study: Probiotics Can Help Trees Clean Up Toxic Waste

KUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 15, 2017 3:17 p.m.

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

Agriculture | Flora and Fauna | Fish & Wildlife | local | Environment | News | Animals | Land

Will The Franklin's Bumblebee Ever Be Seen Again?

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 15, 2017 8:16 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

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.

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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.

Climate change | Environment

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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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.

Will Cell Phones Upset The Solitude Of Mount Rainier?

Mount Rainier National Park is considering a proposal to add cellular service in the park. More than 800 public comments were filed — most in opposition to the idea. http://earthfix.info/news/article/mount-rainier-cell-coverage-national-park/

‘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.


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