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'Poppy Apocalypse': A California City Swarmed By Selfie Stick-Toting Tourists

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More than a hundred thousand people descended on Lake Elsinore, Calif., over the weekend for a chance to frolic among the flowers. City officials strained to keep up.

California Jury Finds Roundup Caused Man's Cancer

NPR

After five days of deliberation the jury concluded the weed killer was a "substantial factor" in causing non-Hodgkins lymphoma in the plaintiff. It's the second verdict against the Bayer product.

Oregon Lawmakers Consider New Bill To Regulate Diesel Pollution

OPB

Oregon lawmakers are considering another bill that aims to regulate diesel pollution by phasing out older, more polluting trucks.

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Offshore Drilling Ban Heads To Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's Desk

A bill to ban drilling off Oregon’s coast is headed to the desk of Gov. Kate Brown. The bill is a reaction to policies put in place by President Donald Trump.

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Why Restaurant Demand For Smaller Fish Fillets Is Bad News For Oceans

Many U.S. chefs and retailers prefer intact fillets that constitute a single portion. That demand is driving overfishing for young fish that haven't reproduced. A new campaign aims to change that.

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Stomach Of Dead Whale Contained 'Nothing But Plastic'

In the Philippines, marine biologist Darrell Blatchley recovered the body of a young whale that showed signs of emaciation and dehydration due to the more than 88 pounds of plastic it had ingested.

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New Council Will Advise Gov. Kate Brown On Improving Oregon's Wildfire Response

Oregon's new Wildfire Response Council will make recommendations to the governor this fall on how the state can improve its approach to wildfire.

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Study Finds Racial Gap Between Who Causes Air Pollution And Who Breathes It

Black and Hispanics are exposed to higher levels of air pollution than whites, yet whites consume more of the goods and services that cause it, according to new research.

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Major Flooding In The Midwest Leaves 2 Dead, 2 Missing

Spring floods are no surprise in communities along the Missouri River. "My washer and dryer are floating around down there somewhere," said one Iowa resident.

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Feds Investigate Oregon Company's African Rainforest Hardwood Products

U.S. immigration says it’s investigating whether hardwood products made by Oregon-based Roseburg were illegally harvested from African rainforests before reaching consumers in stores like Home Depot.

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Spring Whale Watch Week Begins Saturday On Oregon Coast

Spring Whale Watch Week spans March 23-31 with 24 sites up and down the Oregon coast staffed with knowledgeable volunteers.

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Skipping School Around The World To Push For Action On Climate Change

Students around the country are skipping class Friday to protest inaction on climate change. It's part of a wave of pressure by young people as Democrats struggle to agree on a climate policy.

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Big Crowd Turns Out In Portland For Youth Climate Action Rally

Portland students joined the worldwide demonstration Friday to call on leaders to do something about climate change.

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Last Visit: A Personal Tour Of Oregon's Iconic Nelson House

OPB

A final look at Oregon's most photographed homestead.

Learning To Live With Wildfire

The way we dealt with wildfire for much of the 20th century was mostly dead wrong. That, we've known for decades. So why do we keep getting it so wrong when it comes to living with wildfire?

Umatilla's Owl Man Is Bringing Burrowing Owls Back From The Brink

OPB

A decommissioned chemical weapons depot and a lone biologist might be the last hope for a population of burrowing owls.

Could Zoning Change Shield Bend From Wildfire?

OPB

The idea is to put a fire-resistant buffer between one of Oregon’s fastest growing cities and the pine forest routinely burning around it.


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