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Sifting Sands: Volunteers Take On Microplastics At Oregon Coast


How do you clean all the sand on a beach? A group of volunteers didn’t do it grain by grain, but took on the task screen by screen.

Milwaukie Becomes 1st City In Oregon To Declare A Climate Emergency


Milwaukie has become the first city in Oregon to declare a climate emergency. Its resolution calls for more rapid action on reducing carbon and for the city to become carbon neutral by 2045.

Bigleaf Maple Syrup Flows As Profits Drip From Once-Maligned Northwest Tree

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The Northwest is getting into the lucrative maple syrup industry. Farmers and researchers in Washington state are beginning to tap the sweet potential of the much-maligned bigleaf maple tree.

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Sticker Shock: The Grid Is At Capacity For Solar Power In Parts Of Oregon

As Oregon's grid reaches its capacity to accept solar power in some parts of the state, rooftop solar customers are getting stuck with the bill for expensive upgrades.

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Jordan Cove Energy Project Withdraws Application For Key Oregon Permit

The Jordan Cove Energy Project has abruptly withdrawn its application for a key permit from the state of Oregon. It’s not immediately clear what the withdrawal means for the Jordan Cove project.

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Oregon Lawmakers Take On Phasing Out A Controversial Pesticide, Again

During the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s chlorpyrifos workgroup meeting, news of bill to phase out use of the pesticide sparked questions about whether the group should continue.

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Drones, Phones, Clothes: New Technology Helps Search Teams In Northwest Woods And Mountains

Last year, Wasington's King County Search and Rescue was looking for a man who'd fallen in a very fast-moving river. They thought he might still be in...

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The End May Be Nearer: Doomsday Clock Moves Within 100 Seconds Of Midnight

The two-minute warning that had held over the past two years has now shrunk to 100 seconds before midnight on the Doomsday Clock set by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.


Trump Administration Cuts Back Federal Protections For Streams And Wetlands

The controversial rule change will dramatically reduce federal pollution protections for many streams and wetlands. Farmers and builders welcome that, but environmental groups plan to challenge it.

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Planned I-5 Freeway Widening Project In Portland Keeps Taking Hits

Rising costs and social and environmental concerns are putting a harsher spotlight on the project to widen Interstate 5 near Portland's Rose Quarter.

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Hood River Lifts Boil Water Advisory After City Water Main Leak

Residents in Hood River can safely drink water again. The City of Hood River lifted its boil water advisory at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday after a water main leak had affected downtown residents and businesses since Sunday evening.

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Land Purchase Protects Wallowa Lake’s East Moraine From Development

A 1,791-acre portion of the land framing Eastern Oregon’s Wallowa Lake has been purchased and protected from development.

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Where Have All The NW's Wolverines Gone? Apparently Not On The Endangered Species List.

Conservation groups say the animals need to be listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Ten groups want to force the federal government to protect the elusive wolverines.

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