Environment & Planning

Friends of Trees

In a uniquely Pacific Northwest approach to charity, every University of Oregon touchdown this season will be converted to trees in the ground.


Thanksgiving's the one day of the year that cranberries get a guaranteed spot at most tables across the U.S. But Oregon's south coast farmers are hoping to change that.

Tiffany Eckert

When a homeless camp is abandoned, someone has to go out and clean up the mess. For the last few days, crews with the City of Eugene did some 'housekeeping' in Mauri Jacobs Park on the Willamette River.

Ashley Ahearn / Earthfix

As sea levels rise and the global climate changes, international leaders gathering in Paris this month face increasing pressure to tackle the issue of “climate refugees”.

Some island nations are already looking to move their people to higher ground, even purchasing land elsewhere in preparation.

Here in the Pacific Northwest, one coastal tribe faces a similar choice.

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife

Oregon's Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Monday to remove wolves from the state list of endangered species.


The fragile comeback of wolves to Oregon is deepening a cultural divide over how much protection they need.

Darryl Ivy

An Oregon company that sprayed pesticides with a suspended license now faces 180 thousand dollars in fines and a five-year license suspension. It’s the largest penalty for an aerial pesticide sprayer in Oregon.

Scientists have found dozens of poisoned dolphins, whales and sea lions off the West Coast this year. They tested positive for a toxin caused by a massive algae bloom.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to remove gray wolves from the state endangered species list. The agency will make this recommendation at a meeting Next Monday in Salem.

Jes Burns / Earthfix

As cooler, wetter weather comes to the Northwest, wildfire season is rapidly coming to a close.
This year’s fires are leaving behind more than just charred forests. They’re setting the stage for what’s expected to be a fundamental shift in the landscape. Because of a changing climate, what grows back could permanently look very different than what was there before.