Environment

Environment & Planning

Desmond O'Boyle

As world leaders gather in Paris at the Global Climate Summit this week environmental activists around the world held rallies and marches asking political leaders to develop a comprehensive plan addressing climate change.

Very Old Firewood Tells A Tale Of Flammable Forests

Nov 28, 2015
John Marshall

A photographer from Wenatchee (Washington) has made a revealing discovery at the scene of a remote and long-abandoned fire lookout. Who knew a pile of very old firewood could tell a story? Correspondent Tom Banse brings it to us.

Seafloor Samples Reveal Ghosts Of Blobs Past

Nov 27, 2015
Dan Ayres / Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

A huge mass of warm water in the Pacific Ocean is causing problems off the coast of Oregon and Washington. The so-called “blob” is being blamed for toxic algae blooms, which have caused marine mammal deaths and crabbing closures. New evidence shows this isn’t the first time the blob has appeared off the Northwest coast.

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.

Wikipedia

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.

Wikipedia

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.

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