Environment

Environment & Planning

Jordan Cove Energy Project

Friday the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission denied an application to build a liquefied natural gas, or LNG, pipeline in Southern Oregon. The decision states the Pacific Connector Pipeline’s benefits do not outweigh its adverse effects on landowners.

Rachael McDonald

Attorneys for the U.S. Government Wednesday asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by 21 youths who want immediate action to curtail climate change. Hundreds of schoolchildren watched the hearing in Eugene.

Bryan M. Vance / OPB

Glass manufacturing is in the spotlight since high levels of cadmium and arsenic were traced to a Portland factory last month. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald checked in with Lane Regional Air Protection Agency to find out if there’s reason to be concerned about local glass-makers.

New Map Examines Oregon's Landslide Areas

Feb 26, 2016
landslides.usgs.gov

More than a third of Oregon has high or very high landslide susceptibility. That's according to a recently released map by the State Department of Geology. High risk areas are categorized by historic slide activity, slope, and land composition. This is the first time since 1982, when the U.S. Geological Survey published a nationwide overview, that Oregon's slide hotspots were identified. Ali Ryan Hansen is a spokeswoman for the State Department of Geology.

www.independent.co.uk Phgotographer Kate Brooks

The trafficking of certain animal parts around the world continues to encourage the black market poaching of endangered species. Following the failure of a bill in the State legislature to ban the commercial sale of certain animal parts, the group Save Endangered Animals Oregon, have decided to put the bill directly to voters. KLCC’s Desmond O’Boyle speaks with Campaign Director, Scott Beckstead.

The Oregonian

During a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee meeting, Oregon U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley pressed the top official on air quality to investigate the recent discovery of heavy metals in Portland.

Rachael McDonald / Hoodoo Ski Area

The National Weather Service says Oregon’s Cascade Mountains are at 105 percent of normal for snowpack at this time of year. That’s making snow enthusiasts happy.

Brian Davies / Register Guard (pool)

Next month, a federal judge in Eugene will hear arguments asking him to dismiss a lawsuit brought by 21 young people against the government demanding it do more to combat climate change. 

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has released plans for its newest state park, just south of Tillamook.

wikipedia

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is lowering Cougar Reservoir in order to do what it says is urgently needed repair work.

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