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The weekend’s storms brought 20 to 30 inches of new snow to Oregon’s high cascades. Forecasters say another warmer, wet storm is coming.

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An endangered olive ridley sea turtle is under intensive care at the Oregon Coast Aquarium's animal rehabilitation unit after it was spotted in distress on a beach.

Amanda Butt

In an effort to reduce particulate matter this winter, a pilot program is providing affordable, seasoned firewood to Oakridge and Westfir residents. Seasoned firewood has been dried out for at least 6 months, reducing the amount of moisture burning back into the air. Lane Regional Air Protection Agency Spokeswoman Jo Niehaus says wintertime air pollution is pretty bad in Oakridge; especially when the air is stagnant.

HooDoo Resort

With Mount Bachelor open for the season, Hoodoo and Willamette Pass aren't far behind, especially with this weekend's forecast of lots and lots of snow.

After nearly 20 years in a legal gray zone, medical marijuana in California is being brought under regulation. But clandestine pot cultivation continues. Illegal grows on public land are especially notorious for causing a range of environmental problems. Now, there's new research that zeroes in on the toll these trespass grows take on threatened wildlife.

WA Fish & Wildlife

Oregon crab fishers are ready to go out in the water but the latest tests have shown toxin levels in the crustaceans off the south coast that are still a cause for concern. The state has continued its delay of the commercial Dungeness crab season coast wide. 


Farmers challenging a Southern Oregon county’s voter-approved ban on genetically engineered crops have agreed to settle. If approved by the court, Oregon’s first countywide ban will have cleared a final legal hurdle.

Recorded on: Friday December 4th, 2015

Air Date: Monday December 7th, 2015

Seven times in the past two years, Oregon was the site of bee die-offs involving hundreds of thousands of bees. Each event was associated with the use of neonicotinoid pesticides. Bees are vital to a functional ecosystem — and food production.

Q&A: Are The Klamath Restoration Agreements In Trouble?

Dec 7, 2015
Devan Schwartz/OPB

People have been fighting about scarce water resources in the Klamath Basin in Southern Oregon and Northern California for decades. 

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