Environment

Environment & Planning

Rachael McDonald

Oregonians can expect some relief from the string of very hot days we’ve been experiencing. The National Weather Service is forecasting a cooling trend as we head into the weekend.

Kevin Mooney / Northwest News Network

This Wednesday could be among the hottest days on record in Eugene.There’s an excessive heat warning in effect for the Willamette Valley and south-west Oregon this week.

Oregon State University

Researchers at Oregon State University have embarked on a long term study of an elusive threatened seabird along the west coast. The goal is find out more about the marbled murrelet to better inform conservation efforts.

Oregon Lags Behind in Wind and Solar Energy

Jul 27, 2017
Oregon Department of Transportation

A report issued by the Environment Oregon Research and Policy Center shows that despite rapid growth of renewable energy facilities in Oregon, the state still lags behind the rest of the country in solar and wind energy.

USFWS / Flickr.com

It’s been more than a decade since White-Nose Syndrome began ravaging bat populations across the East Coast. Now the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has given out more than a million dollars in grants to 37 states, to monitor and study the fungal disease. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, this now includes the Pacific Northwest.  

Eugene's First Community Bee Count Saturday

Jul 12, 2017
Wikimedia Commons

There are over 500 species of bees in Oregon, 250 of which can be found in the Willamette valley. You can help count them at the first annual community bee count being held in Eugene Saturday, July 15.


Oregon Dept. of Forestry

Conservation groups are cheering Monday after the Joint Ways and Means Committee in Salem advanced $100 million in bonds to protect the Elliott State Forest.  Eugene-based Cascadia Wildlands has been fighting for years to keep the forest from being logged.

Rachael McDonald

A trial date has been set for the climate lawsuit brought against the federal government by 21 young people. Federal Judge Ann Aiken  will hear the case beginning February 5th in Eugene.

US Forest Service

Both folks and fish can have their way, thanks to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Siuslaw National Forest’s new mitigation project at Bull Creek.


Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) wants volunteers in the Mid-Willamette Valley to help determine what is in their groundwater.

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