Environment

Environment & Planning

Wind & Rain Hit The Coast and Willamette Valley

Oct 12, 2016
Kyra Buckley/KLCC

Western Oregon will see stormy weather the rest of the week and through the weekend. Winds along the coast could reach up to 80 MPH.

Wolf
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Based on a recent poll, most Oregonians feel the state took wolves off the endangered species list too early. Conservation groups commissioned the poll.

Drought Weakens Oregon's Conifer Trees

Oct 9, 2016
Rachael McDonald

Oregon has seen record drought the last couple of years, and it’s taken a toll on the state’s conifers. But it’s not just water stress killing these trees—insects and disease that thrive in drier weather are just as deadly.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Four conservation groups have filed a lawsuit against the Oregon Board of Forestry. They say the agency isn’t doing enough to protect a threatened seabird.

Lane County

This week Lane County Commissioners decided to change how weeds and invasive species are managed on roadways. This shift ends a "last resort" policy on the use of herbicides.

Brian Bull

Eugene’s newest middle school was made official today, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, Roosevelt Middle School boasts a variety of eco-friendly features.

Brian Bull

Activists against the Dakota Access oil pipeline development in the Midwest held an international “Day of Action” today.  Among the dozen protest sites in the Pacific Northwest, was Cottage Grove.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Kyra Buckley

The University of Oregon Foundation announced it will stop its investments in carbon-based fuel sources. The decision comes after a robust campaign from students demanding the university divest from fossil fuels. But it is not clear what spurred the foundation's choice.

Rachael McDonald

Federal Judge Ann Aiken heard from attorneys Tuesday in a case that 21 young people have brought against the Obama Administration over climate change.  the audience for the hearing overflowed into two other rooms at the Eugene Federal Courthouse and in courtrooms in Portland.

Chris Orsinger

A project to restore wildlife habitat on the Willamette River near Eugene has reached a milestone.  Non-profit groups collaborated on Turtle Flats to reconnect 21 former gravel ponds.

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