Environment

Environment & Planning

Jamie Francis/The OregonianPivot

State water supply levels have Oregon farmers optimistic this year. Last April, mountain snowpack and reservoir levels were much lower than average. This year, talk of drought is somewhat quiet.

Rachael McDonald

A federal magistrate judge in Eugene Friday ruled that a lawsuit brought by 21 teens against the federal government can go to trial. The youth say their constitutional rights are being violated by the government’s inaction on climate change.

It’s not every day that the governors of Oregon and California, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, the head of a major power company, and representatives of multiple tribes all gather at the mouth of a river.  But April 6th was an historic day for the Klamath River.

City of Eugene

South Eugene's Amazon Park Playground will close, and undergo a major renovation this summer. 

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Following months of rehabilitation at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, sea turtles Thunder and Lightning have been transferred to San Diego.

Umpqua National Forest

Oregon forest managers urge people not to pick trillium when hiking in the woods. The white blossoms are an early blooming wildflower in the Pacific Northwest.

City of Corvallis

Corvallis officials want to restore oak savannah on 100 acres of land north of the city. They plan to remove invasive weeds and shrubs and cut down Douglas Fir trees this summer.

Wikipedia

It's Whale Watch Week on the Oregon Coast and with a typically mixed forecast, grab your rain gear and head outside.

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.

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