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The fragile comeback of wolves to Oregon is deepening a cultural divide over how much protection they need.

Darryl Ivy

An Oregon company that sprayed pesticides with a suspended license now faces 180 thousand dollars in fines and a five-year license suspension. It’s the largest penalty for an aerial pesticide sprayer in Oregon.

Scientists have found dozens of poisoned dolphins, whales and sea lions off the West Coast this year. They tested positive for a toxin caused by a massive algae bloom.

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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to remove gray wolves from the state endangered species list. The agency will make this recommendation at a meeting Next Monday in Salem.

Jes Burns / Earthfix

As cooler, wetter weather comes to the Northwest, wildfire season is rapidly coming to a close.
This year’s fires are leaving behind more than just charred forests. They’re setting the stage for what’s expected to be a fundamental shift in the landscape. Because of a changing climate, what grows back could permanently look very different than what was there before.

Winter Wreaths On Good Gardening

Nov 2, 2015

 

Hi, I'm Master Gardener John Fischer with KLCC's Good Gardening.  People have been bring conifer greens into their homes in winter to remind them that spring will come again for thousands of years.

Oregon Department of Forestry

Recorded on: Oct. 30th, 2015

Air Date: Nov. 2nd, 2015

The State of Oregon is on course to sell the Elliott State Forest, a tract of 93,000 acres in Coos and Douglas County.

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The National Weather Service is predicting rain and a drop in temperatures this weekend in Oregon. The "Pineapple Express" weather pattern is a subtropical moisture pocket that follows the jet stream, and many times, ends up hitting the northwest. Clinton Rocky is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Portland. He says snow isn't likely in the high country Friday or Saturday, but…

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife

An invasive crayfish species has been found in drainage from the Willamette River. This is the first time Ringed crayfish have been discovered this far north. Rick Boatner is the invasive species coordinator for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Boatner: "It's at the upper end of the Willamette drainage and if they repeat what they've done down in Southern Oregon, in places like the Rogue, the Umpqua, they're going to quickly become the dominant crayfish species in that system and eventually, probably all the way down."

Lena Jackson

Lead and arsenic used decades ago in pesticides are still lingering in the topsoil of Pacific Northwest apple country. That poses a health risk for children who come in close contact with dirt -- in the backyards and playgrounds developed from former orchards.

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