Cascades http://nwpr.org en Tracking An Alpine Frog That "Chuckles" And Beeps For Climate Change Research http://nwpr.org/post/tracking-alpine-frog-chuckles-and-beeps-climate-change-research <p></p><p>Way up in the mountains of the Northwest you’ll find a little amphibian known as the Cascades Frog. This frog thrives in alpine wetlands, which are dependent on snowmelt. But snowpacks are decreasing across the West. And scientists are trying to figure out how the frogs will adapt to their shrinking habitat. And they’re using some pretty interesting research methods to do that.</p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 14:45:53 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 32161 at http://nwpr.org Tracking An Alpine Frog That "Chuckles" And Beeps For Climate Change Research Study: Climate Changes Hurts Winter Tourism http://nwpr.org/post/study-climate-changes-hurts-winter-tourism <p>Warmer winters caused by climate change could make it more difficult to operate ski resorts in the Northwest. That’s according to a new study.</p><p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 00:39:27 +0000 Courtney Flatt 19440 at http://nwpr.org Study: Climate Changes Hurts Winter Tourism Study Shows Climate Change Filling Cascade Meadow with Trees http://nwpr.org/post/study-shows-climate-change-filling-cascade-meadow-trees <p></p><p>A new study from Oregon State University shows that declining snowpack is allowing trees to invade some grassy alpine meadows in the Cascades. Sat, 03 Nov 2012 00:27:08 +0000 Amelia Templeton 17759 at http://nwpr.org Study Shows Climate Change Filling Cascade Meadow with Trees Prominent Oregon Property Tax Activist Dies http://nwpr.org/post/prominent-oregon-property-tax-activist-dies <p>A prominent outspoken Oregon anti-tax tax activist has died of a suspected heart attack. 74-year-old Don McIntire was found Friday morning in his Gresham home. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 23:56:12 +0000 Chris Lehman 16686 at http://nwpr.org Central Wash. Fire Crews Begin To Head Home http://nwpr.org/post/central-wash-fire-crews-begin-head-home <p>Crews are beginning to head home from the biggest wildfires that have been burning for the last two weeks in central Washington. But there are still more than 4,000 people working to contain the blazes on the east slopes of the Washington Cascades. That’s down about 800 from the peak workforce last weekend. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 23:09:12 +0000 Colin Fogarty 15843 at http://nwpr.org Central Wash. Fire Crews Begin To Head Home