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Stellar Sea Lions
6:02 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Sea Lions At Bonneville Dam Ate Estimated 2500 Sturgeon

Biologists say the sea lions that scoop up fish at the foot of Bonneville dam on the Columbia river have killed more sturgeon this year than salmon. Amelia Templeton reports.

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Oregon And California Railroad Lands
5:55 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Governor’s Panel Will Explore Logging Proposals For O And C Lands

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has created a panel to try to end a stalemate over federal forest lands that once belonged to the corrupt Oregon and California railroad.

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Oregon Logging Panel
5:45 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Oregon Governor’s Panel Will Explore Logging Proposals for Railroad Lands

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has created a panel to try to end a stalemate over federal forest lands that once belonged to a corrupt railroad. Amelia Templeton explains.

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2012 Fire Season
6:22 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

2012 Wildfires In The Northwest Have Burned Record Number Of Acres

The Forest Service and BLM say 2012 has been the worst fire season in the last 100 years. Oregon and Washington have reported fewer fires than average, but a record number of acres burned.

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Wave Energy
4:24 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Poll Shows Strong Support For Wave Energy On Oregon Coast

Residents along the Oregon Coast are big supporters of wave energy, according to survey results released today. Developers have identified Oregon as one of the best places in the United States to install wave energy buoys.

The survey asked coastal 400 residents, from Tillamook to Brookings, what they thought of building new infrastructure in the ocean to capture energy from waves. 78 percent said they supported more development. Support dropped to 61 percent when people were asked about development in their communities.

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Klamath Basin Wetlands
6:19 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Conservationists Want More Water in Klamath for Migrating Birds

Conservation groups say one of the largest wetlands on the west coast has been allowed to go virtually dry this fall.

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Elk Hoof Disease
6:50 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Unexplained Hoof Disease Spreads Quickly in Southwest Washington Elk

Biologists are asking for help gathering clues about a hoof disease affecting elk in southwest Washington. They say the disease is severe and spreading quickly. Amelia Templeton of Earthfix has the story.

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Diving Ban
5:52 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Crater Lake National Park Bans Scuba Diving, Fearing Invasives

National park officials have abruptly closed Crater Lake to scuba divers. They say they need time to develop rules to keep invasive species out of the Southern Oregon lake. Amelia Templeton of Earthfix reports.

Scuba diving in Crater Lake is tricky. The lake sits on the Cascade crest at about 6,000 feet. So divers have to take precautions to handle the elevation. And then there’s the steep, rocky trail to the lake shore. Diver Walt Bolton says it’s worth the hike.

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Stream Temperature
7:26 am
Fri August 24, 2012

USDA Funds Effort To Cool Northwest Streams With Credit Trading

Two Oregon conservation groups have a new idea for cooling down streams. Their plan is similar to the credits used to offset carbon emissions. And today, the federal government is backing the plan with a grant. Amelia Templeton of Earthfix explains.

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West Nile Case
7:07 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Oregon Reports One Horse Infected With West Nile Virus

Mosquitos, like this one, are the major transmitter of West Nile Virus.
Photo by Jim Gathany Wikimedia Commons

A horse in Klamath County has tested positive for West Nile virus. It’s the first reported case in a mammal in Oregon this year. Amelia Templeton of Earthfix reports.

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