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Destructive Oregon Wildfire Threatens Homes

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Authorities say the wildfire burning in Oregon's wind-swept Columbia River Gorge has destroyed a home, damaged two others and is threatening 740 more. Full Story

Western Wildfires

posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:27 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A north-central Washington sheriff issued an urgent evacuation notice late Thursday for the wildfire-threatened small town of Pateros and officials were also evacuating a hospital in a nearby town, authorities... Full Story

Oregon Loses 1 in 5 Bee Colonies over the Winter

posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:34 AM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — One in five of the state's commercial honeybee colonies did not survive the winter, according to data Oregon State University released Monday.  The school's experts say that if that kind of winter mortality... Full Story

Oregon Hopes To Be First State To Map GMO Fields

posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:45 PM

If the mapping goes ahead, Oregon would be the first state to map fields and mandate preventive measures for modified crops. Advocates say Oregon could become a model for the rest of the nation. Full Story

8 States Sign Action Plan to Promote Clean Cars

posted on June 6, 2014 at 9:13 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eight states on the East and West coasts have formally committed to working together to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the nation's roads by 2025.The so-called "action plan" released Thursday follows last... Full Story

Oregon Counties Ban Genetically Modified Crops

posted on May 23, 2014 at 10:56 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Residents of southern Oregon's agriculture-heavy Rogue Valley have voted to ban genetically modified crops from the area, setting up the next stage of a fight that has gained widespread attention. Companies that... Full Story

Scientists Want to Breed Fish to be Better Biters

posted on April 25, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Oregon (AP) -- In a lifetime of fishing for winter steelhead on Oregon's Alsea River, Stan Steele has seen it get harder and harder to hook into hatchery-bred fish. Instead, he has found he is more likely to hook the wild variety, whose numbers... Full Story

Lawsuits could lead to changes at fish hatcheries

posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:38 PM

People on the West Coast have counted on fish hatcheries for more than a century to help rebuild populations of salmon and steelhead decimated by overfishing, logging, mining, agriculture and hydroelectric dams, and bring them to a level where... Full Story

Onion Growers Cheer Expected Water Rule Changes

posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:46 PM

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is writing food safety rules to prevent contamination from the likes of salmonella and E. coli bacteria, and its first take made onion growers unhappy. Full Story

Christmas Tree Growers Face Challenges Across the Nation

posted on December 13, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Christmas Tree Growers Face Challenges Across the Nation
America’s first commercial Christmas tree farms sprouted on the east coast more than a century ago. But the family tradition of harvesting your own holiday flora remains strong across the country. Full Story

Oregon Police Use Google Earth to Bust Pot Garden

posted on October 25, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Police say the view from space helped them bust a medical marijuana garden with too many plants in Southern Oregon. Full Story

Oregon Drone Mission: Keeping Spuds Happy

posted on June 27, 2013 at 4:48 PM

The Federal Aviation Administration recently authorized the use of drones to fly over Oregon State University potato fields to search for unhealthy plants. Full Story

Tree Netting Planned To Protect Oregon Bees

posted on June 21, 2013 at 11:43 AM

WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) -- Workers on Friday plan to wrap bee-proof netting around blooming trees in the parking lot of an Oregon shopping center in an attempt to prevent the deaths of more bees. Portland-area bee experts with the Xerces... Full Story

Kansas Farmer sues Monsanto over GMO Wheat discovery

posted on June 7, 2013 at 4:13 PM

A Kansas farmer has sued seed giant Monsanto over last week's discovery of genetically engineered experimental wheat in an 80-acre field in Oregon, claiming the company's gross negligence hurt U.S. growers by driving down wheat prices and... Full Story

Monsanto: Modified wheat 'isolated occurence'

posted on June 7, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Monsanto Co. said a genetically modified test strain of wheat that emerged to the surprise of an Oregon farmer last month was likely the result of an accident or deliberate mixing of seeds. Full Story
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