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Education

OSU plans ambitious forestry complex

OSU plans ambitious forestry complexThe Oregon State University College of Forestry is moving ahead with plans for a new $60 million forest science complex to expand classroom, office and lab space and position the college as a leader in advanced wood products engineering.
  • Education
  • 2 weeks ago
Green

Christmas trees help salmon habitat on Ore. coast

Christmas trees help salmon habitat on Ore. coastLocal Fisherman want your Christmas trees.
  • Green
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

Weatherizing your home can increase radon risk

Weatherizing your home can increase radon riskFrancis says by weatherizing your home you may be unknowingly putting you and your family at risk of radon.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
News

12 earthquakes rock Texas near championship game site

12 earthquakes rock Texas near championship game siteA swarm of 12 earthquakes in two days have rocked a small town in Texas, near where the Ducks and Buckeyes will play the CFP championship game Monday.
  • News
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Ducks

Ohio St. symbol is a heritage tree in Portland

Ohio St. symbol is a heritage tree in Portland"These things traditionally grow from Ontario down to Nashville," said Larry Maginnis, an urban forester with the City of Portland.
  • Ducks
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Health

Radon reports released for Oregon, Clark County

Radon reports released for Oregon, Clark CountyA new study found that one out of every five homes in Clark County has high levels of radon, a naturally occurring but potentially deadly gas.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Animals

Tropical sea turtle stranded on NW beach dies

Tropical sea turtle stranded on NW beach diesAn Olive Ridley sea turtle that washed ashore in southwest Washington Monday has died, according to the Seattle Aquarium.
  • Animals
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Green

Ways to keep your home energy efficient in cold weather

Ways to keep your home energy efficient in cold weatherIt looks like we'll be ringing in the new year with some frigid weather.
  • Green
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Green

Ore. hatchery malfunctions, trout dumped in fishing spots

Ore. hatchery malfunctions, trout dumped in fishing spotsMalfunctioning gates at a dam on the McKenzie River have led state biologists to release more than 50,000 hatchery trout into Willamette Valley fishing spots at a time of year when there's not enough food to give them a good chance to survive.
  • Green
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Local

Small earthquake in central Washington; no damage

Small earthquake in central Washington; no damageThe Washington state Emergency Management agency says no damage has been reported from a small quake that hit central Washington near Entiat on Monday afternoon.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Green

Portland energy company pleads guilty in 370 bird deaths

Portland energy company pleads guilty in 370 bird deathsWind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming.
  • Green
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Green

How to recycle electronics including computers, TVs

How to recycle electronics including computers, TVsBefore you go and toss your old ones in the trash - a reminder: Here in Oregon, you're not allowed to throw computers, monitors or TVs in the garbage.
  • Green
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Green

Forest Service: Thin 100K acres of Oregon forest

Forest Service: Thin 100K acres of Oregon forestA team of scientists in northeastern Oregon has proposed a 10-year project to thin 100,000 acres of national forest that's dense with underbrush and at risk for a big fire.
  • Green
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Green

OSU researchers develop tool to assess landslide risk

OSU researchers develop tool to assess landslide riskHow stable is the land beneath your home?
  • Green
  • 2 months ago
Politics

Oregon GMO Measure 92 headed for recount

Oregon GMO Measure 92 headed for recountTallies of the last remaining ballots show an Oregon measure that would require labeling of genetically modified foods lost by only 809 votes and is headed for an automatic recount.
  • Politics
  • 2 months ago
Green

First all-electric cab service planned for Portland

First all-electric cab service planned for PortlandPretty soon the Tesla Model S may be your taxi.
  • Green
  • 2 months ago
Health

Wash. to sue over Hanford nuclear site's tank vapors

Wash. to sue over Hanford nuclear site's tank vaporsWashington plans to sue the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractor to protect workers from hazardous vapors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear site.
  • Health
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Green

Stormwater could kill salmon, but 'rain gardens' help

Stormwater could kill salmon, but 'rain gardens' helpAlarming new research about the relationship between storm water runoff and salmon shows that all the rainwater that washes off our roads and highways may be killing the fish.
  • Green
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Green

Study: Virus killed millions of sea stars on West Coast

Study: Virus killed millions of sea stars on West CoastScientists have isolated a virus they are pretty sure is causing the mysterious disease that has killed millions of sea stars.
  • Green
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Life

Tips for winterizing your home before cold weather hits

Tips for winterizing your home before cold weather hitsWe all know it's coming. And the experts say we'd better be ready for it.
  • Life
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Green

Opposition shuts down Oregon beach smoking ban

Opposition shuts down Oregon beach smoking banA plan to ban smoking on Oregon's beaches that ran into substantial opposition has been shelved.
  • Green
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Green

Landslide season starts early in Oregon

Landslide season starts early in Oregon"This is an early start to the landslide season," said Scott Burns, a geology professor at Portland State University.
  • Green
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Vancouver

Vancouver residents want wildlife area cleaned up

Vancouver residents want wildlife area cleaned upIt's a dirty problem that many Vancouver resident say needs to be cleaned up: Illegal dumping at a State wildlife area.
  • Vancouver
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Features

Graffiti found in 3 more national parks in West

Graffiti found in 3 more national parks in WestThe National Park Service says it has found more graffiti in some of the West's most scenic locations in a case that sparked an uproar on social media last week.
  • Features
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
News

Shred Day at KGW Friday, Nov. 7

Shred Day at KGW Friday, Nov. 7Shred Day is back, and you can get rid of your documents for free on Friday, Nov. 7.
  • News
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Green

Washington businesses push for climate change action

Washington businesses push for climate change actionDozens of Washington state businesses such as REI, Microsoft Corp. and Virginia Mason are calling for action to tackle climate change.
  • Green
  • 3 months ago
Green

Restoration project brings salmon back to Portland park

Restoration project brings salmon back to Portland parkA celebration at a Portland park will have extra meaning because along with a major restoration of the park the creek that runs though it is healthier too.
  • Green
  • 3 months ago
Green

Oregon GMO measure poised to set spending record

Oregon GMO measure poised to set spending recordA ballot measure that would require labels on genetically engineered foods is poised to reach an Oregon spending record.
  • Green
  • 3 months ago
Green

Watch for Japanese transponders on Oregon coast

Watch for Japanese transponders on Oregon coastScientists are asking Oregon beachcombers and anglers to watch for bright orange transponders on the shore.
  • Green
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Local

Utility pulls plug on Puget Sound tidal power plan

Utility pulls plug on Puget Sound tidal power planA utility has pulled the plug on a project that would have tested generating electricity from tidal waters flowing in and out of Puget Sound.
  • Local
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago