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Bend

With innovations, Bend parks use less irrigation water

With innovations, Bend parks use less irrigation waterWith help from the new system, a warm but not hot fall, and skipping watering days to accommodate an abundance of park events, the district trimmed its water use by nearly 20 percent last year.
  • Bend
  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Green

Sea star babies offer hope amid mass deaths in Pacific

Sea star babies offer hope amid mass deaths in PacificAmid a troubling disease that has wiped out millions of sea stars up and down the West Coast, researchers are reporting seeing hundreds of juvenile sea stars at scattered sites.
  • Green
  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
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Trash, trucks, dead animals found dumped in Yacolt forest

Trash, trucks, dead animals found dumped in Yacolt forestThe Washington Department of Natural Resources has found everything from bags of household trash and computers, to items as large as old cars and trucks, and even dead farm animals.
  • Green
  • 5 days, 18 hours ago
Green

Bee deaths could impact Oregon wine industry

Bee deaths could impact Oregon wine industryOregon's multi-billion-dollar wine industry is facing a new crisis and it's not because of the heat or too little rain. It's all about the bees.
  • Green
  • 6 days, 12 hours ago
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More rocks, noxious gases face Mt. Hood climbers this season

More rocks, noxious gases face Mt. Hood climbers this seasonClimbing experts are warning our low snowpack could make for one of the most dangerous climbing seasons in years on Mt. Hood.
  • Green
  • 1 week ago
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At least five faults could create earthquakes in Portland

At least five faults could create earthquakes in PortlandWe often hear geologists talking about the Cascadia Subduction Zone. That's the deep fault off our coast that could produce the "big one."
  • Green
  • 1 week ago
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Millions raised to save Sturgeon Lake on Sauvie Island

Millions raised to save Sturgeon Lake on Sauvie IslandA $7 million restoration project will begin in the summer of 2017 to save Sturgeon Lake on Sauvie Island.
  • Green
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Warm 'blob' causes early maturing of Ore. oysters

Warm 'blob' causes early maturing of Ore. oystersWhile an apparent warm blob in the Pacific Ocean is harming some marine life, it's actually benefiting the oysters being grown along our coast.
  • Green
  • 2 weeks ago
Green

5 organizations sue Army Corps for cormorant-killing plan

5 organizations sue Army Corps for cormorant-killing planA group of five conservation and animal welfare organizations filed a lawsuit Monday to try and halt an Army Corps of Engineers plan to kill thousands of cormorants at the mouth of the Columbia River.
  • Green
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Green

Group protests proposed Nestle bottled water plant in Gorge

Group protests proposed Nestle bottled water plant in GorgeProtesters lined Portland's Hawthorne Bridge Thursday morning, protesting a proposed Nestle bottled water plant in the Columbia River Gorge.
  • Green
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Green

Mult. Co. has fourth highest diesel pollution in U.S.

Mult. Co. has fourth highest diesel pollution in U.S.It may be hard to believe, especially since Portlanders like to view ourselves as environmentally conscious, but Multnomah County has the fourth highest diesel pollution when compared to other counties in the United States.
  • Green
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
News

Shred Day at KGW on Apr. 24

Shred Day at KGW on Apr. 24Shred Day is back, and you can get rid of your documents for free on Friday, April 24.
  • News
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Animals

Portland airport uses goats, llama to clear invasive plants

Portland airport uses goats, llama to clear invasive plantsIn a city that loves its goats, the Portland International Airport now has a temporary herd.
  • Animals
  • 3 weeks ago
Willamette Valley

Slaughterhouse allegedly dumping blood, waste in Willamette River

Slaughterhouse allegedly dumping blood, waste in Willamette RiverAn environmental group has threatened to sue a Lane County slaughterhouse and meat packer, saying it discharged blood and other liquid waste in violation of the federal Clean Water Act.
  • Willamette Valley
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Local

Snowpack dips to extreme lows on Mt. Hood

Snowpack dips to extreme lows on Mt. HoodHyrdologist Julie Kaberle trekked through snow to the survey site just below Timberline and it was the lowest she's ever seen it.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Green

Oregon state worker grows rare plants in nursery

Oregon state worker grows rare plants in nurseryPaul Benton looks down a 900-foot-long row of large-flowered woolly meadowfoam and he's seeing more of this endangered and extremely rare plant than most botanists could possibly see in their lifetimes.
  • Green
  • 4 weeks ago
Green

Two Ore. rivers in Top 10 'Most Endangered' list

Two Ore. rivers in Top 10 'Most Endangered' listA national environmental advocacy group has named two Oregon rivers among the worst in the nation, in terms of outdated dams, wild and scenic designations, and harmful development and pollution.
  • Green
  • 4 weeks ago
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Gov. Brown: Drought emergencies in 5 Ore. counties

Gov. Brown: Drought emergencies in 5 Ore. countiesOregon Gov. Kate Brown has declared drought emergencies in three more counties - Crook, Harney, and Klamath - due to low water levels and record low snowpack.
  • Green
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
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No mountain snow could hurt fish, shipping, recreation

No mountain snow could hurt fish, shipping, recreationSpring has sprung, but after an unusually warm winter there's almost no snow in the mountains to refresh our streams and rivers.
  • Green
  • 1 month ago
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Portland bans pesticides harmful to bees

Portland bans pesticides harmful to beesThe Portland City Council has banned the use by the city of a class of pesticides particularly harmful to bees, including one that is the most effective control of a pest that attacks roses - the city's symbol.
  • Green
  • 1 month ago
Business

Gorge fruit growers worry of summer drought

Gorge fruit growers worry of summer droughtBrian Nakamura won't be harvesting pears for several more months, but he's already worried that he won't have enough water to irrigate his orchard through the summer.
  • Business
  • 1 month ago
Green

OSU researcher makes alarming 'intersex' fish discovery

OSU researcher makes alarming 'intersex' fish discoveryAn alarming discovery off the coast of France a mile below the ocean surface: Fish with both male and female organs.
  • Green
  • 1 month ago
News

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits off Vancouver Island

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits off Vancouver IslandThe U.S. Geological Survey says a moderate earthquake struck west of Vancouver Island.
  • News
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Local

Oregon House votes to outlaw hunting with drones

Oregon House votes to outlaw hunting with dronesLawmakers in the Oregon House agree unanimously that drones should not be used for hunting or fishing.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Green

More early eruption monitors proposed for Mt. Hood

More early eruption monitors proposed for Mt. HoodThe U.S. Geological Survey-Cascades Volcano Observatory wants to put more monitors on Mt. Hood as an early warning system against a future eruption.
  • Green
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
KGW Investigates

1 million tons of tsunami debris still floating in Pacific

1 million tons of tsunami debris still floating in PacificFour years after a deadly earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, lost items are still washing ashore in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
  • KGW Investigates
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
KGW Investigates

Nearly 2 million phone books arrive in metro area

Nearly 2 million phone books arrive in metro areaMany residents say they don't want phone books, but most still have them delivered to their doorsteps. KGW investigates why this still happens and how you can opt out.
  • KGW Investigates
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Governor Brown signs Oregon low-carbon fuels bill

Governor Brown signs Oregon low-carbon fuels billGov. Kate Brown has signed a controversial climate change bill that was a top priority for former Gov. John Kitzhaber.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Local

App makes paying for parking easier at Washington Park

App makes paying for parking easier at Washington ParkThere's a new way to pay for parking in Portland's Washington Park.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Green

Portland not as prepared as Japan for major earthquake

Portland not as prepared as Japan for major earthquakePortland geotechnical engineer Allison Pyrch says there's a lot of similarities between the earthquake that struck Japan four years ago and the one scientists say will hit the Pacific Northwest at any time.
  • Green
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago