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How Growing A Lawn Can Help Slow Climate Change

Lawns are good for the environment in one important way: they capture carbon emitted into the atmosphere, and that helps slow climate change, according to new research from the University of Oregon.

by Diane Dietz

New research gives lawn owners a reason to feel good about their environmental impact. Those expanses of green can actually slow climate change by collecting and holding carbon.


WA Lands Commissioner Accepts Timber Cash Despite Pledge Not To

April 15, 2014 | by AP

Washington’s Wildfire Season Officially Starts Tuesday

April 14, 2014 | by Tom Banse

Uncertain Future For Idaho’s Boulder-White Clouds

April 14, 2014 | by Aaron Kunz

Fish Biologists To Reassess Proposed Timberline Lodge Mountain Biking

April 11, 2014 | by Devan Schwartz

Oregon Considers Unloading Unprofitable State Forest, Official Says

April 11, 2014 | by News-Review

Oregon GMO Panel Holds First Meeting

April 10, 2014 | by Devan Schwartz

Federal Government Blazes Ahead On Comprehensive Fire Management Plan

April 9, 2014 | by Devan Schwartz

Groups Negotiate To End Megaloads Lawsuit

April 9, 2014 | by AP

Gov’t Announces First Timber Salvage Sale After Oregon Wildfires

April 7, 2014 | by Jeff Duewel

Pollution Is Not The Top Priority At Oso Landslide Site, But It Is A Concern

April 7, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

New Information Released In Southern Oregon Chemical Spraying Case

April 4, 2014 | by Amelia Templeton

Timber Company Says It Will Clearcut If It Buys Public Forestland

April 3, 2014 | by Devan Schwartz

Living In The Shadow Of Landslide Risk

April 3, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Washington DNR Investigates Out-Of-Bounds Clear-Cut, Other Possible Factors In Oso Landslide

April 2, 2014 | by John Ryan

Washington State Tells Feds Hanford Cleanup Must Go Faster

April 2, 2014 | by Anna King

Landslide Mapping An Unfinished Task for Geologists

April 1, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Would Oregon Forestry Rules Have Stopped Logging Above The Oso Landslide?

March 27, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Landside Expert: More Mapping, Better Insurance Needed In The Northwest

March 27, 2014 | by KUOW

Geologists: More Than 30 Small Quakes Rattle Mount Hood

March 27, 2014 | by AP

Concern Over Landslide-Logging Connection Near Oso Is Decades Old

March 26, 2014 | by John Ryan

Latest Landslide Science Not Connecting With County Planning

March 26, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Hanford Fumes Lead Some Workers To Seek Medical Attention

March 26, 2014 | by Anna King

Authorities Relieved As Flow Levels Return To Normal Post-Landslide

March 24, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

EPA Releases State Data On Toxic Chemicals Released Into Environment

March 24, 2014 | by Tracy Loew

Oregon Attorney General Orders Release of Pesticide Investigation Records

March 24, 2014 | by Amelia Templeton

EarthFix Conversation: A Geologist’s Take On The Tragic Stillaguamish Landslide

March 23, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Stopping A Stink Bug Invasion

March 19, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Congress Studies New Way To Fund Massive Wildfires

March 17, 2014 | by Scott Graf

Southern Oregon Environmental Group Threatened By Miners

March 17, 2014 | by AP

Tree Sitters Don’t Buy Logging Designed To Mimic Nature


by Amelia Templeton, Tony Schick

Protesters have spent the past six months living in the woods on a ridge near Roseburg, Oregon to try to prevent logging on the site. It sounds like an old story, but there’s a new twist. A forestry professor says the logging was designed to mimic nature.


Map: New Wildfire Data Goes Interactive

by Tony Schick

New wildfire data published for the first time this year by the U.S. Forest Service is available in an interactive map from EarthFix.


Study: Development Along Oregon, Washington Public Forests Has More Than Doubled

by Tony Schick

Development on the edge of public forests has more than doubled since the mid 1970s in Oregon and Washington, which has a host of ecological consequences, including higher risk of wildfires and invasive species spread.



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