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April 17, 2014

Ranchers And Tribes’ Klamath Agreement Shifts The Hard Work To Congress

Friday's ceremonial acknowledgement of a new agreement in the Klamath Basin shifts the hard work of consensus building from the drought-afflicted region stradling Oregon and California to the U.S. Congress.

WA Lands Commissioner Defends Taking Timber Money Despite Vow

Washington Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark's relationship with the timber industry he regulates has changed dramatically since the two-term Democrat first ran for the office six years ago.

Interior Secretary Launches National Park Week At Crater Lake

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will launch National Park Week by joining students from the Network Charter School in Eugene, Ore. for an educational snowshoe walk along the Hemlock Trail at Crater Lake National Park.

Washington Congresswoman Airs Oil Terminal Concerns

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., visited Vancouver, Wash. this week and spoke against a proposed oil-by-rail terminal in the city, citing train safety concerns.

April 16, 2014

Tribe Reopens Olympic Peninsula Lake After Pollution Concerns

The president of the Quinault Indian Nation says the tribe has decided to reopen Lake Quinault to nontribal use under new regulations.

California Delays Decision On Protecting Gray Wolf

A California state board says it needs more time to hear from the public before deciding whether to list gray wolves as an endangered species in California.

Oregon DEQ Begins Jordan Cove Air Permit Review

The window to submit comments about Jordan Cove’s air contaminant discharge permit application to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is closed. Now, the DEQ begins drafting the permit.

Endangered Salmon Migrate Via Trucks Around Cracked Dam

The Columbia River will remain drawn down at least until June because of the cracked Wanapum Dam in southeast Washington.

April 15, 2014

How Growing A Lawn Can Help Slow Climate Change

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.

Portland Is In Top 20 For Solar Energy

Portland is listed at No. 15 among the top 20 solar-powered U.S. cities. The work of non-profits is credited for helping bring more solar power to the city's homes and enterprises.