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Aug. 25, 2014

Citizen Review Panel Split On Measure 92

If the vote by a Citizens’ Initiative Review panel is any indication, the arguments will be robust for and against a proposed requirement for labeling of GMO foods.

Oregon’s Famous Wolf To Be Recollared

Biologists plan to recapture and re-collar OR-7, ­Oregon’s famous wandering wolf that is now a settled father of pups.

Aug. 24, 2014

Northwest Researchers Work To Boost Geothermal Power

There’s been a lot of hype around geothermal power, which uses heat from the below the earth’s surface to provide energy. Several Northwest researchers are hoping to push this form of renewable energy forward.

Aug. 22, 2014

Biologists Discover Landlocked Chinook Salmon In Oregon

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists have discovered the first documented examples of Oregon chinook salmon spawning without swimming to the ocean and back.

Oregon Approves Subsidies For Oil Transport, Not For Coal

The Oregon Transportation Commission has approved nearly $5 million in public subsidies for rail and dock infrastructure tied to a controversial oil-by-rail project. It denied funding for a coal export dock.

A Visit To The Largest Elwha River Dam In Its Final Moments

On the Olympic Peninsula, just 30 feet of concrete dam stand between the Elwha River and its freedom. Next week, it'll be gone.

Aug. 21, 2014

Washington Approves Killing Wolves After Livestock Attacks

A rancher in northeastern Washington will be allowed to shoot wolves approaching his herd of sheep. State officials made the decision after they confirmed wolves killed dozens of his sheep.

Feds Consider Grizzly Bear Reintroduction In Washington Cascades

The National Park Service says it has launched a three-year process to determine whether to reintroduce grizzly bears into the North Cascade Mountains of Washington state.

EPA Says Idaho Must Clean Up The Air In The Silver Valley

The EPA has given the state of Idaho notice that a corner of the Idaho panhandle isn't meeting stricter new air quality standards. The agency intends to change that by forcing the state to reduce what are called “fine particulates” in the air.

Aug. 20, 2014

Tribes Rally To Demand Water For Klamath Salmon

Members of three Northern California Indian tribes rallied outside a federal water agency office in Sacramento to demand more water be released from reservoirs to prevent the spread of a parasite among salmon returning to the Klamath River to spawn.