New rule would ‘clarify’ Clean Water Act protection targets
A federal agency’s proposal to list the White Bluffs bladderpod as a threatened species, despite evidence to the contrary, is an example of how grazing rights are being threatened on public lands, according to U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon.
The Center for Biological Diversity disputes the allegation by the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association and others that environmentalist groups are raking in billions from federal court battles.
Careful grazing can improve the health of forest land, says longtime advocate
Over a period of two years, staff from North Central Public Health District participated with members of Oregon Health Authority and four other Oregon counties to focus on climate change in their respective regions and how it might affect the health of citizens.
Modified fish ladders at central Washington’s damaged Wanapum Dam on the mid-Columbia River appear to be doing the trick for adult spring Chinook salmon headed upstream on their spawning journey.
A newly published scientific study discovered that some resident fish in the lower Columbia River, namely largescale suckers, contain chemicals that health officials have determined can cause health concerns for people who eat large quantities of the fish.
A host of spawning spring Chinook salmon arriving at the lower Columbia River’s Bonneville Dam has coincided with a rush of sea lions eager for a feast.
Trapping led by the states of Oregon and Washington below the Columbia River’s Bonneville Dam continued this week with seven California sea lions captured Tuesday, April 22.
With catch limits near, planned commercial fisheries targeting spring Chinook salmon in so-called “select areas” in the lower Columbia River estuary were rescinded and/or trimmed back in decisions made this week by Oregon and Washington.
The responsibility of Pacific Northwest electricity consumers to pay for a plan to restore threatened and endangered salmon runs has been stretched beyond reasonable limits, according to a letter sent this month asking that the governors of Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington demand a “God Squad” assessment of the situation.
Scientists believe hatchery fish are not as aggressive as native species
A total of six California sea lions known to frequent the lower Columbia River’s Bonneville Dam in the past and feast on spring chinook salmon were trapped this week and euthanized as a part of a state plan to reduce predation on fish stocks that are protected under the Endangered Species Act.
RIDDLE — U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio on Thursday toured an abandoned copper mine in southwestern Oregon that is on the Superfund list of major pollution sites as he prepares to file legislation to overhaul the nation’s primary mining law.
BERLIN — After racing against the clock in an all-night session, the U.N.’s expert panel on climate change was putting the final touches Saturday on a scientific guide to help governments, industries and regular people take action to stop global warming from reaching dangerous levels.