Walk, ride, don’t drive car to work

Motorists challenged to use alternative methods to travel

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Refreshing ride to work

Dave Karlson bikes 22 miles once a week

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A better place for fish

Project will help mitigate flood impact, provide habitat for fish

Hanford board to meet in The Dalles

SALEM — The Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board will meet Sept. 21-22 at The Discovery Center in The Dalles, 5000 Discovery Drive. For 25 years, Hanford has been the site of the world’s largest environmental cleanup program, the result of wastes created during the production of plutonium for America’s nuclear weapons program. Cleanup will continue for at least the next several decades.

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Aftermath - A Mountain on Fire

Cougar Creek Fire has mixed impact on Mount Adams

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Fresh fish flow through Gilmore Fish Smokehouse

There are some very large fish being unloaded this week at Gilmore Fish Smokehouse, located at 167 Highway 197, near Dallesport.

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Totem pole gift journeys through gorge

Symbol of opposition to fossil fuel projects makes stop in Hood River

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Work, learn — and have fun

YCC crew spends summer working in the Mount Hood National Forest

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Conservation corner: Water - Doing more with less

Conservation Corner is provided by Tammy Tripp of the Wasco County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Salmon found dead and distressed in Deschutes

Biologists believe warm water is to blame

Groups clash in court over Columbia River Basin salmon plan

PORTLAND (AP) — Federal authorities defended their latest plan for mitigating damage to salmon and steelhead imperiled by hydroelectric dams in the Columbia River Basin.

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Mystery insect found

A species of beetle never seen on West Coast appears in TD

Conservation corner: Oak woodlands important habitat for many

For thousands of years the oak has been relied upon for a variety of uses, not only as a major food source, but wood for fire, utensils, and medicines. They are also critical habitat for a number of plant and animal species. Western Native American cultures actively managed their oak woodlands and savannahs in order to ensure the health of these trees for optimum acorn harvesting.

Get to know your forest April 4

It’s a common dream: Owning a little piece of heaven, a few acres of woods in the quiet country-side. But, once you have it, then what? What does it mean to be a good steward of the land?

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Editorial: New food guidelines may do damage

Recommendations from a panel reviewing food guidelines were released last week, and it’s just as we feared: The new recommendations take into account not just the health impacts of your diet but also the environmental impacts of your food choices.


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