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National Parks Vandalism Cleanup On Hold During Investigation

The National Park Service says a vandal's paintings will stay while its investigation continues at 10 parks in the West, including Crater Lake. The images first came to light through social media. Full Story »

Oregon Divers Find Hope In Thousands Of Baby Sea Stars

by Cassandra Profita

Divers at the Oregon Coast Aquarium say their discovery of thousands of juvenile sea stars offer new hope that sea stars will recover from the widespread wasting syndrome that's wiping them out.

Ashland City Council Passes Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution

by Jes Burns

The Southern Oregon city becomes the second in Oregon to vote in favor of divesting from fossil fuel industries. Councilors cite the need to take action on climate change, but it's a small step.

Baby Orca Missing In Puget Sound And Presumed Dead

by Ashley Ahearn

Puget Sound's first resident orca calf born in two years has gone missing. Its mother has been spotted without her offspring, prompting scientists to presume the calf is dead.

How To Kill An Invasive Plant On The Metolius River

by Courtney Flatt

You have probably seen ribbon grass before. It’s a pretty, ornamental plant. It may even be in your yard. But ribbon grass is invasive in the Northwest, and it’s choking one of Oregon’s most pristine waterways.

Oregon On Track To Begin Wolf Delisting Process

by Cassandra Profita

If Eastern Oregon's current wolf population trends continue, the state can relax protections and consider removing the species from its endangered list next year.

Is Alaska Safe For Sea Stars?

by Katie Campbell

A deadly disease has been wiping out West Coast starfish for more than a year. One place that has held off the disease the longest is Alaska. Researchers recently traveled there to search for new clues.

Seattle’s Great Northern Tunnel Turns 110

by Ashley Ahearn

A historian looks back on a 110-year-old feat of engineering in the heart of the city.

Illegal Pot Farms Are Poisoning This Furry Animal

by Tony Schick

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed endangered species protection for the West Coast population of the fisher, a relative of the weasel. It faces a combination of new and old threats.

Bats May Mistake Wind Turbines For Trees, Study Warns

by Courtney Flatt

An unprecedented number of bats are being killed by wind turbine blades. A new report has found bats may be mistaking wind turbines for trees.

Will The California Condor Put Lead Bullets On The Endangered Ammo List?

by Alexi Horowitz

As hunting season begins across the Pacific Northwest, Oregon conservationists and state agencies are taking a new look at the issue of lead ammunition and its effects on wildlife.

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