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Source: Associated Press

Troutdale :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-06-23 20:13:19 -0700 | green-news

The Oregon Transportation Department says it expects to reopen a section of the Historic Columbia River Highway on Tuesday, nearly three weeks after the area was closed by a rockslide at Troutdale. Spokesman Don Hamilton said Monday that about 4,400...
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Source: Fox

Portland :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-07-06 08:10:05 -0700 | green-news

Oregon wildlife officials said they had no choice but to kill a cougar captured in a Portland backyard, a decision that did not sit well with some animal lovers. Officials from the state's Department of Fish and Wildlife said the...
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Source: Associated Press

Portland :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-06-12 17:50:59 -0700 | green-news

Federal officials are proposing to kill half the large colony of cormorants in the Columbia River estuary because the large black seabirds eat too many young salmon and steelhead. The proposal is the preferred action in a draft management plan...
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Source: Fox News

Portland :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-07-06 07:50:52 -0700 | green-news

Oregon wildlife officials said they had no choice but to kill a cougar captured in a Portland backyard, a decision that did not sit well with some animal lovers. Officials from the state's Department of Fish and Wildlife said the...
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Source: Associated Press

Salem :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-06-03 16:18:31 -0700 | green-news

A recent change in the winds could signal the end to a spike in marine trash on Oregon and Washington beaches. Federal researchers say this year's soggy spring probably drove a noticeable uptick in flotsam along the West Coast, including...
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Source: Los Angeles Times

Portland :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-06-03 16:55:15 -0700 | green-news

OK for commercial fishing West Coast trawler fishermen just got some new opportunities. The Marine Stewardship Council on Tuesday listed 13 species of fish as "sustainable," opening up new markets for boats working out of ports in California, Oregon and...
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Source: Associated Press

Hood River :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-06-18 15:48:23 -0700 | green-news

Firefighters expect to complete a containment line by day's end around a small wildfire in the Cascade Range 10 miles south of Hood River. The Oregon Department of Forestry said crews had the 50-acre Owens fire 10 percent contained by...
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Source: Reuters

Portland :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-07-02 15:38:20 -0700 | green-news

An initiative requiring mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods in Oregon moved one step closer to the November ballot on Wednesday after advocates said they submitted more than enough qualifying signatures to the state.  New Approach Oregon officials say they...
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Source: Los Angeles Times

Portland :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-07-18 16:51:29 -0700 | green-news

Fifteen wildfires in Oregon and five in Washington, nearly all of which started as a result of a lightning storm that moved through the region this last weekend, have burned roughly 540,000 acres, forcing evacuations and drawing thousands of rescue...
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Source: Associated Press

Grants Pass :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-06-19 13:55:22 -0700 | green-news

A conservation group is challenging a national forest timber sale because it may be too close to the den where Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, is raising pups...It asks a judge to order a closer examination of the harm logging...
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Source: Fox

Portland :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-06-26 13:44:45 -0700 | green-news

Maine   Wildlife webcam operators around the world are grappling with a problem: Viewers don't want to see any harm come to critters they've grown to love. Officials caved in to protests about the grittier side of nature last month...
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Source: Chicago Tribune

Portland :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-06-02 23:06:21 -0700 | green-news

President Barack Obama's announcement Monday that it will be up to states to decide how to enforce his vision for a low-carbon future portends a battle among Illinois' power giants, with Exelon in a great bargaining position. "I expect a...
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Source: Associated Press

Grants Pass :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-01-28 16:13:36 -0800 | green-news

Scientists and conservation groups are worried the crash in West Coast sardines that has triggered deep cutbacks in commercial fishing is also starving brown pelicans that feed off California, Oregon and Washington. Federal budget cuts have left scientists unable to...
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Source: The News International

Portland :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-07-20 02:42:03 -0700 | green-news

A wildfire raging unchecked for a sixth day east of Washington state´s Cascade Mountains has destroyed about 100 homes, displaced hundreds of residents and left thousands without electricity, emergency officials said on Saturday.   A cluster of lightning-sparked blazes that...
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Source: Ledger-Enquirer

Rogue River :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-05-30 12:54:04 -0700 | green-news

This May 25, 2014 photo provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shows OR-26, a 100-pound adult male wolf trapped outside La Grande, Ore., and fitted with a GPS tracking collar. The wolf is the 26th to be...
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