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For Rural Communities, Wildfire Brings Economic Help, Hardships

Wildfire represents both risk and reward for some small communities in Washington. Walking the line between a “good fire” and a “bad...

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Would You Lock Yourself in a Box of Smog — for Science?

Go inside while our host reads, watches movies and exercises inside a box filled with diesel exhaust.

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Court Affirms Oregon Restrictions On Suction Dredge Mining

A federal court has upheld an environmental law that protects fish habitat from a certain type of gold mining in Oregon rivers and...

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Behind Wildfire Suppression, a Human Toll

The Forest Service says too many wildland firefighters are exposed to hazards on the fire line and that it must change its ways....

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360 Video: 1 Year After The Eagle Creek Fire, See How Much Has Changed

The Eagle Creek Fire burned nearly 47,000 acres on both sides of the Columbia River. In this 360 video, see how the fire changed the...

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At Camp Blaze, Young Women Fight Wildfires and Stereotypes

 Camp Blaze hosts teen girls who choose to spend their summers putting out fires — literally.

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Land Use Conflict Hangs Over Plan for Renewable Fuels Refinery on Columbia River

A proposal for a $1.1 billion renewable fuels refinery on the Columbia River could be held up by a dispute over land use zoning.

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Oregon Makes Case for Prescribed Fire Smoke

New smoke management rules aim to increase amount of prescribed burns in fire-prone forests.