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Apr 4, 2013 at 7:52 AM
Sticky-fingered thieves are stealing the sap right out of Maine's maple trees.
Dec 27, 2012 at 5:00 AM
The Oregon Department of Agriculture is pressing ahead with its plan to allow canola production in the Willamette Valley, but the agency now proposes sharply limiting the amount that can be grown.
Nov 17, 2012 at 1:04 PM
To people in the renewable fuels industry, Arundo donax - also known as "giant reed" - is nothing short of a miracle plant. But to many scientists and environmentalists, Arundo looks less like a miracle than a nightmare waiting to happen.
Sep 27, 2012 at 1:18 PM
The fields south of Portland are an ideal place to grow canola that can be pressed to extract oil for food or renewable fuel. But you won't find any canola here. It was banned from the Willamette Valley to protect the delicate vegetable seeds from...
Jul 26, 2012 at 6:00 AM
The northern spotted owl, a threatened species in the Pacific Northwest, would actually benefit in the long run from active management of the forest lands that form its primary habitat and are increasingly vulnerable to stand-replacing fire,...
Jun 28, 2012 at 7:00 AM
New research concludes that a one-two punch of drought and mountain pine beetle attacks are the primary forces that have killed more than 2.5 million acres of pinyon pine and juniper trees in the American Southwest during the past 15 years,...
Feb 14, 2012 at 7:30 PM
While grazing and fire suppression have kept incidents of wildfires unusually low for most of the last century, the amounts of combustible biomass, temperatures and drought are all rising.
Feb 9, 2012 at 11:55 AM

From a press release

Eugene Water & Electric Board Commissioner Rich Cunningham plans to resign from the position he has held for the past three years, effective March 9, 2012.

Cunningham said he and his family are moving to a...
Dec 21, 2011 at 5:00 AM
Forest thinning to help prevent or reduce severe wildfire will release more carbon to the atmosphere than any amount saved by successful fire prevention, a new study concludes.
Sep 27, 2011 at 6:28 PM

EUGENE, Ore. - A new wood-burning power plant near Eugene was fined more than $9,000 for turning off a pollution-control system believed to be artificially skewing a different measurement of pollution.

"We spent $11.5 million on...
Sep 27, 2011 at 4:04 PM
A new wood-burning power plant near Eugene was fined more than $9,000 for turning off a pollution-control system believed to be artificially skewing a different measurement of pollution.
May 5, 2011 at 7:27 PM
A new Eugene facility with cutting-edge technology, running on power from one of Oregon's oldest industries, is up and running in Eugene.
Apr 14, 2011 at 10:11 AM
Forests in the lower 48 states can sequester up to 40 percent of the nation’s fossil fuel carbon emissions, a larger amount than previously estimated – unless a drought or other major disturbance occurs.
Mar 15, 2011 at 6:00 AM
An Ashland company has teamed up with an East Coast engineer who has figured out how to generate cheap, clean electricity from duckweed, a common pond plant.
Mar 7, 2011 at 9:19 AM
From a press release The non-profit Aprovecho Research Center (ARC) in Cottage Grove, Oregon, under contract to the UN World Food Programme, will be loading an initial shipment of efficient cooking stoves to Darfur in Western Sudan on Thursday,...