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Regulators approve removing Klamath River dams to open up salmon habitat

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal regulators have approved a plan to demolish hydroelectric four dams on a California river and open up hundreds of miles of salmon habitat that would be the largest dam removal and river restoration project in the...

 By Gillian Flaccus    News    April 27, 2022

Oregon tribe may go to court to stop water release for farmers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Native American tribe in Oregon said April 19 it is assessing its legal options after learning the U.S. government plans to release water from a federally operated reservoir to downstream farmers along the Oregon-California...

 By Gillian Flaccus    News    April 20, 2022

Farmers, ranchers, tribe and salmon all suffer for lack of water

PORTLAND (AP) - Farms that rely on irrigation from a depleted, federally managed lake on the California-Oregon border, along with a Native American tribe fighting to protect fragile salmon, will both...

 By Gillian Flaccus    News    March 23, 2022

Environmental review supports dismantling California dams that imperil salmon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Federal regulators have issued a draft environmental impact statement declaring there are significant benefits to a plan to demolish four massive dams on Northern California's...

 By Gillian Flaccus    News    March 16, 2022

California tribe declares state of emergency over missing women

YUROK RESERVATION, Calif. (AP) - The young mother had behaved erratically for months, hitchhiking and wandering naked through two Native American reservations and a small town clustered along...

 By Gillian Flaccus    News    March 9, 2022

Scientists warn of tougher drought conditions in Oregon and Idaho

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Climate scientists in the U.S. Pacific Northwest warned March 3 that much of Oregon and parts of Idaho can expect even tougher drought conditions this summer than in the...


Super-heated air creates 'fire clouds' over western wildfires

PORTLAND - Smoke and heat from a massive wildfire in southeastern Oregon created giant "fire clouds" over the blaze - dangerous columns of smoke and ash that can reach up to 6 miles in the sky and...

 By Gillian Flaccus    News    July 22, 2021

Oregon rain forest no longer safe from wildfires

OTIS, Ore. (AP) - Wildfire smoke was thick when Tye and Melynda Small went to bed last Labor Day, but they weren't too concerned. After all, they live in a part of Oregon where ferns grow from tree tr...


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