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Could more mountain biking near Timberline Lodge be bad for federally protected fish? Biologists are going to take a second look.
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A Texas company is proposing exporting propane and butane from Longview, Wash. Both fuels are a byproduct of crude oil production in the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota. 
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The federal government unveiled a new strategy Wednesday to handle western wildfires. It emphasizes restoring forests instead of costly firefighting. 
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Scientists at Oregon State University say they've found a way to create supercapacitors from plant material. These battery-like devices are useful in powering tech for alternative energy, as well as hybrid vehicles. 
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“If these lands are awarded to us, and we maintain them as we do all of our private timberlands, we will be clearcutting and replanting Douglas fir.” — Kathy Jones, Seneca Jones Timber Co.
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The West’s greater sage grouse are in trouble, but biologists are taking diverse steps to rally the population and avoid having them listed on the Endangered Species List. 
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Are you unsure what exporting liquified natural gas could mean for the environment in the Northwest? Don't worry, Earthfix has put together a comprehensive and easy to follow guide of the major environmental issues. 
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Ever had your property flood? An Oregon woman is glad when it happens now…and she's saving drivers on the coast a lot of trouble at the same time. 
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Six months after residents of a small rural town in Southern Oregon complained that a helicopter spraying herbicides on industrial timberland might have dropped his chemicals on their homes, state investigators finally have some answers for them.
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Senators from Oregon and Washington are urging the government to spend more money on oil train safety after several tragic accidents. 
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EarthFix is an innovative public media partnership of Pacific Northwest stations, creating media across multiple platforms, helping citizens examine environmental issues unfolding in their own backyards and to explore how local actions intersect with national issues. The collaboration includes Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), KCTS9 Television and KUOW Public Radio in Seattle, Idaho Public Television, Boise State Public Radio, Northwest Public Radio/Television and Southern Oregon Public Television.
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