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Hotter summer nights affect everything from death rates to crop yields to firefighting
Hotter summer nights affect everything from death rates to crop yields to firefighting
What happens when the Earth can’t cool off overnight?
The most destructive forest pest in North America is now in Oregon
The most destructive forest pest in North America is now in Oregon
The invasive emerald ash borer threatens the state’s salmon habitat, urban forests and agency budgets.
How a pandemic-related drop in Oregon Lottery revenues could lead to a rise in invasive plants
How a pandemic-related drop in Oregon Lottery revenues could lead to a rise in invasive plants
Spiky-stemmed gorse pushes out native plants — and COVID-19 is imperilling measures to keep it in check.
Pro tips on physical distancing from the nonhuman world
Pro tips on physical distancing from the nonhuman world
Get lit, howl and mind your paws.
Trump’s Fish and Wildlife pick is entangled with industry
Trump’s Fish and Wildlife pick is entangled with industry
Aurelia Skipwith has ties to water interests fighting endangered species protection and worked for ag giant Monsanto.
A quick guide to threatened terrestrial and freshwater species in your state
A quick guide to threatened terrestrial and freshwater species in your state
New rules would weaken protections for plants and animals listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
The tyranny of lawns and landlords
The tyranny of lawns and landlords
Renting culture puts dreams of cultivating wildness out of reach.
Country-life shooters; moose acceptance; Phil Lyman’s unpaid debt
Country-life shooters; moose acceptance; Phil Lyman’s unpaid debt
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Online privacy is for the birds
Online privacy is for the birds
As wildlife sharing apps proliferate, unintended consequences threaten endangered species.
My friend, Doug the fir
My friend, Doug the fir
Conversations in Arizona with a giant coniferous tree.
Dead pines drive new herbicide rules in Oregon
Dead pines drive new herbicide rules in Oregon
A controversial weed-killer has split the state, and pit state regulators against feds.
In Oregon, a mysterious tree grove conjures a colder time
In Oregon, a mysterious tree grove conjures a colder time
Yellow cedars are suited to damp coastal Alaska. So what are they doing in the desert?
Tossing salmon for science
Tossing salmon for science
A decades-long experiment demonstrates how the iconic fish help trees grow.
Global climate scientists issue a dire warning
Global climate scientists issue a dire warning
We have 12 years to limit catastrophic global warming, according to scientists.
Volunteer scientists study flowers to battle climate dread
Volunteer scientists study flowers to battle climate dread
The data they’re collecting is helping researchers evaluate how ecosystems change.
Students explore nature in densely built Los Angeles
Students explore nature in densely built Los Angeles
Educators hope this elementary school will foster a commitment to science and conservation.
Republicans tout hemp’s potential
Republicans tout hemp’s potential
The crop could be a lifeline for struggling agricultural communities.
Climate change is making it harder to revive damaged land
Climate change is making it harder to revive damaged land
Instead of restoring the past, ecologists are increasingly focused on the future.
GMO grass is creeping across Oregon
GMO grass is creeping across Oregon
Missteps by agribusiness giants allowed the invasion. Now they’re off the hook for cleanup.
An inventory of loss on the Los Angeles River
An inventory of loss on the Los Angeles River
The city weighs revitalization of an unruly river, since transformed into a concrete ditch.
Cottonwoods host a world of microbes within their leaves
Cottonwoods host a world of microbes within their leaves
That community of fungi and bacteria may be the key to keeping plants healthy.
Why Compton said no to legal marijuana sales
Why Compton said no to legal marijuana sales
The California city tries to move on from a painful history scarred by illegal drugs.
What to plant as spring approaches
What to plant as spring approaches
It’s time to peruse seed catalogues and plan for the gardening months of summer.
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