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Invasive Insect Enters Oregon On Christmas Trees, Officials Warn

by Dylan Darling The Register-Guard Dec. 28, 2018 12:19 p.m. The Trump administration decided not to ban the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos. Records show it continues to sicken people. Oregonians who bought their Christmas trees at a big box store should give them a close look and carefully dispose of them to avoid introducing a tree-attacking insect to […]

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Firefighters make progress on Hendrix Fire near Ashland

Posted by Oregon Dept. of Forestry information officers at 4:28 PM  ASHLAND, Ore. –  Firefighters are taking advantage of favorable conditions to make progress on the Hendrix Fire 9 miles southwest of Ashland. The Oregon Department of Forestry is in Unified Command with the U.S. Forest Service on the fire. The 1,060-acre fire is burning in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and on about […]

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Why Seaweed, Not Solar, May Be the Energy of Tomorrow

It’s all about biofuel! by Patrick Caughill, Futurism / Oct.11.2017 / 8:13 AM ET In brief: The US Department of Energy has invested nearly $1.5 million in projects that will help establish large-scale seaweed farms for the purpose of making biofuel. The renewable energy sector is rapidly increasing in the diversity of clean energy sources. […]

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Oregon pays out $85 million in pot taxes to school fund, cops, other services

By Noelle Crombie The Oregonian | OregonLive The checks are in the mail. That’s the message the Oregon Department of Revenue sent Friday when it announced it will pay out $85 million in marijuana taxes for schools, public health, police and local governments by next week. The payouts represent the first distributions of state marijuana […]

Strawberry Moon

There’s a full Moon this Friday, June 9th. According to folklore it has a special name: the “Strawberry Moon.” It gets its name from June-bearing strawberry plants, which have a short (three week) harvest season that begins about now. Sink your teeth into a Fragaria ananassa, and enjoy the strawberry moonlight. June-Bearing vs. Everbearing Strawberries: […]

Dairy Manure Spill – Tillamook Bay Closure – UPDATE 4/17/17

UPDATE – 4/17/17:  The Oregon Department of Agriculture shellfish specialist is gathering samples today, April 17th, and after results are received – in 24 to 48 hours, the ODA will assess the status of the Bay.  If water sample tests are below thresholds, it is likely the fishing closure will be lifted later this week.  […]