Environment

Part 1: Recycling crisis hits home

Medford, Ore. – Starting January 1st of next year, China plans to ban the import of 24 varieties of solid waste and recyclables. That includes mixed waste paper and specific types of plastic. “That would be your yogurt tubs, your butter tubs… …

Mt. Ashland receives sustainability certification

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. – Southern Oregon’s premiere skiing location just received a first-of-its-kind sustainability certification. This May, Mt. Ashland Ski Area was officially STOKE certified. STOKE stands for Sustainable Tourism Operators Kit for Evaluation. In 2015, officials began the process of assessing …

Local non-profit awarded conservation grant

Jackson County, Ore. — A Rogue Valley non-profit was awarded a land acquisition grant to help conserve a property along the Rogue River. The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board announced on Tuesday, April 26th that Southern Oregon Land Conservancy was granted nearly $1.4 …