MEDFORD, Ore. – After Christmas Day, recycling bins will be filled to the brim with wrapping paper and cardboard Amazon prime boxes. But due to the current “recycling crisis,” you may want to give extra scrutiny to materials you decide ...

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 ...

Salem, Ore. – One Oregon politician is calling on fellow lawmakers to pass legislation aimed at preventing catastrophic forest fires. Republican Congressman Greg Walden said it’s time to address how federal forests are managed and how wildfires are fought. On ...

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 ...

Mt. Shasta, Calif. – An estimated 1,315,000 gallons of sewage has been discharged into a creek that flows through the city of Mt. Shasta, California. Another 1,315,000 gallons of storm runoff water escaped along with the sewage. Siskiyou County Public ...

(CNN) — The carcasses of thousands of sea creatures have mysteriously washed up on the western coast of Nova Scotia. As many as 20,000 fish, lobsters, starfish, scallops, crabs and other animals have turned up dead at Savory Park, Canadian ...

Eugene, Ore. (KVAL) — A U.S. court magistrate ruled six months ago in Eugene that a climate change lawsuit should proceed. But on Tuesday, lawyers on both sides were back in the courtroom. Lawyers for the group Our Children’s Trust ...

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 ...

Portland, Ore. — Oregon oysters are safe to eat, but they contain some chemicals they shouldn’t. A new study from Portland State University said the native Olympia oysters in Coos and Netarts Bay contain chemicals from pain relievers, antibiotics, mercury, ...

Ore. — Oregon Governor Kate Brown announces her plans for the year. The governor is outlining five topics she hopes to address in 2016. The first is education, where she hopes to improve the state’s high school graduation rates. Secondly ...

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