Health and Fitness

Medical Treatments You Should Explore as You Age

Taking care of your body is always important, but the older you get, the more essential it becomes to maintain your health. As you get older, it is a good idea to start paying attention to your body and any changes you experience so you can get help quickly if a problem comes up and […]

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OSU expands Coronavirus testing to Newport

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Oregon Outdoor Activities

5 adventures near the small town of La Pine, Oregon

Caption: Horses graze in a scenic meadow off hwy 97 just south of La Pine. The following article is reprinted from the Travel Oregon website. By Jen Anderson, Author If you’re not paying attention, you can easily bypass the quiet town of La Pine. It’s 30 miles south of the activity in Bend and 60 […]

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Should rivers have legal rights?

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Hiking and Rving at Washington’s Lake Desire

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Grizzly bears face uphill battle

Caption: Grizzly bears used to be fairly common across the American West, but these days only a few thousand of the majestic creatures roam free in and around Yellowstone National Park and Washington’s North Cascades. Credit: Pixabay. Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest on efforts to reintroduce Grizzly bears back to the Lower 48?— J. Whitaker, […]

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It’s sledding time on Mount Rainier

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Portland Gear celebrates ‘Made in Portland’

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‘Field of Dreams” ecology not so dreamy

Caption: Researchers studying Tallgrass prairie restoration at Illinois' Nachusa Preserve found that reintroducing Bison there ended up bringing back other native wildlife much faster than merely reseeding bunchgrasses. Credit: Ralph Earlandson, FlickrCC. Dear EarthTalk: What is the “Field of Dreams” ecology restoration theory? -- Mary W., Austin, TX The “Field of Dreams” hypothesis is a premise that restoration ecologists use to support arguments in favor of restoring plant diversity in that doing so will also lead to the return of wildlife. The hypothesis name comes from the 1989 film of the same name in which Kevin Costner heeds the “if you

Should rivers have legal rights?

Caption: In 2019, the Yurok Tribe granted personhood to Northern California's Klamath River, giving the waterway the same legal rights as a human, — at least under tribal law. Credit: Bob Wick, BLM, FlickrCC. Dear EarthTalk: Should rivers be given the same legal rights as people in order to protect them? -- Phyllis T., New Haven, CT “The river flows from the mountain to the sea. I am the river. The river is me.” —Māori proverb from the Whanganui iwi (tribe) Native groups, environmental organizations, local residents, and all those who rely on a river’s health know the importance of protecting them. One
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Brown Grizzly bear in river

Grizzly bears face uphill battle

Caption: Grizzly bears used to be fairly common across the American West, but these days only a few thousand of the majestic creatures roam free in and around Yellowstone National Park and Washington's North Cascades. Credit: Pixabay. Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest on efforts to reintroduce Grizzly bears back to the Lower 48?-- J. Whitaker, silver Spring, MD Grizzly bears, once a common sight in the Lower 48, were hunted and killed to near extinction over the century that followed colonialism. Today, these majestic, lumbering creatures are the focus of many restoration efforts in the United States. Grizzlies are an important part
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Can Biden undo Trump’s environmental harm?

Caption: Some of the 11th hour environmental rule changes are easier to undo than others, but Joe Biden will take them one at a time. Credit: jlhervàs, FlickrCC. Dear EarthTalk: What are some of the last minute changes the Trump administration has wrought that are hurting the environment and efforts to battle global warming? And will the Biden administration be able to undo them?-- Tim Jeffries, Sarasota, FL President Joe Biden has ambitious plans to make up for lost time with climate remediation and encouragement of the clean energy sector—including rejoining the Paris Climate Accord that Trump withdrew the U.S from

JUNGMAVEN makes hemp part of pollution solution

Caption: The Yin Yang Basic Tee is printed on light weight basic tee for a vintage feel. JUNGMAVEN grew out of these roots of simplicity and sustainability. In the early '90's JUNGMAVEN founder, Robert Jungmann, who is based in Vancouver, Washington, became passionate about putting a stop to clear-cutting practices that devastate the planet– and knew growing hemp offered a solution to this, as well as to many other environmental issues. At that time, hemp was not considered fashion, and Rob’s concept to design a high-quality hemp tee was born from a determination to get the industry and the public to
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Managing a Difficult Insect Pest on Houseplants

Caption:  Scale insects may be dining on your houseplant if you notice a sticky substance on its leaves and bumps on the upper and lower surface of the plant’s leaves and stems. Photo credit:  photo courtesy of MelindaMyers.com by Melinda Myers A sticky substance on plant leaves, plant stands, and the floor are often the first clue alerting gardeners to a problem. If a closer look reveals bumps on the upper and lower surface of leaves and stems, it means scale insects have moved in to dine on your houseplants. Severe infestations can cause leaf yellowing, stunting and dieback of the plant.

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Economy Featured Oregon Technology

Intel meets digital challenges with memory, storage products

Editor’s note: Intel is Oregon’s largest private employer with a reported 21,000 employees in the state. Intel recently announced six new memory and storage products to help customers meet the challenges of digital transformation. Key to advancing innovation across memory and storage, Intel announced two new additions to its Intel® Optane™ Solid State Drive (SSD) […]

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Economy Featured Oregon Technology

This Intel barista never gets your order wrong

Editor’s note: Intel is Oregon’s largest private employer with a reported 21,000 employees in the state. At Crown Coffee, a small-yet-homey coffee bar in downtown Singapore, the barista never gets your order wrong. Ella is her name and with uncanny consistency she makes a perfect cup of coffee every time. Ella is not human, but […]

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Oregon Technology

Researchers find pesticides shorten honeybee lives

The lives of honeybees are shortened – with evidence of physiological stress – when they are exposed to the suggested application rates of two commercially available and widely used pesticides, according to new Oregon State University research. In a study published in the journal PLOS ONE, honeybee researchers in OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences found […]

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Health and Fitness Technology

OSU expands Coronavirus testing to Newport

TRACE-COVID-19, the groundbreaking Oregon State University project to determine community prevalence of the novel coronavirus, expanded to include two days of sampling in Newport on June 20-21. The addition of Newport to the study follows the positive tests of more than 120 workers at Pacific Seafood, which operates five processing facilities in the city. In […]

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Environment Technology

Powerful crystal may someday power homes

Photo caption: Researchers at the University of Oxford in the UK are experimenting with perovskites as the semiconductor in these small tin solar cells that could someday be on your rooftop supplying your home with free electricity. Credit: University of Oxford Press Office FlickrCC. Dear EarthTalk: What is perovskite-based solar all about, and how does […]

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