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Environmentalists File Suit To Stop Dredge Mining

By Jim McCoy Wed 24th October Newsdredge miningenvironmentRogue River
Environmental groups contend that the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is failing to protect coho salmon from dredge mining in the Rogue River Basin, and they have filed a lawsuit. They want to require biologists to review dredging operations to make sure they don’t harm fish.Read More »

Jackson County "Plastic Round Up" Event On Now

By Jim McCoy Fri 19th October Newsenvironment
Rogue Disposal and Recycling are inviting the public to recycle plastics with a “Plastic Roundup” today and tomorrow. The event is being held at the Jackson County Expo and the Ashland National Guard Armory from 9 a.m.Read More »

Agency Says "No" To Motor Boats On Waldo Lake

An Oregon state agency has decided to keep gasoline-powered motorboats off Waldo Lake, one of the state's largest, deepest bodies of water.
     The Bend Bulletin reports the Marine Board voted 3-2 on Tuesday to uphold the ban it imposed in 2009.Read More »

Study: Global Warming To Blame For Lower Oyster Harvests

Scientists are blaming slightly higher levels of carbon dioxide
in Pacific Ocean waters caused by global warming for the failure of
oyster larvae to survive in an Oregon hatchery.
     They say the increasing acid levels in the water that comes with
more carbon dioxide makes it harder for young oysters to form theirRead More »

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