Regulators: Oregon Logging Rules Don't Protect Clean Water

By Jim McCoy Fri 30th January Newsenvironmentlogging rules
Federal regulators have ruled Oregon's state logging rules do not sufficiently protect fish and streams from pollution caused by clearcutting too close to streams, water running off old logging roads, landslides and sites sprayed with pesticides. NOAA Fisheries Service and the U.S.Read More »

Gold Dredgers Pan New Water Quality Rules

By Jim McCoy Tue 22nd April Newsenvironmentgold mining
Gold miners are not happy with proposed water quality rules related to elevated mercury levels in the Rogue River. The Mail Tribune (http://bit.ly/PqVqcw) reports miners at a hearing Monday in Medford said they are being blamed for a problem that is not their fault.Read More »

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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