Amelia Templeton http://www.kplu.org en Frog Reared by Inmates Proposed for Endangered Species Protection http://www.kplu.org/post/frog-reared-inmates-proposed-endangered-species-protection <p>The U.S. fish and Wildlife Service has proposed naming the Oregon spotted frog a threatened species.</p><p>The frog is famous for the help it has received from friends in prison.</p><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 03:09:38 +0000 Amelia Templeton 9811 at http://www.kplu.org Frog Reared by Inmates Proposed for Endangered Species Protection Scientists hope collared wolf in Oregon Cascades leads to others http://www.kplu.org/post/scientists-hope-collared-wolf-oregon-cascades-leads-others <p>Biologists tracking a gray wolf from Northeastern Oregon say it has traveled more than 300 miles. The wolf crossed the Cascades and showed up in southwest Oregon not far from Crater Lake.</p><p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 16:10:35 +0000 Amelia Templeton 3070 at http://www.kplu.org Scientists hope collared wolf in Oregon Cascades leads to others Study: Using NW forests for biofuels will not reduce carbon http://www.kplu.org/post/study-using-nw-forests-biofuels-will-not-reduce-carbon <p>A new study from Oregon State University says that producing biofuels from forests in the Northwest could increase the region&rsquo;s carbon emissions.</p><p> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 23:19:58 +0000 Amelia Templeton 2980 at http://www.kplu.org Study: Using NW forests for biofuels will not reduce carbon Congress must approve Klamath dam deal by March http://www.kplu.org/post/congress-must-approve-klamath-dam-deal-march <p>Medford, Ore. &mdash; The U.S. Secretary of Interior released this week a draft report on impact of tearing down four dams on the Klamath River. It concludes that getting rid of the dams would increase salmon populations and create thousands of jobs.</p><p>But Congress could still scuttle the deal.</p><p>Secretary Salazar has until March of next year to decide if removing four dams and implementing a restoration and water sharing plan in the Klamath Basin is in the public interest.</p> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 16:57:15 +0000 Amelia Templeton 2703 at http://www.kplu.org Congress must approve Klamath dam deal by March Oregon housing development listed for superfund cleanup http://www.kplu.org/post/oregon-housing-development-listed-superfund-cleanup <p>Medford, Ore -- The Environmental Protection Agency placed a housing development in Southern Oregon on the superfund list Thursday.</p><p>Eighty people, about half of them children, used to live at North Ridge Estates in Klamath Falls. The EPA began cleaning up asbestos there in 2003. The agency removed almost 150 tons of contaminated soil and debris, the remains of army barracks that had once been on the site. But each spring, more asbestos worked its way to the surface.</p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:45:18 +0000 Amelia Templeton 2646 at http://www.kplu.org China snaps up logs from the Northwest http://www.kplu.org/post/china-snaps-logs-northwest <p>Medford, Ore. &ndash; The Pacific Northwest exported almost a billion board feet of unmilled logs to Asia in the first half of 2011.</p><p>That&#39;s enough to build about 70 thousand homes. It&#39;s also a 79 percent increase from 2010 exports, according to second quarter trade data just reviewed by Forest Service economist Debra Warren.</p><p> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 18:56:06 +0000 Amelia Templeton 2529 at http://www.kplu.org China snaps up logs from the Northwest 6th grade hiker on track to finish 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail http://www.kplu.org/post/6th-grade-hiker-track-finish-2650-mile-pacific-crest-trail <p>Medford, Ore. &ndash; An 11-year-old girl from Salem, Ore., has walked the first 1,700 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. She&rsquo;s hoping to make it to Canada in time to start sixth grade.</p><p> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 18:09:16 +0000 Amelia Templeton 2382 at http://www.kplu.org 6th grade hiker on track to finish 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail