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 By Alex Baumhardt    News

Electricity demand to jump 30 percent

Electricity demand in the Northwest is expected to grow more than 30 percent in the next decade, or about five percent more than estimated last year and triple the prediction three years ago, industry experts said in a new report. Large data... — Updated 5/7/2024 Full story

 By Alex Baumhardt    News

Panel of professors weighs wildfire risk for 2024

Oregon’s getting better at preventing and responding to wildfires, experts said Thursday, April 25, but much more still needs to be done. A panel of University of Oregon professors who study climate change, smoke, and wildfire discussed t... — Updated 4/30/2024 Full story

 By Alex Baumhardt    News

Oregon needs more money to fight big wildfires

The Oregon Department of Forestry needs more and consistent funding to fight wildfires. That much was clear following the 2020 Labor Day fires that burned nearly 850,000 acres of forests and became the state’s most expensive disaster in h... — Updated 2/6/2024 Full story

 By Alex Baumhardt    News

Old growth to get additional protection under updated plan

America’s oldest trees, most of which are in the West, will get added protection from wildfire and climate change under updated forest plans from the U.S. Forest Service. In announcements over the past week, officials from the Forest S... — Updated 1/2/2024 Full story

 By Alex Baumhardt    News

The West is losing its glaciers

Glacial melt from climate change is no longer just a problem at the poles. Across the contiguous Western U.S., glaciers are slowly disappearing, according to a new analysis by researchers at... — Updated 11/28/2023 Full story


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