July 22, 2014
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Salem-News.com (Jul-13-2014 06:43)
Organic Foods Have More Nutritional Benefits; Less Chemical PesticidesSalem-News.com Staff
The researchers also found pesticide residues were three to four times more likely in conventional foods than organic ones.
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The largest study of its kind has found that organic foods and crops have a suite of advantages over their conventional counterparts, including more antioxidants and fewer, less frequent pesticide residues.
Salem-News.com (Jul-09-2014 20:50)
Lead Bullets, Fishing Gear Killing 120 Different Bird Species in North AmericaSalem-News.com Staff
Researchers looked at copper bullets as one less-toxic alternative to lead and notes that they generally work well in modern firearms commonly used for big game hunting.
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The ingestion of lead ammunition and lead fishing tackle accounts for illness and mortality in more than 120 different species of birds in North America, according to a newly published review of scientific studies on the issue.
Salem-News.com (Jul-08-2014 17:15)
Oregon Senators Push Congress for Additional Funding to Fight Western U.S. WildfiresSalem-News.com Staff
Figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of the Interior show that this year’s fire season is already projected to exceed the current budget by $615 million.
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Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have called on Congress to pass a proposal from the White House to provide additional fire funding to treat the catastrophic wildfires already raging in states across the western United States.
Salem-News.com (Jul-07-2014 12:58)
Purple Sails Washing Ashore Along Oregon Coast After 10 Year AbsenceSalem-News.com Staff
Purple Sails have a clear 'sail' that catches the wind and pushes them across the ocean’s surface.
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Something that hasn't been seen for a while on Oregon beaches has returned – almost as mysteriously as it disappeared ten years ago.
Salem-News.com (Jun-30-2014 06:49)
Greenland Ice Sheet Collapse Began 400,000 Years AgoSalem-News.com Staff
A period known as the Marine Isotope Stage 11 resulted in a global sea level rise of about 6-13 meters above present time.
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A new study suggests that a warming period more than 400,000 years ago pushed the Greenland ice sheet past its stability threshold, resulting in a nearly complete deglaciation of southern Greenland and raising global sea levels some 4-6 meters.
Salem-News.com (Jun-27-2014 07:30)
New Pesticide Rule Hopes to Help Oregon Bee DeathsSalem-News.com Staff
The temporary rule, which goes into effect immediately, will be enforced for 180 days.
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The Oregon Department of Agriculture is taking additional steps to protect bees and other pollinators from exposure to specific pesticide products following multiple incidents of bee deaths this summer.
Salem-News.com (Jun-25-2014 06:26)
Salem Work Crews to Begin Repairs on Upper Bennett DamSalem-News.com Staff
During construction, the south channel around the island and the boat slide at the dam will be closed.
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The boat slide at the Upper Bennett Dam will be closed between July 15, and August 30, to allow the City of Salem to make repairs to the Upper Bennett Dam.
Salem-News.com (Jun-24-2014 05:30)
Starfish Along Oregon Coast Headed for ExtinctionSalem-News.com Staff
Today, an estimated 30-50 percent of the Oregon populations of this sea star species in the intertidal zone have the disease.
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Just in the past two weeks, the incidence of sea star wasting syndrome has exploded along the Oregon Coast and created an epidemic of historic magnitude, one that threatens to decimate the entire population of purple ochre sea stars.
Salem-News.com (Jun-21-2014 09:47)
Southern Oregon Wildfire Continues to GrowSalem-News.com Staff
The fire is only 5 percent contained at this time.
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The Bryant Fire reported Thursday afternoon burning 20 miles east of Klamath Falls on the NE end of Bryant Mountain has grown to 1,200 acres.
Salem-News.com (Jun-19-2014 19:54)
Parts of Oregon Inundated by Western Tent CaterpillarsSalem-News.com Staff
Western tent caterpillars produce one generation per year.
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Oregon State University Extension offices in Columbia County are being inundated with calls by concerned members of the public about localized, often severe, defoliation of hardwoods in the northern portion of the county.
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