Milestone eastern Oregon water agreement signed

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and groups from Washington and Oregon working together under the banner of the Columbia River Umatilla Solutions task force put their signatures Friday to an agreement that outlines specific strategies for water use in eastern Oregon…

Juniper invasion marring Oregon’s high desert habitat

FRENCHGLEN — Rancher and outfitter John Witzel’s boots crunch through 4 inches of snow in a stand of high-desert Western juniper listed on a U.S. Bureau of Land Management cutting schedule. He wonders unhappily what effect all the chopping has on wildlife. One concern this time of year is that juniper collects snow in its … Read more

PSU students upgrade modular classroom for health, sustainability

What started out as an exercise at a Portland State University architecture symposium has turned into a potential game-changer in modular classroom design at a time when school districts are increasingly using the cheap alternative to new construction. PSU’s architecture program over more than a year worked closely with a modular manufacturer to balance environmental … Read more