Drinking the water can be deadly to animals and to young children, but she says dogs are the most at risk; there have been several dog deaths from drinking the toxic water.
University of Washington researchers are testing an earthquake alert system as the Pacific Northwest prepares for the day when a 600-mile-long fault line looming off the coast unleashes a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.
There's no entry fee and the event is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For example, from now on the trout opener will consistently fall on May 22 instead of the ‘fourth weekend of May.’
Scientists with NOAA now have even better views of a baby orca that has been born to an endangered group of killer whales off the San Juan Islands, marking the fifth birth among the region's three pods since December.
"Really the beginning of Oregon archaeology is this one site," said archaeologist Richard-Patrick Cromwell. "Working this site, for Oregon archaeology, it'd be like excavating one of the pyramids."
A human-caused fire burned 56 acres and forced some golfers at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort to abandon their games Monday afternoon. The fire burned in gorse, the invasive ornamental shrub blamed for the fire that burned Bandon to the ground in 1936.
"All of the campgrounds surrounding Diamond Lake are now open,” says Lucero Hernandez with Umpqua National Forest. “That includes Thielsen View, Diamond Lake and Broken Arrow campgrounds."
There's free food, plenty of games, and the first 100 kids will get a picture with Smokey Bear.
On August 29, Oregon State Troopers from the Roseburg Area Command received a report of an elk shot and left in the Panther Creek area off Highway 42 near the Coos and Douglas County line.
Effective immediately, campfires are allowed in fire rings within designated campgrounds. Charcoal briquettes can only be used in Forest Service-provided fire rings and grills.
Two weather entities have been battling it out for media attention of late: The warm 'blob' of water in the Pacific Ocean largely blamed for our year-plus long of warmer temperatures in the Northwest, and a budding El Niño of super strength that has been given a variety of monikers, from "Bruce Lee" El Niño to "Godzilla" El Niño.
Chalk up two firsts for the planet this year when it comes to hurricanes this summer -- a parade of three simultaneous hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean over the weekend, plus a rather odd record set in the Atlantic too.
Friday the Coos Forest Protective Association lowered it down to a Level 3, which is good news for bow hunters.
I ask myself: Why would I want to jump out of this perfectly functioning plane? Then it all happens so fast.