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Updated Jun 24, 2015 at 3:11 PM

The Associated PressA rare butterfly species only known to inhabit one small tract of land near Crater Lake will not be protected under the Endangered Species Act.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday that the Leona's little blue butterfly will not receive the protection that has been requested by wildlife organizations since 2010, reports the Herald and News.The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and Oregon Wild petitioned the...

Updated Jun 23, 2015 at 5:12 PM

Oregon environmental officials this week slapped a $25,000 fine against the Medford Water Commission for dumping 1.65 million gallons of chlorinated water into Lone Pine Creek Jan. 9.“It’s a major magnitude violation,”...

Updated Jun 21, 2015 at 11:45 PM

ASHLAND — Dirty water is slowly settling out of Emigrant Lake four months after an intense February storm roiled the reservoir, but it's still spewing turbid water into irrigation canals and Bear Creek, much to the surprise and dismay of...

Posted Jun 14, 2015 at 2:00 AM

Build a trail from Mexico to Canada, and a trickle of hardy souls will see if they can cover it, pushing through parched desert, driving rain and sky-high fields of snow. Let Hollywood glamorize the trail a half-century later and the...

Updated Jun 9, 2015 at 9:23 AM

The Mail Tribune is doing a story on Pacific Crest Trail hikers and is looking to talk to any hikers willing to be interviewed and photographed.

Posted Jun 7, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The new executive director of the Siskiyou Field Institute in Selma has a doctorate in biological anthropology from Yale and studied endangered primates in the field in Africa and Indonesia. But Hogan Sherrow got his start in Rogue River, where...

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