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Updated Oct 23, 2014 at 5:59 PM

A bear cub that wandered into the Ashland Rite Aid on Sunday is doing well and may be released into the wild in the spring, wildlife rehabilitators say.“So far, so good,” Jennifer Convy, wildlife director for PAWS, the Progressive Animal Welfare Society of Lynnwood, Wash., said Thursday. “She’s currently behaving normally. We’re hopeful...

Updated Oct 22, 2014 at 8:32 PM

The Clean Water Act, passed 42 years ago this week, has protected many waterways from pollution, but needs to be strengthened and applied to over 61,000 miles of streams...

Updated Oct 21, 2014 at 6:44 PM

An overturned shopping cart wasn’t too big or too small — it was just the right size to capture and hold a bear cub wandering the aisles at Rite Aid in Ashland on Sunday.The 13-pound female cub was healthy, not starving,...

Updated Oct 21, 2014 at 2:39 PM

We hit a patch of snow along the steep, winding road, making our route nearly impassable. We were determined. This was the third time my friend Zach had attempted to reach a remote river deep in the Kalmiopsis wildlands. Since we first heard this...

Updated Sep 30, 2014 at 4:02 PM

I run outside a few times a week. Running serves a dual purpose for me. It keeps me in decent shape and it clears my mind. These past few weeks though, running has been a drag. I’m not sure what it’s like to smoke a pack of...

Updated Sep 30, 2014 at 1:11 PM

GRANTS PASS — Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biologists said Tuesday.Concerns...

Updated Sep 30, 2014 at 4:47 PM

For Jason Eaton, building an affordable, energy-stingy home is not so much a matter of cramming it with solar devices as it is just keeping things small, simple and beautiful to live in.

Updated Sep 16, 2014 at 5:43 PM

More wildfires. More superstorms. More floods. Rising temperatures. Lack of snow. Severe drought.The number of news stories about dramatic climate change can be...

Updated Sep 12, 2014 at 10:42 AM

The majestic monarch butterfly, with its distinctive orange, white and black wings, is in serious decline, but home gardeners can be powerful allies in the fight to save these royal insects from extinction.

Updated Sep 10, 2014 at 5:29 PM

As kids head back to school and the leaves begin to change from green to shades of gold, red and orange, it's clear that summer is ending and fall is nearly here. In that spirit, the city will soon honor the 2014 Tree of the Year.The award...

Updated Sep 9, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Walking away from our car up the steep trail, I had second thoughts. This would be my first overnight camping trip in a wild area with my 3-year-old son. We’d be away from roads, away from cars. No more cell phones — wait, I still...

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