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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...

Updated Sep 8, 2014 at 6:16 PM

So it's the first week in September and the beginning of what local meteorologists call a new water year. What are they talking about?If you live in the U.S., say, east of central Kansas, where rain is...

Posted Sep 8, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Vehicles manufactured by the likes of Ford, Nissan, Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, Chevrolet and Brammo rubbed fenders with home-built conversions of piston-to-battery pack vehicles Saturday at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum in Ashland at the...

Updated Sep 5, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Resident wolf OR-7's family are true wolves.Genetic tests on scat collected this summer revealed that OR-7's mate is a wolf related to other wolves in northeast Oregon, says Michelle Dennehy, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's...

Updated Sep 5, 2014 at 2:01 PM

The 33rd annual bike race pits cyclists of all types against each other in a race from Lithia Park to Mt. Ashland's ski area parking lot, 4,600 feet in net elevation gain. Prizes of $100 and free entry into next year's race are awarded to the...

Updated Sep 5, 2014 at 11:21 AM

PORTLAND — A federal agency on Thursday recommended the continued operation of hatcheries in the Columbia River Basin, with focus on programs that minimize risks to wild salmon and steelhead. The recommendation is part of a...

Updated Sep 2, 2014 at 4:33 PM

What's the issue?While plants have been modified for thousands of years through breeding and natural selection, "genetically modified organisms" are defined as organisms modified using modern biotechnology. Rather than...

Posted Sep 1, 2014 at 11:01 PM

By erecting a large solar array on its two new dormitories and getting them rated as energy-efficient structures, Southern Oregon University was able to sell a year’s worth of carbon credits to Chevrolet, which will retire them —...

Updated Aug 27, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Talent is the second Bee City USA in the country, a title conferred by a national organization working to protect honeybees and other pollinators. Asheville, N.C., the home base for Bee City USA, is the other Bee City.Talent began...

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