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Extreme climate variability destabilizing West Coast ecosystems

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Apr 10, 2018
Increase in synchrony of climate could expose marine and terrestrial organisms to higher risks of extinction

By Chris Branam

Give the garden a facelift with 6 shrubs sporting dramatic foliage

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Apr 5, 2018

Add colorful shrubs to the palette of plants you use to give color and texture to the landscape.

By Kym Pokorny

Rare coastal martens under high risk of extinction in coming decades

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Apr 4, 2018
Martens are like the river otters of the woods

By Chris Branam

Stick a thermometer in the soil before planting vegetables

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Mar 30, 2018

Using a thermometer to monitor the soil takes the guess work out of when to plant vegetables.

By Kym Pokorny

Practice the good neighbor policy in the garden: Try companion planting

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Mar 23, 2018

Certain plants placed side by side can help you avoid problems in the garden.

By Kym Pokorny

Sweep wood ash from fireplace to garden

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Mar 16, 2018

Wood ash has 13 essential minerals that plants need, but don't overdo it.

By Kym Pokorny

Cutting and leaving western juniper may lead to increase in invasive grasses

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Mar 13, 2018
Juniper reduction alone won't be enough to restore habitat

By Chris Branam

No room for vegetables? Pot up your plants

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Mar 9, 2018

Containers are a good alternative for gardening when space is limited

By Kym Pokorny

What's the truth behind 6 gardening myths?

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Mar 2, 2018

As the gardening season gears up, it’s time to bust some myths.

By Kym Pokorny

Idle, uncleaned milk trucks don't compromise the quality of raw milk, OSU study shows

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Mar 1, 2018

Raw milk quality isn’t compromised when tanker trucks sit empty and uncleaned for hours between loads, according to new research at Oregon State University.

By Chris Branam