Oregon’s Finest Hiking Trails 2014

After Wednesday’s freakishly warm weather, it appears as though pleasant temperatures are finally here to stay for the foreseeable future. That means, among other things, that hiking season is upon us. Huzzah! There are countless hiking trails in our beautiful…

Trolley Tracks Unearthed in Willamette Street Construction

New Construction, Old Find In the process of building a new pedestrian/bicycle crossing on Willamette Street at 12th Alley on Monday, 28 April 2014, construction workers came upon the buried remains of what appear to be old trolley tracks. City…

dam beautiful eugene oregon

Disaster Prediction On March 19, 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers let about 300 residents of Eugene and surrounding cities view updated maps showing the possible aftermath of a catastrophic failure of any one of Lane County’s nine major…

Green Pitcher Plant

Simlar Plants found on Oregon Coast Junction City plant collector Dean Cook has been charged with illegally bringing two endangered species into the United States. The operator of Cook’s Carnivorous Plants, a nursery specializing insect eating plant varieties, was charged…

Geothermal Heat Pumps

According to new reports, geothermal heating has proven to be among the “most mature and stable platforms” for renewable energy use. In addition to very high customer satisfaction, increased “green” building growth and first-cost reduction programs are helping take geothermal…

Mushrooms to clean water

Using Fungus to Clean Water Sources Volunteers from the Ocean Blue Project, an ecological restoration nonprofit group, have started a new project to clean up the waters of Corvallis’ Sequoia creek using mushrooms. You read that correctly: There is a…