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oregon geologists warn of potential landslides in wildfire-scarred columbia gorg


a new report released thursday focuses on areas of the gorge that are highly susceptible to landslides — which also happen to overlap with some of the areas hit by this year’s wildfires.






wildfire devastates oregon’s columbia gorge — and nature lovers


a fast-moving wildfire chewing through oregon's forestland is threatening more than homes and people. it's also devouring the heart of the state's nature-loving identity.






columbia gorge trails might be closed for months


troutdale, ore. (ap) — hiking trails affected by an oregon wildfire in the columbia river gorge might be closed for months, authorities said monday. landslide risk, potential for falling trees, root snags and severe erosion as the winter rains start will have repair crews busy until spring, dawn stender, a trail crew supervisor for the […]






ash covers oregon cities, smoke from dozens of wildfires chokes u.s. west


a growing oregon wildfire covered parts of portland's metropolitan area tuesday with ash and forced the shutdown of a lengthy stretch of highway through the state's scenic columbia river gorge.






a state's shared grief as fire chews through oregon's beloved columbia river gor


as more than 100 wildfires burned across the west, a blaze exploded this week in the columbia river gorge national scenic area that has left oregon’s oh-so-outdoorsy residents in a state of public mourning.the eagle creek fire burned through their beloved backyard wilderness, blowing smoke into...






this us wildfire season is among the worst: here's why


acrid yellow smoke clogs the skies of major western u.s. cities, a human-caused fire races down the columbia river gorge toward portland, oregon, and a century-old backcountry chalet burns to the ground in montana's glacier national park.






this u.s. wildfire season is among the worst: here’s why


acrid yellow smoke clogs the skies of major western u.s. cities, a human-caused fire in the columbia river gorge rains ash on portland, oregon, and a century-old backcountry chalet burns to the ground in montana's glacier national park.






family of washington driver crushed by tree sues oregon


portland, ore. — the family of a washington man killed when a tree fell on his car in the columbia river gorge seeks $2.2 million in a lawsuit against the state of oregon. the suit filed wednesday in portland asserts the oregon department of transportation has a duty to maintain trees along highway 30, and […]






board affirms oregon county’s denial of railroad expansion


seattle (ap) — an oregon county had substantial evidence when it denied union pacific railroad’s proposed track expansion along the columbia river where an oil train derailed last year, a board ruled tuesday. the columbia river gorge commission upheld the findings by wasco county commissioners who cited concerns about the project’s impacts on the treaty […]






dozens killed in bangladesh landslides after heavy rain


death toll could rise, warn officials, after houses in southeast bangladesh were buried by landslides.






scores killed in bangladesh landslides after heavy rain


death toll could rise, warn officials, after houses in southeast bangladesh were buried by landslides.






board affirms oregon county’s denial of railroad expansion


the dalles, ore. (ap) — a board has affirmed an oregon county’s decision to deny union pacific railroad’s proposed track expansion along the columbia river where an oil train derailed last year. the columbia river gorge commission on tuesday found wasco county commissioners had evidence to reject the railroad’s application. omaha, nebraska-based union pacific had […]






rain, cooler weather slows oregon wildfires


portland, ore. (ap) — firefighters are getting some help from the weather in their battle against oregon’s largest wildfires. officials said friday that crews have slightly increased containment of a blaze torching the scenic columbia river gorge. cooler temperatures, higher humidity and light rain are expected to provide a lift to firefighters this weekend. four […]






oregon wildfire: columbia river highway closed, ash covers portland


authorities say they believe the blaze, which started saturday, was caused by a 15-year-old boy from vancouver, wash., who was using fireworks with his friends.






interstate 84 westbound reopens after fire closure


portland, ore. (ap) — transportation officials say the westbound lanes of interstate 84 in the columbia river gorge have reopened to motorists between hood river and troutdale, more than a week after the lanes closed because of wildfires. the oregon department of transportation says the lanes opened just before 6:30 p.m. thursday when officials determined […]






canada wildfire prompts evacuation order for 3,000 b.c. residents


100 mile house, british columbia — as many as 3,000 residents in central british columbia have been told to evacuate as a wind-fanned wildfire grows closer. cariboo regional district chairman al richmond said friday that the evacuation order applies to 1,800 properties northwest of kamloops. richmond says changes in wind direction and the threat of […]






geologists and engineers puzzle over how to remove a million tons of rock and di


after saturday's catastrophic land failure buried part of highway 1 along the big sur coastline, geologists and engineers are trying to find a fix. don't expect an opening any time soon.






wind and dry conditions fuel fast-moving wildfire near kelowna, b.c.


dozens of people living in southern british columbia have been forced to leave their homes as winds fan a wildfire nearby






columbia sportswear sues ex-exec, redmond tech company over hacking


the oregon outdoor apparel company alleges in a lawsuit that its departing it senior director created a dummy account on columbia’s computer system, and subsequently used it to access corporate emails and other internal columbia documents hundreds of times.






almost 500,000 coho forecast to columbia river in 2017, other returns to be unve


salmon forecasts for 2017 will be unveiled feb. 28 by state fish and wildlife, but a few early hints of what to expect have already come to light. the oregon production index – which provides ocean coho abundance forecasts for columbia river and northern oregon coast- announced this week showed numbers will likely be down although […]






hiker finds body on trail in columbia river gorge


the man was in his 50s and died of natural causes within 24 hours before he was found friday, deputies said.






taking on a tiger: chinese gorge calls to hikers


tiger leaping gorge, in china's yunnan province, delivers rugged, remote beauty.






a tale of two cities: one year after wildfire, there’s still a ‘dark cloud’ arou


while many residents say they feel more closely connected to their community, evidence suggests fort mcmurray is also fragile and scarred






sri lanka floods, landslides: death toll rises to 122


ninety-seven missing and hundreds of homes destroyed after heavy rain triggers devastating flooding and landslides.






n.y. driver survives 175-foot plunge into snow-covered gorge


rochester, n.y. (ap) — firefighters say a driver has survived a 175-foot plunge into a new york gorge. rochester fire officials tell the democrat & chronicle (http://on.rocne.ws/2lxbg5h ) that the unidentified man’s vehicle missed a curve around 11:15 a.m. tuesday, crashed through a fence and went over an embankment into the genesee river gorge. it’s […]






sri lanka floods, landslides: death toll rises to 100


ninety-one people missing and hundreds of homes destroyed after heavy rain triggers devastating flooding and landslides.






bus falls into gorge, kills at least 13 in india


police say a bus has plunged nearly 380 feet (150 meters) into a gorge in mountainous northern india, killing at least 13 people and injuring another seven people.






updated columbia spring chinook return less than half of expectation


this is news columbia river spring chinook salmon seekers didn’t want to hear. the technical advisory committee – a group of washington and oregon, and federal and tribal fishery officials have downgraded the columbia adult spring chinook run to 75,000 at bonneville dam and 83,000 at the river mouth. the preseason forecast was 160,400 adult […]






44 dead as bus falls into gorge in northern india


forty-four people were killed after a bus swerved off a mountain road and plunged into a deep gorge in northern india's himachal pradesh state wednesday, a senior government official said.






body of hiker who fell from cliff recovered on oregon beach


portland, ore. (ap) — police say the body of a hiker who fell from an oregon cliff more than a week ago has washed ashore. oregon state police sgt. michael berland says 51-year-old joseph mcdonald lescene of british columbia fell 800 feet into the ocean after losing his footing while hiking with his wife sept. […]






authorities: at least 11 dead in colombia landslides


at least 11 people are dead after intense rains provoked several landslides in a mountainous, coffee-growing part of colombia wednesday.






28 dead in landslides in southeastern bangladesh


officials and media reports say up to 28 people have been killed in landslides triggered by incessant rains in three hilly districts in southeastern bangladesh.






at least 7 dead, 20 missing in colombia landslides


at least seven people are dead after intense rains provoked several landslides in a mountainous, coffee-growing part of colombia.






soldiers among 28 dead in landslides in bangladesh


at least 28 people, including several soldiers, have been killed in landslides triggered by incessant rains in three hilly districts of southeastern bangladesh, officials and media reports said.






at least 48 dead in rain-triggered landslides in bangladesh


at least 48 people have been killed in landslides triggered by strong rains in three hilly districts of southeastern bangladesh, officials and media reports said tuesday.