Amelia Templeton en Newly Discovered Caves Aid Researchers Study Melting Glacier Two explorers have discovered more than a mile of caves underneath a glacier on Mt. Hood near Portland, Oregon. They suspect the beautiful formations account for a significant loss of the glacier's ice, and they have set out to measure how much the inside of the glacier is melting each year. It's dangerous work, but it could reveal that some glaciers in the Pacific Northwest are retreating faster than anyone realized. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 08:38:00 +0000 Amelia Templeton 32083 at Loss Of Timber Payments Cuts Deep In Oregon Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>You're listing to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.<p>Imagine dialing 911 and the voice on the other hand says: Sorry. Due to budget cuts, no one can help you. Well, that's the reality for tens of thousands of people in rural Oregon. Many counties in the state have cut public safety budgets due to the loss of vital timber payments. That's money from the federal government paid to counties with large national forests - in other words, land that can't be taxed.<p>The bill authorizing those payments has expired. Tue, 21 May 2013 20:41:00 +0000 Amelia Templeton 24532 at