Amelia Templeton

NPR Story
3:38 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Newly Discovered Caves Aid Researchers Study Melting Glacier

Originally published on Tue October 15, 2013 4:19 am

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.

Around the Nation
3:41 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Loss Of Timber Payments Cuts Deep In Oregon

Originally published on Thu March 20, 2014 3:30 pm

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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.

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