Recent Features


Growing from the stem

During a youth outreach event, Lisa Eytel, a Ph.D. student studying organic chemistry at the University of Oregon asked students to draw a scientist. Most drew males.

There may be a reason for this.


Proposed changes to the ESA could have consequences for condors

California condors have made a remarkable comeback from the brink of extinction, but proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act could have dire consequences for nature’s master recyclers.


how trash becomes treasure on the oregon coast

Look closely at the colors decorating the sand beneath your feet and you’ll find a surprising amount of something that doesn’t belong: trash. One woman has a unique solution for what to do with it. 


This little piggy

Gently tapping his stocky, pink body with a thin whip, 16-year-old Erika Bergstrom shepherded her pig, Louie, out of his pen in the hog barn. But Louie had other plans in mind. For students like Bergstrom, who aspires to be an agricultural science teacher one day, programs like FFA and 4-H offer invaluable experiential learning opportunities.


The Art of Healing

Sprigs of freshly plucked sage stood halfway out of the pocket on her long violet skirt. Using a wooden cane to walk she slowly hobbled around her herb garden past rosemary bushes as tall as she. "Herbs help your body help itself," said herbalist Daphne Singingtree. 


Paw Prints

Almost everywhere he goes, veteran Robert Hendrix of Eugene brings along his longhaired Chihuahua. Although Little Man is a service dog, Hendrix often gets stopped, questioned and sometimes even harassed for having a dog with him.