Scenic Fruit Co., of Gresham, Ore., issued the recall on March 16. Affected products include frozen organic strawberries sold at Costco, Aldi, KeHE, Vital Choice Seafood and PCC Community Markets, as well as frozen "Organic Tropical Fruit Blend" sold at Trader Joe's.
Well testing is still underway as rural residents near Boardman, Ore., try to determine the impact high concentrations of nitrates could have on them and their families.
Despite a healthy mountain snowpack, more rainfall is needed at lower elevations to ease drought conditions across much of Oregon. That's according to the latest Water Supply Outlook Report issued by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, which tracks streamflows and reservoir storage in 12 water basins statewide from January 1 to June 1.
Another Cuban tree frog was found Feb. 27 in Oregon, this time hiding on a tropical plant sold at a local store in the Portland suburb of Beaverton.
A push to develop massive floating wind farms off the West Coast is raising concerns over the potential impacts on commercial and tribal fisheries.
Oregon water regulators are considering whether to impose new restrictions on groundwater pumping in the Harney Basin, though any changes would still take years before they are approved.