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July 08, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Blazing Texas Sun Drives OSU Solar Car To Victory

The Oregon State University Solar Vehicle Team won the 2013 Formula Sun Grand Prix in the 105-degree heat of Austin, Tex.

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Filed under: Transportation, Environment, Solar Vehicle Team


May 17, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

In Eugene, You Can Go Green To The Grave On A Tricycle Hearse

Sunset Hills Funeral Home of Eugene offers natural burials with bamboo coffins and a bike ride to the grave for $3,500.

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Filed under: Environment, Transportation, Bicycles


April 26, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Report Finds Dirtier West Coast Trucks End Up In Oregon

A new Portland City Club report has found that older, more polluting diesel trucks that don't meet environmental regulations in California and Washington are being used in Oregon instead.

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Filed under: Transportation, Environment


April 24, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

The Pros And Cons Of Car-Sharing

With all the different car-sharing services now available in the Portland area, I wanted to find out what draws people to car-sharing and what they do and don't like about it. Here are the pros and cons listed by about a dozen people who shared their thoughts with OPB's Public Insight Network.

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Filed under: Environment, Transportation, Car-sharing


April 11, 2013 · By Rob Manning

Portland Planners Try Again On West Hayden Island

Staff planners are now saying they’ve changed more than a dozen aspects of the proposal – addressing concerns about health impacts, flood plains, and plans for a neighborhood park, among other things. But it still lacks support from the Port of Portland and long-time critics.

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Filed under: Communities, Transportation, News, Oregon


April 09, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Oregon Senate Passes Bill Aiming To Boost Electric Car Use

The Oregon Senate voted 23-2 on a bill that would allow state agencies to expand Oregon's network of publicly available electric car charging stations.

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Filed under: Transportation, Electric cars


March 08, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Leaders Strategize To Push Electric Cars In Oregon

This week the electric vehicle industry group Drive Oregon agreed to take over the plan to increase electric vehicles statewide.

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Filed under: Transportation, Electric cars


Feb. 26, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Video: Climb Aboard A Bulk Carrier With Columbia River Pilots

Climb aboard a 609-foot bulk carrier with me, EarthFix reporter Katie Campbell and Columbia River Pilot Capts. Anne McIntyre and Charles Dobbins. It's the kind of ship companies could use to transport U.S. coal to Asia – and in fact it has carried coal before.

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Filed under: Environment, Transportation, Coal exports


Feb. 15, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

10 Kinds Of Food You Can Get Delivered By Bike

I've been keeping a mental list of the growing number of things you can get delivered by bike: Office supplies, mattresses, Christmas trees (though I hear that company has called it quits) … I even got my bike fixed by a bike repair man who came to my house via bike.

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Filed under: Transportation, Bicycles


Feb. 14, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Pay-Per-Mile Car Insurance Woos Portlanders

A new company is trying to woo Portlanders who don't drive very much with pay-per-mile car insurance. MetroMile, of Redwood City, Calif., has been offering its unique insurance plans only in Portland since December. Continue reading →

Filed under: Transportation, Metromile



About Ecotrope

In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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