Q&A: Report Finds Gaps In Oregon's Oil-Train Safety Plan

OPB | July 25, 2014 5:30 p.m.

Several mile-long oil trains cross through the state of Oregon every week carrying volatile oil from North Dakota's Bakken oil fields. A report issued Friday identifies gaps in Oregon's ability to handle the safety risks of those trains.

With New Safety Measures, Nuclear Reactors May Reopen In Japan

NPR | July 24, 2014 4:39 a.m.

Three years after the Fukushima disaster shut Japan's nuclear power plants, reactors at a different plant may reopen. Steve Inskeep talks with Wall Street Journal Tokyo bureau chief Peter Landers.

Nuclear Plant May Be In Hot Water Over Its Cooling System

NPR | July 23, 2014 7:36 p.m.

Operators of the Turkey Point nuclear plant near Miami have received federal permission to run their cooling system above the old 100 degree limit. The decision is meant to combat algae growth and rising temperature in cooling canals, but environmental groups in nearby Biscayne National Park are concerned.

East Oregonian: Arlington Landfill Gas Plant To Double Energy Capacity

East Oregonian | July 17, 2014 1 p.m.

Waste Managment doubling capacity of its gas power plant at the Columbia Ridge Landfill and Recycling Center in Arlington.

Leased Solar Panels Can Cast A Shadow Over A Home's Value

NPR | July 17, 2014 8:11 a.m.

Installing solar panels on a house to produce electricity is expensive. Leasing is one popular alternative, but some homeowners are learning 20-year contracts can complicate a home sale.

Australia Repeals An Unpopular Tax On Carbon Emissions

NPR | July 17, 2014 7:47 a.m.

The tax was imposed on about 350 of the nation's top polluters under the country's previous center-left government.

Coos Bay World: FERC Releases Jordan Cove Timeline

The World | July 15, 2014 1 p.m.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has released a timeline for the Jordan Cove Energy Project's environmental review.

A User-Friendly Gardening System For The Plant-Challenged

NPR | July 11, 2014 7:07 a.m.

If you always end up killing your house plants, this week's innovation pick may help. This new microfarming appliance grows produce indoors with just seeds, an electrical outlet and a little water.

Register Guard: Protesters Arrested At Seneca Plant

The Register-Guard | July 07, 2014 8 p.m.

Police arrested three people Monday during a protest at the Seneca Sustainable Energy wood-burning power plant off Highway 99 in west Eugene.

'Hell Must Look Like This': A Grueling Year For Train-Struck Town

NPR | July 06, 2014 3:27 p.m.

One year has passed since an American train derailed and exploded in a small Canadian town, killing 47 people and igniting debate over rail safety and oil shipment. Much of the town remains contaminated, with its downtown and some neighborhoods closed. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports on efforts to grapple with the tragic disaster and rebuild the community.

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