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Portland Votes 'Yes' On Plan To Turn Poop Into Vehicle Fuel

OPB | April 19, 2017 5 p.m.

Portland's wastewater agency has a new plan for the methane gas that’s a byproduct of solid waste.

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Govs. Inslee And Brown Band Together To Challenge Trump's Energy Plans

OPB | March 25, 2017 4:28 p.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington are banding together in support of clean energy.

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The Best Of EarthFix 2016

EarthFix | Dec. 18, 2016 1:51 p.m.

From an international investigation into electronic waste to a study of the U.S. military's environmental legacy in the Northwest, here is the best reporting from EarthFix in 2016.

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Google's All-Renewable Energy Plan To Include Data Center In Oregon

NWPR/EarthFix | Dec. 6, 2016 2:45 p.m.

Google announces that all of the energy it consumes globally — including at its data center in The Dalles, Oregon — will soon operate without directly relying on fossil fuels.

Climate change | Environment | Land use | Renewable energy | Agriculture

How Lakes Can Work Like Batteries That Charge The Electricity Grid

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 5, 2016 1:45 p.m. | Klamath Falls, Oregon

A project in Oregon’s Klamath County is aiming to complement renewable energy development in the Northwest by creating a giant water battery.

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Where Do Wind Turbines Go To Die?

Inside Energy | Sept. 9, 2016 3:16 p.m.

Wind turbines don't last forever. And when they come down, these giant structures can leave a lot of waste behind. The steel towers can be recycled, but the fiberglass blades typically end up in landfills.

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Oregon Offshore Wind Project Stalls

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 9, 2016 1:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The company behind the project has asked federal regulators to stop processing its lease application.

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Scientists Tackle Mercury Woes In River On Idaho-Oregon Border

AP | Aug. 14, 2016 12:49 p.m. | Boise

A multiyear study of mercury contamination is underway in a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Idaho-Oregon border that's part of a power company's effort to renew its license with the federal government.

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NW Cities Turn To Local Action To Block Oil Trains

AP | July 28, 2016 8:33 a.m. | Seattle

Voters in Spokane will get to decide whether the city should prohibit the shipment of crude oil or coal by rail. The ballot measure, if approved, would make rail shipments of crude oil or coal a civil in  

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OSU Creates New Software To Assess Global Hydropower Potential

OPB | July 5, 2016 3:01 p.m.

Engineers at Oregon State have created a free, open-source computer program that can determine a stream or river’s potential as an energy source.