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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.

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10-Megawatt Solar Farm Slated For Central Oregon

AP | May 8, 2016 1:01 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

A Canadian energy developer is closer to putting a solar farm in central Oregon.

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Oregon Kite Power Start-Up Gets State And Federal Funding

OPB | April 18, 2016 11:15 a.m. | Portland

An Oregon start-up that’s trying to use kites to generate electricity has secured close to a quarter of a million dollars from the US Department of Agriculture and state agencies.

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Is The Future Of Solar Bright In Oregon?

OPB/EarthFix | April 14, 2016 3:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A few new policy steps could help Oregon catch up with neighboring Washington and other  states in bringing solar power to more homes, businesses and utility customers.

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Port of Longview Rejects Plan For Refinery, Propane Terminal

OPB | Feb. 23, 2016 11:30 a.m. | Longview, Washington

Port of Longview commissioners vote unanimously to end talks with an energy company that wants to build the first oil refinery on the West Coast in more than 25 years.

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Next Chapter In Klamath Dams Saga Opens In California

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 26, 2016 3:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

California has started looking at the environmental effects of dams on the Klamath River. It’s the first official move since the Klamath Basin Water Agreements fell apart at the end of the year.

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PacifiCorp Pursues Dam Removal After Collapse Of Klamath Legislation

OPB | Jan. 20, 2016 4:28 p.m.

PacifiCorp is now trying to reach a deal with state and federal regulators to eventually take out four old dams on the Klamath River.

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Sinking Oil Prices Raise Questions Around Proposed Vancouver Terminal

OPB | Jan. 12, 2016 4:04 p.m.

Washington state held a second public hearing on a proposed oil terminal for the Port of Vancouver.