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Oregon Bottle Deposit Set To Double Next Year

OPB/EarthFix | July 22, 2016 3:52 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Low redemption rates have triggered a doubling of the Oregon beverage container deposit to a dime. The change goes into effect next April.

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Oregon Bottle Deposit To Double Next Spring

Pamplin Media Group | July 22, 2016 1:59 p.m.

Oregon will double the redemption value of the Oregon Bottle Bill. Cans and bottles returned to the state will increase to 10 cents per container.

Food | Sustainability | Environment

A Seattle Entrepreneur’s Mealworms Could Land On Your Dinner Plate Someday

Crosscut | July 22, 2016 12:44 p.m. | Seattle

Seattle's first insect farm is producing fertilizer and chicken feed for starters. But the PhD behind the firm thinks her grubs could eventually be part of people's diet.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Land use | Sustainability

An Urban Refuge Where Humans And Wildlife Coexist Amid The Sprawl Of Puget Sound

KCTS9/EarthFix | July 15, 2016 1:15 p.m. | Issaquah, Washington

One of the nation's first urban fish and wildlife refuges coexists with 20 percent of Washington's population in the Lake Sammamish watershed east of Seattle.

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Study: Your Kids' Energy-Saving Habits Are Having An Impact On You

OPB | July 14, 2016 2:45 p.m.

Does your kid insist on riding bikes or follow you at home, turning off the lights? A new study shows that children’s energy-saving behaviors affect their parents’ own habits.  

Sustainability | Environment | Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake In Oregon?

In Portland, Earthquake Drill Underscores A Need For Volunteers

OPB/EarthFix | July 12, 2016 2:24 p.m. | Portland

Communities across the Northwest simulated their response to a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. One of the takeaways in Portland was that first responders are going to need backup.

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Coos Rail Projects Receive $11 Million In Federal Grants

OPB | July 6, 2016 1:02 p.m.

The Port of Coos Bay will get an $11 million dollar grant from the U.S Department of Transportation for a number of rail upgrades.

Water | Renewable energy | Sustainability | News | Energy | Environment

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.

Health | Environment | Land use | Sustainability | Lead In The Water

Portland Family Faces The Reality Of A Lead-Poisoned Child

OPB/EarthFix | May 24, 2016 9 p.m.

News of toxic lead in the air and water have many parents on high alert. Lead poisoning in children can cause permanent brain damage. One Portland family is confronting that reality.

Water | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Sustainability

Carbon Pollution Could Be A Big Problem For Northwest Crab Business

OPB/EarthFix | May 18, 2016 4:15 p.m.

Increased carbon emissions are putting Puget Sound Dungeness crabs at risk, according to new research from the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle.