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Test Driving The Electric Highway

OPB | April 29, 2015 3:01 p.m.

The Oregon section of a regional network for recharging EVs is now complete.

News | Science | Health | Politics | Land use | Sustainability

A Bill To Stop Construction in Tsunami-Prone Areas Is Dead

OPB | April 29, 2015 1:56 p.m. | Portland

A bill that would have given the state of Oregon the power to stop new construction in tsunami-prone areas is dead.

Environment | Land | Sustainability

Seattle Suspends $1 Fine For Failure To Compost

KUOW | April 23, 2015 5:15 p.m.

Proposed fines for not following Seattle’s new food composting rule have been delayed.

Sustainability | Environment | Food | News

Seattle Suspends Fines For Throwing Food In Garbage

AP | April 23, 2015 11:10 a.m.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says he is suspending fines for households and businesses that don't compost.


The Intersection of Food, Sustainability and Politics

Marketplace | April 14, 2015 7 a.m.

A report suggesting limitations on red meat consumption stirs up controversy.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Sustainability

Pot Grows Are Drying Up Streams In Northern California, Study Says

Jefferson Public Radio | April 8, 2015 6 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A study says illegal marijuana-growing operations are diverting so much water  from fish-bearing streams that it's threatening the survival of salmon and steelhead.

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Bill Banning Microbeads Considered By Oregon Committee

AP | April 8, 2015 7:51 a.m.

Oregon could be the latest state to ban the tiny plastic beads that are often used in soaps and other personal care products.

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Truffle Hunters Shut Out Of Some Favorite Spots This Season

OPB | March 4, 2015 4:05 p.m. | Banks, Oregon

It’s truffle season in Oregon’s forests. The fungus is prized by restaurants and can sell for $400 a pound or more. But this year truffle hunters are shut out of some of their favorite spots.

Sustainability | Agriculture | News

Apple Maggots Threaten Spokane Yard Waste Recycling

AP | March 2, 2015 7:26 a.m.

A new rule to protect Washington apple orchards from a pest could derail the yard waste recycling program in Spokane.

Sustainability | News

Kirkland, Wash., Latest To Ban Disposable Plastic Bags

AP | Feb. 19, 2015 7:11 a.m.

Kirkland has joined a growing number of Western Washington cities to ban single-use plastic carryout bags.