Stubborn Fire Burns At Seattle Recycling Plant

AP |Dec. 31, 2014 7:19 a.m.

Firefighters worked overnight digging through piles of materials to put out a stubborn two-alarm fire at a recycling plant just south of downtown Seattle.

Zip Line Purveyors Also Family Farm Stewards

AP |Dec. 26, 2014 7:37 a.m.

A Washington family that runs a popular zip-line tour has earned another kind of recognition.

In Need of a White Christmas? Head to Hawaii

Marketplace |Dec. 25, 2014 7:58 a.m.

A rare blizzard is leaving snow on the islands.

Fail To Recycle And Face City Fine In Seattle

AP |Dec. 23, 2014 8:10 a.m.

Fail to recycle in Seattle and you can get a ticket from the garbage collector.

Salem Nonprofit Almost Quadruples Donations

OPB |Dec. 22, 2014 midnight

A Salem nonprofit has been noticed for quadrupling the amount of fresh produce it donated to food banks this year.

Group Challenges Timber Producer's 'Green' Label

AP |Dec. 18, 2014 11:36 a.m.

A watchdog group is challenging the environmentally friendly "green lumber" certification for Plum Creek Timberlands, one of the nation's biggest landowners and timber producers.

Vancouver, Wash., School Wins Contest For Recycling

AP |Dec. 18, 2014 10:28 a.m.

A project that turns waste cardboard at a Vancouver high school into mushrooms has won an innovation contest.

Longview Plans To Ship Recyclables To Asia

AP |Dec. 15, 2014 8:24 a.m.

The city of Longview, Washington, plans to sell and ship its recycled bottles, cardboard and other materials to Asia.

Can The Urban Growth Boundary Accommodate Next Twenty Years Of Growth?

OPB |Dec. 04, 2014 3:50 p.m.

A new report out today suggests the Portland area's controversial growth boundary may already be big enough to accommodate development over the next twenty years.  

GRAPHIC: Measuring Food Waste And Its Impact

OPB |Nov. 18, 2014 10:59 a.m.

Click through the interactive graphic to see where we're wasting food and how much greenhouse gas is released in the process.

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