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Where Are Portland's Hottest, Most Polluted Areas?

OPB/EarthFix | July 29, 2015 6 a.m. | Portland

As summers in the Northwest get hotter with climate change, researchers and planners are looking for ways to reduce the health risks in urban hot spots. In Portland, a new map could help.

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Portland Mayor Hales To Talk Climate Change With Pope

OPB | June 16, 2015 1:45 p.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is among 16 mayors from around the world chosen to attend a papal summit on July 21.

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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.

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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.

Sustainability | Environment | Land

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.

Food | News | Environment | Sustainability

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.

Sustainability

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.

News | Business | Sustainability | Politics

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.

local | Environment | Flora and Fauna | Sustainability | News

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.