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.
News | Environment | World | SustainabilityOPB | 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.
Food | News | Environment | SustainabilityAP | April 23, 2015 11:10 a.m.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says he is suspending fines for households and businesses that don't compost.
A report suggesting limitations on red meat consumption stirs up controversy.
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 | PoliticsAP | 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.
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.