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Sustainability | Environment

Washington Residents Are Warned Their Recyclables Will End Up In Landfills

NWPR/EarthFix | Oct. 20, 2017 4:45 p.m.

Washington recyclers are worried they could soon have no place to send discarded paper and plastics. China has decided the U.S. is letting food and garbage contaminate too much of its recyclables.

Sustainability | World | Environment

China Wants Nothing to Do With America's Trash

Marketplace | Oct. 18, 2017 12:45 p.m.

It will no longer import recycled scrap from the U.S. So what do we do with it?

News | Sustainability | Environment | local

Oregon Poised To Send Recycling To Landfills

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 12, 2017 6 p.m.

Oregon regulators have received more than a dozen requests from companies that want to throw recyclable materials into landfills.

Energy | Environment | Sustainability | Business | local | News

Washington’s Cannabis Industry Isn’t As Green As You’d Think

Crosscut | Oct. 9, 2017 11:15 a.m.

Marijuana growers and processors use a lot of electricity and have a carbon footprint equaling that of 3 million cars.

Sustainability | Environment

Chinese Ban On Waste Imports Puts Northwest Recycling In Limbo

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 2, 2017 4:45 p.m.

By the end of the year, much of the mixed plastic and paper that goes into recycling bins will be banned from China, which could mean they will end up in a landfill.

Communities | Environment | Sustainability | local | News | Transportation

Are The Car-Sharing And EV Revolutions Leaving Poor People Behind?

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 15, 2017 8 a.m. | Portland

A new program in Northeast Portland aims to serve people outside the boundaries of mainstream car-sharing services.

Politics | Climate change | Communities | Environment | Sustainability | local | Forestry | News

Are Environmentalists To Blame For All These Fires?

Jefferson Public Radio | Sept. 14, 2017 5:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Conservatives are arguing that if loggers had been allowed to cut more trees, we wouldn’t be having all these fires. But scientists say it's not that simple.

News | Food | Sustainability | Environment | local

'Ugly' Produce Delivery Service Expands To The Northwest

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 16, 2017 6:15 a.m. | Portland

A California-based company that sells blemished and misshapen fruits and vegetables is expanding into the Northwest.

Sustainability | Agriculture | Science | Environment

Would You Trust The Feds To Make Decisions About Your Land? | Terrestrial

KUOW | July 20, 2017 3:30 p.m. | Enterprise, Oregon

Why would a fourth-generation Oregon rancher who doesn't put much trust in the government choose to work with federal agencies to restore salmon runs on her property?

Sustainability | Climate change | Environment

Oregon Businesses Form New Alliance To Fight Climate Change

OPB/EarthFix | June 22, 2017 8:45 a.m. | Portland

More than two dozen Oregon businesses are banding together to fight climate change through a new organization called the Oregon Business Alliance For Climate.