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Environment | Sustainability

Eugene Company Encourages Environmentally Friendly Burial

KLCC | Aug. 19, 2016 2 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

More people are choosing alternative ways to spend the hereafter that include natural burial. A Eugene, Oregon, woman is on a mission to resurrect an old practice for dealing with the dead.

Education | Environment | Sustainability

Reusing Rubble From Demolished Schools Cuts Costs

KLCC | Aug. 19, 2016 12:15 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

School districts cut costs and practice sustainability by reusing materials and equipment gleaned from freshly demolished schools.

Nation | Sustainability | Environment | News | Oil Trains In The Northwest

Washington Attorney General: Say No To Oil Terminal Project

The Columbian | July 29, 2016 8:48 a.m.

One of the most influential voices weighing in on the nation’s largest proposed oil-by-rail terminal recommended rejecting the Vancouver project.

Transportation | Politics | Renewable energy | Environment | Sustainability | local | News | Oil Trains In The Northwest

NW Cities Turn To Local Action To Block Oil Trains

AP | July 28, 2016 8:33 a.m. | Seattle

Voters in Spokane will get to decide whether the city should prohibit the shipment of crude oil or coal by rail. The ballot measure, if approved, would make rail shipments of crude oil or coal a civil in  

Fish & Wildlife | Land use | Environment | Sustainability

An Urban Refuge Where Humans And Wildlife Coexist

KCTS9/EarthFix | July 25, 2016 11:45 p.m. | Issaquah, Washington

One of the nation's first urban fish and wildlife refuges coexists with 20 percent of Washington's population in the Lake Sammamish watershed east of Seattle.

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Oregon Bottle Deposit Set To Double Next Year

OPB/EarthFix | July 22, 2016 3:52 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Low redemption rates have triggered a doubling of the Oregon beverage container deposit to a dime. The change goes into effect next April.

local | Sustainability | News

Oregon Bottle Deposit To Double Next Spring

Pamplin Media Group | July 22, 2016 1:59 p.m.

Oregon will double the redemption value of the Oregon Bottle Bill. Cans and bottles returned to the state will increase to 10 cents per container.

Environment | Food | Sustainability

A Seattle Entrepreneur’s Mealworms Could Land On Your Dinner Plate Someday

Crosscut | July 22, 2016 12:44 p.m. | Seattle

Seattle's first insect farm is producing fertilizer and chicken feed for starters. But the PhD behind the firm thinks her grubs could eventually be part of people's diet.

Family | Sustainability | Environment | Parents | News

Study: Your Kids' Energy-Saving Habits Are Having An Impact On You

OPB | July 14, 2016 2:45 p.m.

Does your kid insist on riding bikes or follow you at home, turning off the lights? A new study shows that children’s energy-saving behaviors affect their parents’ own habits.  

Environment | Sustainability | Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake In Oregon?

In Portland, Earthquake Drill Underscores A Need For Volunteers

OPB/EarthFix | July 12, 2016 2:24 p.m. | Portland

Communities across the Northwest simulated their response to a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. One of the takeaways in Portland was that first responders are going to need backup.