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Volkswagen Dealers in U.S. Waiting for Guidance

Marketplace | Sept. 24, 2015 7 a.m.

They 'will most likely be the ones cleaning up' VW's mess.


What if It's Not Just Volkswagen?

Marketplace | Sept. 24, 2015 4:47 a.m.

In countries where diesels are popular, the extra ozone pollution could add up.


Can Volkswagen Regain Its Customers' Confidence?

Marketplace | Sept. 21, 2015 7:55 a.m.

It is in hot water with regulators and customers after faking emissions data.


One Fossil Fuel Won't Lower Its Emissions: Natural Gas

Marketplace | Aug. 4, 2015 9 a.m.

Natural gas produces only half the carbon-dioxide emissions as coal, but its emissions will grow as it continues to replace coal.

Environment | Climate change | Sustainability

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.

Environment | World | News | Sustainability

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.

Energy | News | Sustainability | Environment | Technology | Economy

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.

Health | Sustainability | News | Land use | Science | Politics

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.

Environment | Land | Sustainability

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.

Environment | Food | News | 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.