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Eugene Dumps Fossil Fuel Investments

OPB | Jan. 16, 2014 12:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: Following the lead of other progressive cities across the U.S., Eugene has decided to divest from fossil fuel companies.

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Environmental Update On Oil-By-Rail In the Northwest

OPB | Jan. 13, 2014 12:20 p.m.

MONDAY: Increasingly, trains are carrying crude oil across the Northwest. After derailments in other places, lawmakers are asking for more information and better safety standards.

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Conflict Minerals: The Human Cost of Consumer Tech

OPB | Jan. 9, 2014 12:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: While the ubiquity of smart technology has led to greater awareness of human rights issues worldwide, obtaining the metals used in these devices often comes with a terrible human cost. 

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Second Megaload of Oil Refinery Equipment Hits The Road

OPB | Dec. 24, 2013 12:20 p.m.

TUESDAY: The trucking company hauling massive oil refinery equipment across Eastern Oregon is gearing up for protests along the way.