A Salem solar plant that received millions in tax incentives will close after less than a decade in operation, with 92 employees losing their jobs.
Energy | local | Agriculture | News | FoodStatesman Journal | Sept. 2, 2017 11:34 a.m. | Hubbard, Oregon
For the last few months, the hazelnut processing plant in Hubbard has been pushing out nuts on nothing but the power of the hot, summer sun.
While hundreds of thousands of Northwest residents were looking up, power companies were monitoring just how much solar power they lost during Monday’s sky-darkening eclipse.
It's time to officially begin weather watching, to get a sense of whether we'll have clear skies for the big day.
Business | Nation | local | Science | Environment | News | NW Life | OPB's Coverage Of The Oregon Solar Eclipse 2017OPB | Aug. 8, 2017 9 a.m. | Portland
On Monday, Aug. 21, Oregon will have a collective raised head to the first total solar eclipse in almost 40 years. Here are seven things to know before the solar eclipse completely covers our lives.
Nation | local | Education | Science | Environment | News | OPB's Coverage Of The Oregon Solar Eclipse 2017Northwest News Network | Aug. 8, 2017 7:45 a.m.
This month's total solar eclipse might be the most-studied disappearance of the sun ever, thanks in part to legions of citizen scientists from the Northwest and beyond.
Millions of visitors are projected to swarm the forests and mountains in states within the eclipse path of totality, at the same time wildfire danger and summer tourism is reaching its apex.
Science | local | Education | Arts | Environment | NW Life | Technology | OPB's Coverage Of The Oregon Solar Eclipse 2017OPB | July 19, 2017 12:01 p.m. | Portland
On the morning of Aug. 21, 2017, the moon will pass in front of the sun creating a rare total solar eclipse in Oregon and casting parts of the state into complete daytime darkness. In other words, photographic gold.
Business | local | Environment | News | EnergyMedford Mail Tribune | July 11, 2017 9:17 a.m.
An appeal notice was filed Friday by 1000 Friends of Oregon attempting to block a 37,905-panel solar farm planned on prime agricultural land along Rossanley Drive just outside of Medford.
Alaska Airlines is offering a charter flight over the Pacific Ocean this Aug. 21 that will allow select passengers to view the astronomical event from the sky.
Energy | Politics | World | Nation | Environment | News | Climate changeAP | May 31, 2017 7:30 a.m. | Washington
President Donald Trump is expected to pull the United States from a landmark global climate agreement, a White House official said Wednesday, though there could be "caveats in the language" announcing a withdrawal, leaving open the possibility that his decision isn't final.
With nearly every lodging option booked within the path of the eclipse, thousands of visitors are expected to spill over onto public lands.
local | Entertainment | News | Recreation | Economy | NW Life | State of WonderOPB | May 5, 2017 6 p.m. | Spray, Oregon
The town of Spray, population 160, is bracing for 10,000 visitors and wondering, how do you begin to feed and house that many?
Central Oregon officials have lifted the attendance cap to 30,000 for a music and arts festival scheduled to coincide with a solar eclipse in August.
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Life In A Town For Sale | Education Goals In The Oregon Legislature | Prison Lockdown | Oregon Dept. Of EnergyOPB | April 10, 2017 noon
A small town in Southern Oregon is for sale. What are the legislature's statewide education goals? How does the Oregon Dept. of Corrections handle riots? An overhaul of the state Department of Energy is being proposed.
On Aug. 21, not long after the clock strikes 10 a.m. on the central Oregon Coast, the moon will blot out the sun, briefly turning day into night and warmth into coolness.
Business | Politics | Energy | Nation | local | Election | Environment | News | Economy | Climate changeAP | Jan. 22, 2017 9:57 a.m. | Honolulu
President Donald Trump has disputed climate change, pledged a revival of coal and disparaged wind power, and his nominee to head the Energy Department was once highly skeptical of the agency's value. What this means for states' efforts to promote renewable energy is an open question.