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Salem's Panasonic Solar Plant To Close, Laying Off 92 Workers

Statesman Journal | Sept. 14, 2017 7:25 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

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.

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NW Hazelnut Company Opens All-Solar Processing Plant In Hubbard

Statesman 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.

Energy | Environment | OPB's Coverage Of The Oregon Solar Eclipse 2017

Eclipse Not A Problem For NW Solar Power Distribution

NWPR/EarthFix | Aug. 21, 2017 4:30 p.m.

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.

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Why Future Earthlings Won't See Total Solar Eclipses

NPR | Aug. 14, 2017 4:43 a.m.

The Earth won't enjoy total solar eclipses forever because the Moon is moving farther away, so it looks smaller and smaller over time.

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What Will The Weather Be Like In Oregon On Eclipse Day?

Statesman Journal | Aug. 13, 2017 8:21 a.m.

It's time to officially begin weather watching, to get a sense of whether we'll have clear skies for the big day. 

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What's The Big Deal With The Solar Eclipse? 7 Things To Know

OPB | 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.

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Want A Unique Solar Eclipse Experience? Become A Citizen Scientist

Northwest 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.

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Solar Eclipse Could Bring Chaos To Oregon's Forests And Mountains

Statesman Journal | July 23, 2017 9:16 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

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.

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10 Tips To Capturing Stellar Images Of The Oregon Solar Eclipse

OPB | 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.

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Oregon Land-Use Group Challenging Proposed Solar Farm

Medford 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.

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Alaska Airlines Offers Charter Flight For Solar Eclipse Chasers

AP | June 26, 2017 12:34 p.m. | Portland

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.

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Trump Expected To Pull US From Paris Climate Accord, Official Says

AP | 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.

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Oregon's Public Lands Could Face The Brunt Of Solar Eclipse Visitors

OPB | May 9, 2017 2:27 p.m. | Terrebonne, Oregon

With nearly every lodging option booked within the path of the eclipse, thousands of visitors are expected to spill over onto public lands.

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Solar Eclipse Or Bust: Small Oregon Towns Grapple With How To Prepare For Thousands

OPB | 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?

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Oregon Officials Approve Solar Eclipse Gathering In Crook County

AP | April 23, 2017 8:49 a.m. | Prineville, Oregon

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 Energy

OPB | 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.

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Visitors To Oregon For Solar Eclipse Could Exceed 1 Million

The Register-Guard | March 27, 2017 8:03 a.m.

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.

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Trump's Victory Creates Uncertainty For Renewable Energy Industry

AP | 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.

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California Company Plans Oregon Solar Power Farm

AP | Dec. 1, 2016 11:40 a.m. | Baker City, Oregon

A California-based company hopes to start construction on a 23-acre solar power farm in eastern Oregon within the next few years.

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Oregon Backs 'Clean' Technology From Portland Company

OPB | Aug. 1, 2016 10:45 a.m. | Portland

A Portland company has received state backing to perfect using a solar technology to clean farm and factory pollution.