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Oregon Prison Sagebrush Project Aims To Engage, Educate Inmates

OPB | Feb. 23, 2017 8:30 p.m.

Inmates at the Snake River Correction Institute in Oregon grow and replant sagebrush to improve sage grouse habitat.

NW Life | Environment | News | local | Arts

Desert Rain: Bend Home Meets Living Building Challenge

OPB | Jan. 14, 2017 9:40 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Tom Elliott and Barbara Scott have constructed the first single-family home to meet the Living Building Challenge.

Land | Animals | Environment | Oregon Field Guide

Backyard Habitat

OPB | March 24, 2016 8:30 p.m.

Setting up backyard habitat sounds nice, but does it really make an ecological difference?

Business | News | local | Environment

Portland Company Building Highrise From Wood

OPB | Oct. 7, 2015 1:31 p.m.

There's a new 12-story building set for construction in the Pearl District. But this building stands out from the scores of new highrises in a big way: it will be made of wood.

Science | Environment | Sustainability | NW Life | Land use | Forestry | Oregon Field Guide

Hyla Woods

OPB | Feb. 26, 2015 midnight

A family timber firm says the forest itself must profit from logging more than they do.

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Exploring "Conscious Capitalism"

OPB | Dec. 16, 2014 12:35 p.m.

TUESDAY: We'll talk with Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, about his approach to business and why he only wants people to buy his products if they actually need them.

Communities | Sustainability | Food | Environment

Curbside Composting: No One Said It Would Be Easy

OPB | Nov. 14, 2014 5:15 p.m.

Since Seattle and Portland began offering curbside composting, the cities have faced challenges from foul odors, lack of participation and plastic contamination.

News | local | OPB News Blog

Your Guide To Portland’s Draft Rules For Airbnb And Short Term Rentals

OPB | June 4, 2014 1:20 p.m. | Portland

The Portland City Council will review a draft of new rules to regulate short-term rentals through sites like Airbnb and VRBO. The Council could vote on the new rules as early as next week.

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How Some Chefs Have Stopped Cooking So Much Salmon And Learned To Love Trash Fish

OPB | Nov. 11, 2013 12:40 p.m.

MONDAY: Some chefs and environmentalists are joining together to get people to eat lesser known seafood known as "trash fish."

Sustainability | News | Pacific Ocean | local

Portland Tribune: Protecting life on ocean's floor

Pamplin Media Group | Oct. 17, 2013 3:21 a.m.

Miles off the Oregon Coast, sponges and corals believed to be hundreds of years old line the ocean floor.

Communities

Planning Commission Rejects Expedited Hayden Island Plan

OPB | Nov. 28, 2012 12:27 a.m. | Portland

Portland's planning commission tonight denied quick passage for one of the last major items on Mayor Sam Adams' to do list in the final weeks of his term.

Communities

Key Port Project Gets Second Hearing

OPB | Nov. 25, 2012 6:30 p.m. | Portland, OR

The Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission continues its discussion this week on West Hayden Island.

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Oregon Sustainability Center Gets The Plug Pulled

OPB | Oct. 10, 2012 12:30 p.m.

On Friday Mayor Sam Adams announced that the Oregon Sustainability Center proposal will not be moving forward.

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Sustainable Building?

OPB | Jan. 10, 2012 9:20 a.m.

The Oregon Sustainability Center is designed to boost the economy and reflect of the state's commitment to the environment, but critics question the project's financing and feasibility.

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Environmental Update

OPB | Oct. 17, 2011 9:50 a.m.

EarthFix reporter Courtney Flatt updates us on energy and resource projects in the Northwest.

Sustainability | Ecotrope

Portland Council backs Sustainability Center (barely)

Ecotrope | Sept. 21, 2011 5:32 a.m.

The Portland City Council voted 3-2 today to move forward with its portion of the Oregon Sustainability Center – an ambitious $61.7 million living building planned for downtown Portland.

Sustainability | Ecotrope

Feds grant $1.5 million for Sustainability Center

Ecotrope | Sept. 20, 2011 12:21 a.m.

Today the Economic Development Administration announced a $1.5 million grant to Portland State University, the city of Portland and the Oregon University System to help build the 130,000 square-foot Oregon Sustainability Center.

Climate change | Land | Sustainability | Ecotrope

Getting the community involved in climate action

Ecotrope | Aug. 11, 2011 9:39 a.m.

The now ubiquitous carbon footprint calculators (like this one from Seattle Climate Action NOW or this one from Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality), efforts like Washington Department of Ecology's Shrink Your Carbon Footprint Pledge and various community Climate Action Plans (including these from University of Idaho, Multnomah County, and the city of Seattle) have been helping residents become more aware ...

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Sustainable Oregon and Iraq

OPB | Nov. 5, 2010 9 a.m.

How is Oregon exporting and developing its niche in sustainability?

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Metro Prez Heads to NYC

OPB | Sept. 1, 2010 9 a.m.

As Metro President, David Bragdon, prepares for his new job in New York City, what does he think about this place he's leaving?