local | News | OPB News BlogOPB | 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.
MONDAY: Some chefs and environmentalists are joining together to get people to eat lesser known seafood known as "trash fish."
Pacific Ocean | local | Sustainability | NewsPamplin 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...