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Green Roofs


Portland hopes to capture some of the 10 billion gallons of rain that flows off 12,000 acres of roofs in the city by promoting eco-roofs. The city and Oregon State University find roofs covered in plants and soil soak up and hold 40 to 55% of the rain that would normally run down storm drains.

First Broadcast: 2010
Producer: Vince Patton
Videographer/Editor: Michael Bendixen
Videographer: Nicholas Fisher
Videographer: Todd Sonflieth
Videographer: Tom Shrider

More Information
City of Portland Ecoroof Information
Portland Ecoroof Virtual Tour
Stormwater as Entertainment

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Ocean Acidification; Pygmy Owls; Green Roofs

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2110
Original Broadcast: February 18, 2010