Youth activists led a climate strike rally in downtown Portland, demanding action from city leaders and recognition of the impacts facing Pacific Islanders.
A mysterious die-off of freshwater mussels has scientists scrambling to find a cause. Freshwater mussels clean water and provide habitat to countless other species.
No, songs addressing climate change aren't new. But the new music that does seems animated less by a sunny streak of mainstream activism, and more by a certain feeling we all seem to be sharing.
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Student activists from around the nation will walk out of class and take part in another youth climate strike to call on global leaders to take action against climate change.
Every time the electric eel named Miguel Wattson releases a jolt of electricity, a festively decorated Christmas tree next to his tank at the Tennessee Aquarium flickers and glows.
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Portland’s government is getting rid of its stock of roughly 300 gasoline-powered leaf blowers, which city leaders say are a menace to both the environment and the eardrums of the operators.
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An air quality advisory has been issued in Northwest and Central Oregon and Southwest Washington due to stagnate air conditions trapping woodsmoke in the air.
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The Environmental Protection Agency rejected the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's plan to reduce mercury in the Willamette Basin for not meeting the Clean Water Act and EPA Standards.
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City Council has approved changes to Portland’s zoning code that will require developers of larger buildings — as well as those making major renovations — to carve out space for bicycles.
The Kincade Fire to the north and the Maria Fire in the south are 80% contained, and should be fully under control this week. Evacuation orders for about 190,000 Californians have been lifted.
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A local artist is turning the mountains of plastic garbage that wash up on Oregon beaches into dramatic sculptures of the very marine life threatened by the deluge of plastics.
In the search for alternatives to coal and gas, some European countries have turned to a very old fuel. They're importing wood from the United States. Some environmentalists say it makes no sense.
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The changes to the rural advisory councils in Oregon and other western states are part of a shift in public lands philosophy and policy by the Trump administration.