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Student Activists Hold Another Youth Climate Strike In Downtown Portland

OPB

Youth activists led a climate strike rally in downtown Portland, demanding action from city leaders and recognition of the impacts facing Pacific Islanders.

Nature's 'Brita Filter' Is Dying and Nobody Knows Why

NPR

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.

Music For Our Emergency

NPR

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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Youth Activists In Portland, Other NW Cities, Plan To Join National Climate Strike

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.

Flora and Fauna | Environment | Nation

Noeel: Electric Eel Lights Up Christmas Tree In Tennessee

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 City Government To Transition Away From Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers

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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Wood-Burning Advisory In Place For Much Of Oregon, SW Washington

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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EPA Rejects Plan To Reduce Mercury Pollution In The Willamette Basin

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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Portland Adopts Sweeping Changes To Rules Regarding Bike Parking

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.

Environment | Nation

2 Major Wildfires That Have Raged In California Are Almost Fully Contained

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.

Pacific Ocean | local | Arts | Water | News | NW Life | Environment

On The Oregon Coast, Turning Pollution Into Art With A Purpose

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.

Science | Environment | Business

Europe Is Burning U.S. Wood As Climate-Friendly Fuel, But Green Groups Protest

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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Trump Administration Accused Of Ignoring Public Input Through Its Revamp Of Lands Councils

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.


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