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Oregon Cuts Nearly 1 Million Tons Of Carbon Pollution From Its Fuel Supply

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Gas prices are up this Memorial Day weekend, but in Oregon the carbon emissions per gallon of fuel are down, according to a new report.

Landowner Aims To Bring Wolves Back To Scotland, Centuries After They Were Wiped Out

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The proposal to reintroduce wolves to the Scottish Highlands is controversial, just like the Yellowstone project it's modeled after.

Cellphone Service Is Coming To Mount Rainier, Despite Pleas To Protect Solitude

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There won’t be any cellphone towers — but there could soon be cell signals at the most popular place at Mount Rainier.

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Scientists Take A Ride On The Pacific's 'Shark Highway'

Biologists knew the sharks sometimes traveled from waters off Costa Rica south to the Galapagos Islands, but they'd never actually witnessed it.

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Nothing Certain In Search For 'Regulatory Certainty' At EPA

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt often cites the need for "regulatory certainty." But even some supporters of his sweeping rollbacks say they're creating the opposite.

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Facebook Project Wants You To 'Buy Nothing' And Ask For What You Need

The Buy Nothing Project encourages people to share without money changing hands. In five years it has spread around the world on Facebook with the help of more than 3,000 volunteers.

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Asteroid Impact That Wiped Out The Dinosaurs Also Caused Abrupt Global Warming

The crash of the space rock that slammed into the Yucatan Peninsula also warmed up the Earth's atmosphere for 100,000 years. And scientists say it's a cautionary tale for people living today.

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Southern Oregon Tribe Sues To Protect 2 Endangered Fish

The Klamath Tribes say the agency and the management plan it works from doesn’t do enough to protect endangered fish in southern Oregon.

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As The Planet Warms, We'll Be Having Rice With A Side Of CO2

Scientists found some rice varieties are better than others at resisting the increased levels of carbon dioxide expected to come with global warming. The trick might be getting people to switch.

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Health Advisory Issued For Detroit Lake After Discovery Of Toxic Algae

Exposure to the toxic algae can produce symptoms that range from dizziness and nausea to difficulty breathing.

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Trump Administration Says It Won't Sell Off BPA Transmission Lines

The Trump administration has abandoned its bid to sell off the Pacific Northwest’s publicly owned utility transmission lines, according to Republican Congressional members who were briefed on the decision.

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US, Canada Exclude Tribes From Renegotiation Of Columbia River Treaty

A spokesperson said the State Department will consult with Northwest tribes as negotiations proceed, but the department has “no plans to change the composition of the team.”

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A Warming Planet Could Turn Streams Into Carbon Polluters: Study

A new study has found that warmer streams and rivers could actually contribute to climate change by releasing more carbon dioxide into the air.

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Will Cellphones Upset The Solitude Of Mount Rainier?

Mount Rainier National Park is considering a proposal to add cellular service in the park. More than 800 public comments were filed — most in opposition to the idea. http://earthfix.info/news/article/mount-rainier-cell-coverage-national-park/

My House Could Help Portland Meet Its Climate Goals, But It'll Cost Me

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Portland's new home energy score mandate could cut the city’s carbon footprint. But its success depends on homeowners like me.

The Refillable Beer Bottle Is Making A Comeback In Oregon

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In July, seven Oregon craft breweries will start selling beer in reusable glass bottles in the country’s first statewide refillable beer bottle program.


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