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Some Solar Customers Left Behind After Oregon Deadline Passes

Some of Oregon’s solar customers are going to miss out on thousands of dollars in savings, thanks to the expiration last weekend  of Oregon’s solar tax credit.

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Portlanders Likely To See A 10 Percent Increase In Garbage Bill

An emergency increase in Portland’s garbage bills is expected to be approved this month because of stricter Chinese recycling requirements.

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Think You're Recycling In Southern Oregon? Think Again

From November through February, Rogue Disposal dumped 2,700 tons of recyclables in the landfill under a six-month waiver granted by the state of Oregon.

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This Solar Startup Spent Big, Then Left Customers In Limbo

Legend Solar was a rising star in the green energy industry. But now, customers say the company took money for solar panels that were never delivered. 

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5 Most Important Environmental Issues Of 2017

From Paris to the White House to the wildlands of the Pacific Northwest, the environment was big news in 2017. 

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Without Chinese Buyers, Northwest Recycling Becomes Trash

Northwest recycling companies are scrambling to find markets for our paper and plastic as China cracks down on waste imports.

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Fishermen, Researchers Try To Outsmart Bait-Robbing Seabirds To Save Them

When commercial fishermen spool out long lines in pursuit of sablefish (known as black cod to consumers) seabirds looking for an easy meal dive to steal the bait. It can be fatal.

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Washington Residents Are Warned Their Recyclables Will End Up In Landfills

Washington recyclers are worried they could soon have no place to send discarded paper and plastics. China has decided the U.S. is letting food and garbage contaminate too much of its recyclables.

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China Wants Nothing to Do With America's Trash

It will no longer import recycled scrap from the U.S. So what do we do with it?

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Oregon Poised To Send Recycling To Landfills

Oregon regulators have received more than a dozen requests from companies that want to throw recyclable materials into landfills.