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We're Putting More Homes On Wild Lands And In The Path Of Wildfires

For people living in the “wildland-urban interface,” wildfire risk is the new normal, and the risk is increasing as more people move into places where cul-de-sac meets forest or sagebrush. 

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23 Million Pounds Of Recyclables Dumped In Oregon Landfills

Oregonians have sent 23 million pounds of recyclables to landfills in the months since China began turning them away.

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Beach Bling: How Trash Becomes Treasure At The Oregon Coast

Look closely at the colors decorating the sand beneath your feet and you’ll find a surprising amount of something that doesn’t belong: trash. One woman has a unique solution for what to do with it. 

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Efforts To Reduce Wildfire Risk Fall Short, Buck Science

The West is way behind on reducing the buildup of hazardous fuels we created. And much of the work we do to reduce those fuels is missing the key ingredient: fire.

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Meet The Man With A Nuclear Reactor In His Basement

In the basement of a house on a quiet residential street in a suburb just outside of Seattle resides the ultimate home science experiment — a nuclear fusion reactor.

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Wooden High-Rise Project In Downtown Portland On Hold

Plans for a wooden high-rise in downtown Portland are no more.  

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Self-Driving Bikes: The Next Transit Revolution?

What does your future commute look like? Will you be taking a self-driving car, a solo-wheel, the hyperloop? What about a self-driving bike?

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This Is Why A Lot Of Our Recycling Is Going To Landfills

New restrictions on shipping recyclables to China are forcing the Northwest to rethink what belongs in our recycling bins.

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Oregon State Scientist Creates Edible Plastic. What Does It Taste Like?

A scientist at Oregon State University is developing edible food packing as well as edible coating for fruits and vegetables.

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

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