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Portland approves 5-year, $750 million climate action plan

The Portland Clean Energy Fund’s Climate Investment Plan aims to reduce carbon emissions and ensure residents are better prepared for climate change, with a focus on helping communities of color and low-income residents.


A tree trunk where a branch has been cut, showing several dark holes.

Invasive oak borer beetle worries Oregon forestry officials

The Mediterranean oak borer is native to Europe, western Asia and northern Africa. The insect tunnels beneath a tree’s bark, carrying with it a fungus that grows within the tree and blocks trees’ ability to take in water and nutrients.

Oregon scientists are building a better bionic eye

Serious vision loss affects millions of Americans each year, and biological strategies are still decades away from restoring eyesight lost to macular degeneration. But University of Oregon researchers are looking to create an electronic solution — a bionic eye — that could restore people’s sight. They’re tapping into the world of fractal structures that will allow a retinal implant and a human brain to communicate with each other.