Head to hikers' heaven between Portland, coast

Head to hikers' heaven between Portland, coast

Book weaves local history, stories about 30 less-traveled trails in Oregon

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Tapping the sun's energy around the clock

Solar-plus-battery installation at Portland's main fire station will provide ongoing power source...

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'The Fish Market' reveals seafood truth

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After 31 years, salmon return to Wallowas

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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DAVID ASHTON - A Bullseye Glass Co. employee fashions glass in the company's furnace in Southeast Portland.
March 23, 2017

Big tests begin Sunday on Bullseye Glass exhaust stack

by Steve Law
Department of Environmental Quality says glass manufacturer's baghouse filtering system appears to be working well, but three days of tests will confirm that
COURTESY PACIFIC POWER  - Pacific Power's solar array in Lakeview is an example of the growing utility-scale solar field in Oregon.
March 23, 2017

Big solar arrays to sprout in state's sunnier areas

by Steve Law
Business Oregon awards subsidies to developers of 15 utility-scale solar projects
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JONATHAN HOUSE  - Solar panels top one of Portland's fire stations on the inner-east side.
March 23, 2017

Solar industry charts path for providing 10 percent of Oregon's energy

by Steve Law
Oregon Solar Plan provides argument to retain and expand current solar subsidies
COURTESY OF PSU  - There's more than 70,000 potential lots to put ADUs in Portland.
March 21, 2017

Project seeks one-stop shopping for ADUs

by Steve Law
PSU 's Institute for Sustainable Solutions using Solarize model to make it easier to add backyard homes
COURTESY PGE - An infographic on Electric Avenue's benefits for the environmental provided by sponsor PGE.
March 21, 2017

PGE-sponsored Electric Avenue hits one million mile EV mark

by Jeff Zurschmeide
PGE estimates that the one million miles powered by Electric Avenue since 2015 means that Oregon drivers avoided burning approximately 46,950 gallons of gasoline, and therefore eliminated approximately 418 metric tons of CO2 emissions.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: STEVE LAW - Mayor Ted Wheeler at Thursday's 'Let's Talk Climate' town hall. On the right is Michael Armstrong, deputy director of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.
March 16, 2017

Wheeler plans his own climate action strategy

by Steve Law
Mayor wins accolades from environmentalists at a Lets Talk Climate town hall session
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO  - This part of Johnson Creek is located downstream from Precision Castparts' stormwater discharge pipe into the creek.
March 15, 2017

DEQ issues civil penalty to Precision Castparts unit for PCB and other discharge violations

by Steve Law
Metals manufacturer located near Johnson Creek failed to monitor its stormwater discharges for two highly toxic substances
March 16, 2017

Dairy air debate centers on nearly decade-old report

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
Legislature takes up prickly question of regulating air emissios associated with industrial-sized dairy opertions
March 15, 2017

Petition call for Buckmaster's removal from fish commission

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
Fight over gillnetting centers around one member of Oregon Fish and WIldlife Commission
March 13, 2017

Annual native plant sale coming to St. Johns

by Steve Law
Friends of Baltimore Woods, which works to preserve a key corridor of North Portland, hosts the fundraising event
Mar 09, 2017

Get big discount on a smart thermostat

by Steve Law
Enhabit offering deal on Nest model that cuts heating and cooling costs
Mar 08, 2017

DEQ faces lawsuit challenging outdated water pollution permits

by Steve Law
Most state permits allowing discharges into Oregon waterways expired more than five years ago, petitioners claim
COURTESY OREGON ZOO - A silverspot butterfly.
Mar 08, 2017

Zoo hosts conservation talks on butterflies, condors

by Steve Law
sFree Wildlife Talks series help inaugurate Oregon Zoo's new Education Center facility
DAVID F. ASHTON - Bullseye Glass Companys Sarah Milliron shows some of their new green glass, made with an ancient process not using chromium - including a sheet of double-rolled opalescent Citronelle.
Mar 08, 2017

Clean and 'green': Chromium-free green glass now made at Bullseye

by David F. Ashton
Embattled glass maker has found a way to produce some artsy products without chrome
FOR THE TRIBUNE: PAUL KOBERSTEIN - Mike Mazza, owner of American Petroleum Environmental Services, addresses residents in a DEQ forum Tuesday night.
Mar 08, 2017

North Portland fumes at DEQ

by Paul Koberstein
Residents say state agency has been lax about regulating two oil-recycling plants blamed for sending foul odors throughout area
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JENNIFER ANDERSON - Duncan Anderson, 8, son of reporter Jennifer Anderson, holds up a bag of plastic debris collected on an Oregon beach by volunteers with Sea Turtles Forever.
Mar 07, 2017

Less plastic, more turtles

by Jennifer Anderson
Sea Turtles Forever and volunteers work to filter harmful debris from Oregon's beaches
Mar 07, 2017

Slash phantom energy usage

by Center for Earth Leadership
Follow these tips to curb your carbon emissions and lower your electricity bill
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Steam cleaning allows Phil D'Avanzo to save more than 70 gallons of water per vehicle over traditional pressure washing.
Mar 07, 2017

Detail man

by Shannon O. Wells
Phil D'Avanzo reinvents his Portland auto-detailing business with eco-friendly approach at new Gresham location
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Mary Lou Putman lives on a houseboat on Hayden Island, about a quarter mile downwind from two oil recycling plants that she says are sending nauseating fumes to the area.
Mar 07, 2017

The big stink on Hayden Island

by Paul Koberstein
DEQ has been asleep at the wheel for years while dozens of North Portland residents complained about nasty odors emanating from two oil recycling plants
Mar 06, 2017

Lawmakers consider on-farm treatment of sewage sludge

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
Bill would allow farmers to process bio-solids on site for fertilizer