Cleaning up our toxic air

Cleaning up our toxic air

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Bill to regulate air emissions from mega-dairies dies in Legislature

Bill to regulate air emissions from mega-dairies dies in Legislature

Other environmentals bills restricting aerial pesticide spraying and banning neonicotinoid...

Report: Oregon's wolf population growth 'weak' in 2016

Report: Oregon's wolf population growth 'weak' in 2016

Documented species count was 112 last year, up from 110 the prior year.

'Drawdown' offers climate action solutions

'Drawdown' offers climate action solutions

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COURTESY: SOLAR OREGON - Stoller Family Estate is one of the wineries on the May 6 Solar Oregon tour.
April 28, 2017

Wine n' sunshine at Solar Winery tour

by Jennifer Anderson
Unique Willamette Valley tour includes transporation, tastings, solar enegy talks and unbeatable views
April 28, 2017

Merkley joins Sanders, others, in effort to phase out fossil fuels by 2050

by Peter Wong
Oregon Democrat concedes bill is going nowhere with a GOP Congress and president, 'but we cannot wait another 30 years for us to engage this challenge.'
COURTESY PHOTO - The introduction of Biketown, Portland's bike share program, is one of many gains made in the last two years that help meet the city/county Climate Action Plan.
April 27, 2017

City, county making good progress on reducing carbon emissions, in contrast to nation

by Steve Law
Per-person greenhouse gas emissions in the county are down 41 percent since 1990
April 27, 2017

Wildlife garden opens to public

by Steve Law
New garden in Gresham along Johnson Creek unveiled at grand opening
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO  - NW Natural stores natural gas distributed in the Portland area at the Mist plant here, northwest of Portland, in a vast underground holding area.
April 26, 2017

NW Natural charts a green-energy path

by Steve Law
Portland-based natural gas utility shows how it can reduce carbon emissions
April 26, 2017

Split vote advances Brown's nominees for environmental panel

by Peter Wong
Minority Republicans say their argument is with a plan to shift panel's focus of regulating toxic air pollutants, not with its proposed new majority
SUBMITTED PHOTOS - The movie 'Finding Fontinalis' includes a shot of fisherman Bryan Gregson holding a brook trout.
April 20, 2017

Celebrate Earth Day in Milwaukie

by Ellen Spitaleri
Environmental film series begins again Saturday at Milwaukie High School
TRIBUNE PHOTOS: JONATHAN HOUSE - Heidi Cain gets ready to plant flowers at Caravan, the Tiny House Hotel on Northeast Alberta Street, one of the first places in a U.S. city where tiny houses were legal for habitation.
April 20, 2017

PICTURE TINY HOUSES IN BIG NUMBERS

by Steve Law
Legalizing them could spur more affordable housing,ease gentrification and displacement
April 20, 2017

Scenic bike ride through the gorge

by Steve Law
Pedal through some of the best section of the highway and off road area overlooking the Columbia River
April 20, 2017

Earth Day in Clackamas County

by Ellen Spitaleri
A variety of local events starting Thursday to honor the annual holiday in the area
EO MEDIA GROUP - Sam Sweeney, a farmer near Dayton, Ore., doesn't oppose solar technology but worries about losing prime farmland in Oregon's Willamette Valley to solar projects. A bill that would require solar developers to consider alternative sites before building on high-value farmland has died in the House Agriculture Committee.
Apr 18, 2017

Bill proposing solar restrictions on farmland dies

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
Legislature may need another session, work group, to address conflict between solar energy, prime farmland
Apr 18, 2017

Celebrate Earth Day 2017

by Pamplin Media Group
Annual day comes as EPA faces huge cuts and feds are ditching climate change work
Apr 10, 2017

Mayor, county chair pledge that Portland and Multnomah County…

by Steve Law
Ted Wheeler, Deborah Kafoury, say the community must get to 100 percent renewables
COURTESY PHOTO  - Tree planting at a prior Earth Day.
Apr 12, 2017

Vancouver does Earth Day

by Steve Law
Clark Public Utility's StreamTeam hosts events at Salmon Creek Greenway
Apr 12, 2017

Work party volunteers sought for Camassia Natural Area

by Steve Law
Nature Conservancy property near West Linn known for its diverse flowers, wetlands
COURTESY CYNTHIA ORLANDO - Red flowering currant attracts many types of birds and provides reliable spring color.
May 02, 2017

Let spring inspire great landscapes

by Cynthia Orlando
Tips for brightening up your yard and garden, and providing more habitat for birds, insects
Apr 10, 2017

Earth Day at the Oregon Garden

by Steve Law
Silverton-area facility hosts its 18th-annual event featuring educational activities, entertainment and food amid the lush landscaping
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO  - Forests outside of Portland are much cooler than built-up urban and suburban areas, which suffer from the urban heat island effect.
Apr 10, 2017

Why is Portland hotter than the surrounding area, and how does…

by Steve Law
Forum in the Let's Talk Climate series will address the urban heat island effect
Apr 07, 2017

Honor the planet for Earth Day

by Steve Law
Center for Earth Leadership and others celebrate with musical performances, singing, poetry, food and conversation
COURTESY OF OPAL - Portlanders will assemble at Dawson Park April 29 as part of national movement against climate change.
Apr 06, 2017

Portlanders to rally locally April 29 to promote action against…

by Steve Law
The Portland People's Climate March will be held in conjunction with National People's Climate Movement activities in Washington D.C.