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Posted by on in Water Conservation
Nearly three-quarters of new Oregon residents come from western states, many of which are suffering from severe water shortages. PORTLAND, Ore. – It’s no surprise that Oregon, especially Portland, is a hot destination for transplants from around the country. Anyone who sits in Portland’s increasing...
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Posted by on in Arts and Entertainment
Each summer, the Media Institute for Social Change hosts a dozen college students and teaches them how to produce engaging and effective radio and film documentaries. Students come from across the country, from schools like Princeton, St. Olaf, Colby, Macalester, Whitman, and Reed, to name just a fe...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Oil train spill, new Oregon wolf pack, offshore wind energy announcement The big news on the environment beat Wednesday was the Oregon Department of Forestry's settlement of a lawsuit over the threatened marbled murrelet. The state agreed to cancel 28 timber sales on 1,956 acres of state forest to ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
The area’s leading environmentally driven nonprofit has taken to the sea for its second for-profit venture. Ecotrust revealed this morning it will spin out its marine consulting group into a company called Point 97. The entity will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Ecotrust. Point 97 aims to provide...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Last week, the New York Times reported on an exciting new energy project that is scheduled to begin testing off the coast of Oregon in early October. A company called Ocean Power Technologies is going to lower a 260-ton generator into the Pacific ocean, just 2.5 miles from the shore, in order to cap...
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