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Solar eclipse

Kyung Lah/CNN

Partial solar eclipse on Thursday at sundown

The cosmos will cast an afternoon delight over the country on Thursday with a partial solar eclipse.

Beijing Marathon smog

Stringer/Reuters

Beijing Marathon competitors brave smog

If running a 42 kilometer foot race was not tough enough, Sunday's Beijing International Marathon saw thousands of competitors brave a "hazardous" smog which engulfed the Chinese capital.

Many runners wore face or gas marks to attempt to protect thems...

Mountain gorilla DeCaprio

Courtesy Joe Yogerst

DiCaprio, Netflix team up for documentary

What do you get when you combine gorillas, Leonard DiCaprio and Netflix?

A hit, the media company hopes.

Netflix announced Friday that it will team up with DiCaprio -- who it described as a "an actor, producer and philanthropist" -- to distribute a doc...

Whole Foods

Whole Foods' new environmental ratings for food

Is your food environmentally sound? That's a tough one to answer in the produce aisle of a grocery store. But Whole Foods wants to help.

Bottled water, BPA

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Grandmother brings relief to homes in Calif. drought

California's historic drought has finally delivered its ultimate devastation: hundreds of homes in one community bone dry, devoid of tap water.

Shell protest, Lego

Michael Nagle/Greenpeace

Lego ditches Shell after Arctic oil protests

Lego is set to ditch a 50-year relationship with Shell after coming under intense pressure over the oil giant's drilling in the Arctic.

London phone booths Solarbox

CNN

London's red phone booths go green

Next time you're on the go and your phone is running out of juice, try a phone box. No, not for calling. To charge your phone.

One of London's famous red telephone boxes has been painted green and transformed into a solar-powered charging station, as ...

Emma Thompson pink dress cropped

Reuters/Mark Blinch

Emma Thompson: Please stop destroying our planet

When actress Emma Thompson went to the Arctic with Greenpeace, Hugh Grant teased her fashion sense via Twitter. The actress, posing in a puffy green jacket for photos, admitted in her reply that she looked "like a sofa."

Walrus haul out

Corey Accardo/NOAA

35,000 walruses 'haul out' on Alaska beach

Arctic ice is dwindling, the waters of the North Pacific Ocean are the warmest on record and tens of thousands of walruses have taken notice, "hauling out" on an Alaskan beach in numbers never seen before.

Could plastic bag ban spread

Could plastic bag ban spread?

As California Gov. Jerry Brown weighs signing legislation to ban single-use plastic bags, NewsChannel 21 talks with a Newport Market representative and some Bend shoppers about what they support.

Did You Know?

  • Oregonians drive in excess of 31 billion miles a year.

  • Most families spend more on transportation than healthcare or food.

  • About 67% of all trips are non-work related.

  • Transportation accounts for 34% of greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon.

  • The average car releases nearly a pound of C02 for each mile driven.

  • Green your commute - try carpooling, biking or taking the bus just twice a week.
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