Madras motel stabbing victim identified

A 48-year-old Madras man was found stabbed several times Monday morning in a downtown Madras motel and later flown to a Portland hospital as detectives began working to identify a suspect, Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins said.

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The sun, solar power

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Weather front aborts solar plane's flight

The Solar Impulse 2 -- diverted by weather from trying to fly all the way from China to Hawaii without using a drop of fuel -- has landed instead in Japan.

The plane, which two pilots aim to fly around the world powered only by the sun, landed late Mo...

Solar Impulse China

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Weather front halts solar plane over Pacific

Deteriorating weather has forced the Solar Impulse, the plane aiming to fly around the world powered only by the sun, to postpone its effort to reach Hawaii and to plan a landing instead in Japan.

"Weather window toward Hawaii has deteriorated," the s...

California stream Lake Shasta

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Obama announces new EPA protection of waterways

The Obama administration announced a controversial new rule Wednesday that places the Environmental Protection Agency in charge of protecting streams and wetlands.

Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig fire

U.S. Coast Guard

Study ties Gulf oil spill to dolphin deaths

In a photo, a man holds a handwritten sign identifying a dead dolphin lying on a Louisiana beach. Researchers have snapped many such photos, trying to figure out what killed an unusually high number of the sea mammals in the wake of the 2010 Gulf of ...

Solar energy, green energy, renewable energy

Jeremy Harlan/CNN

US green energy use highest since 1930s

Renewable energy use in the United States hit its highest level last year since the 1930s.

Solar Impulse China

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Solar plane aborts Pacific attempt for now

The Solar Impulse 2, the experimental plane that pilots are trying to fly around the world without using a drop of fuel, had been set to take off from China early Tuesday morning on the most challenging and dangerous part of its journey.

But late Mon...

Oil spill cleanup

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California oil spill: Officials step up inquiries

Authorities have intensified their response to this week's Santa Barbara oil spill by announcing remedies and additional investigations.

The federal government on Friday ordered the firm, Plains All American Pipeline, to suspend operations and make s...

California oil spill

KTLA

'Aggressive' cleanup after California spill

Oil pipeline company officials said Wednesday that as many as 105,000 gallons of crude oil may have spilled from a ruptured pipeline on the California coast.

The 24-inch pipeline ruptured along the Santa Barbara coast, leaking the oil near Refugio Sta...

BP oil spill 2011

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Reports: Settlement reached with Gulf oil spill rig owner

A $211 million settlement has been reached between the owner of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and plaintiffs claiming damages from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, The Associated Press and USA Today reported Wednesday.

Larsen B ice shelf

NSIDC/Ted Scambos

NASA: 10,000-year-old ice shelf gone by 2020

One of the last remaining sections of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf is dramatically weakening, according to a new NASA study.

The study predicts that what remains of the once-prominent ice shelf, a thick floating platform of ice, most likely will "...

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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