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Anchovies at California beach


California beach goes heavy on the anchovies

Who ordered the anchovies? That's what beach-goers may be asking after a huge swarm of the oily fish descended on the shallow waters of La Jolla Shores, California, this week.

West Virginia residents line up for bottled water


Settlement reached in chemical spill

A settlement was reached Friday with the company at the center of a January chemical leak that contaminated the water supply for 300,000 West Virginians, according to an attorney for the plaintiffs.

Golf course goes electric

Golfing green: Bend course goes electric

One Bend golf course has made some new improvements to make golfing more enjoyable, putting "green" vehicles on the greens.

Snooty oldest manatee


Manatees may lose endangered status

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has begun a review of the status of the manatee to determine whether the lovable sea cow should be moved from the endangered to the threatened list, officials said.

Recyclable cup


Is this the green coffee cup revolution?

Chances are if you bought your favorite coffee in a paper cup this morning, that cup cannot be recycled.

Pollution, smoke stacks


NASA data shows nationwide air improvement

The air we breathe in the United States is getting better -- at least by one recent measure.

Carbon neutrality a possibility in Bend

Bend could join 'carbon neutral' effort

Is carbon neutrality a possibility in Bend? A visiting California city's mayor thinks it is -- his city is closing in on that goal.

Compressed natural gas fuel pump

MGN photo courtesy USMC

ODOT to fund Bend, other CNG fueling stations

Gov. John Kitzhaber on Friday announced awards for eight projects that will advance alternative fuels across the state, including a city of Bend compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station.


Bend Park District HQ going solar this summer

Summer time is especially busy at Bend Park & Recreation District, but this summer there is even more activity with the installation of new solar panels on the district’s administrative office building at Riverbend Park.

NASA global selfie


NASA unveils 'global selfie' made on Earth Day

If you thought Ellen's Oscars selfie packed in a lot of people, check out NASA's new "global selfie."

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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