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Tom Selleck singled out in #droughtshaming suit

Tom Selleck's water problems may be over.

On Thursday, the attorney for the Calleguas Municipal Water District -- which had accused Selleck of taking water from a hydrant in its district -- said Selleck's attorneys have come to a tentative settlement ...

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.

Georgetown University Energy Prize

Bend semifinalist in $5 million 'Energy Prize' competition

Bend officially advanced Wednesday to the semifinal round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a national competition challenging communities across the U.S. to rethink their energy use.

Windmills

Matched hybrid systems called renewable energy key

The use of renewable energy in the United States could take a significant leap forward with improved storage technologies or more efforts to “match” different forms of alternative energy systems that provide an overall more steady flow of electricity, researchers say in a new report.

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US Senate kills Keystone pipeline bill

The Senate blocked a measure Tuesday that would have authorized construction of the Keystone XL pipeline as Democrats chose their pro-environment base over an old friend -- embattled Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu.

Rescued sea otter pup

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Aquarium welcomes (adorable) rescued sea otter pup

Chicago's Shedd Aquarium has announced a new edition to their family: a rescued 5-week-old sea otter pup.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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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