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Amazon River

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Massive coral reef discovered in the Amazon River

The Amazon River, known for its array of wildlife from pink dolphins to flesh-eating piranhas, has revealed a new treasure -- a massive coral reef that stretches for some 600 miles, scientists say.

A team of scientists from Brazil and the United State...

Sun Solar Panel


San Francisco to require new small buildings to add solar panels

San Francisco will start requiring all new buildings under 10 stories to add solar panels.

Earth on Earth Day

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5 reasons to celebrate Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, a day on which more than 155 countries were signing a landmark U.N. agreement on climate change, here are five reasons Earth is not as doomed as you think.



What to know about Earth Day

Here's a look at what you need to know about Earth Day, which is celebrated every year by more than a billion people in 192 countries around the world.

Bill Nye


Bill Nye 'the Science Guy' gets political

On the eve of Earth Day, environmental activist Bill Nye told CNN that while everybody is more aware of climate change "than ever before," we still have a long way to go.

Great Barrier Reef

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Study: 93% of Great Barrier Reef bleached

A study measuring the extent of coral bleaching in Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef is branding some of the northern reef's problem as "extreme."

As much as 93% of the 2,300 km (1,429 miles) reef suffers from some level of bleaching, according t...

Los Angeles

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Cities with most air pollution revealed

Rough day at work? Step outside and take a deep breath -- err, maybe not, depending on what city you're in.

wave generator

Columbia Power

Turning ocean waves into electricity

We get power from wind, sun and water.

New Delhi pollution


Delhi's car limits won't clean up city's filthy air

New Delhi is preparing to pull millions of cars off its streets for the second time this year as the local government searches for a way to improve air quality in the world's most polluted city.

Former Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during the 'Climate Hustle' panel discussion

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Sarah Palin mocks Bill Nye over climate change

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin mocked Bill Nye on Thursday, using the premier of a film that criticizes climate change scientists to call into question Nye's credentials.

"Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I am," the 2008 Republican vice presidentia...

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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