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Phi Phi Islands beach

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Thailand dive sites shut over coral bleaching

More than 10 diving sites in Thailand's national marine parks have closed due to widespread coral bleaching, amid the country's continued efforts to seal off its famous tourist attractions to protect the environment.

Trump at NRA convo

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Trump's energy plan: Regulate less, drill more

Donald Trump has a simple formula to get America's energy industry back on its feet: regulate less and start drilling a lot more for oil and gas.

In his first in-depth speech about energy policy, Trump on Thursday promised to make American energy "dom...

We don't care bathroom

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Senators tell feds to stay out of school bathrooms

A group of Republican senators rejected the Obama Administration's guidelines on transgender students and bathrooms, arguing that schools should be free to devise their own guidelines.

Fireball flashes through Maine sky

Portland Police Department via CNN

Fireball flashes across New England sky

For a few seconds, the sky over Portland, Maine, lit up as a giant fireball flashed through Earth's atmosphere. The moment was caught on dashcam video from the Portland police department.

Plastic bottles into clothes

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Company turns 4 billion plastic bottles into clothes

Some 400,000 college students will accept diplomas this year while wearing gowns made entirely of plastic bottles.

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2016 hottest year yet as April smashes record

Another month, another climate worry.

Solomon-Islands

CNN

Five Solomon islands swallowed by the sea

Rising sea levels that submerge entire islands were supposed to be a distant possibility of an apocalyptic future. But in the idyllic Pacific, that future is here.

Devils Hole

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Rare fish dead after drunken rampage

Did a skinny-dipper who broke into a Nevada wildlife refuge kill one of the world's rarest fish?

The National Park Service and the sheriff's office in Nye County sure think so.

Here's what they said happened: During a night of drinking, three men broke...

Manhattan, New York City

WHO: 4 in 5 city dwellers live in over polluted areas

If you live in a city, odds are you're dealing with unhealthy levels of pollution, according to a new study from the World Health Organization.

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CNN

Lawsuit: Flint mayor diverted water-crisis money to political PAC

The mayor of Flint, Michigan, reacted to a federal lawsuit which claims donors were directed away from a charity for victims of the city's water crisis and toward a fund sharing a name with her campaign fund Wednesday, calling the allegations "outrag...

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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