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Obama prepares for immigration speech

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Obama heads to Florida to talk climate

President Barack Obama ventured into the South Florida Everglades on Wednesday to lend urgency to his environmental agenda, declaring the dangers of climate change an imminent threat to the state's economy.

New York City recycling bin

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New York City's bold plan to end garbage

In a city famous for giant, steaming piles of trash, the new plan is to have nearly none at all.

President Barack Obama immigration

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Obama to push climate agenda in Everglades

President Barack Obama on Wednesday plans to visit the Everglades --- the South Florida wetlands that form part of the state's large tourism sector ---- to promote his policies combating climate change, a major piece of his second-term agenda.

Since R...

Mushy marine creatures coating beaches

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'Goopy, mushy' jellyfish invade West Coast beaches

Otherworldly goo lumps in blue and purple speckled beaches in Oregon and Washington states this week, after strong wind got caught in their sails.

Millions of jellyfish are washing up on shore, leaving beachgoers watching their steps. Except for at le...

Oil fracking in California

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U.S. could be energy independent within four years

The United States could be energy independent in as little as four years, according to a new forecast from the U.S. Energy Department.

BP oil spill 2011

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5 years after massive BP oil spill: What we know

On April 20, 2010, a final cement seal of an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico failed, causing what has been called the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history and taking the lives of 11 rig workers.

For 87 straight days, oil and methane gas spewed ...

New Delhi

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This city has the world's worst air...

While the world has grown accustomed to images of near-apocalyptic pollution in Beijing, the world's worst air can be found some 2,400 miles to the west.

Fukushima Daiichi plant

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TEPCO abandons robot inside Fukushima plant

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has given up trying to recover a robotic probe after it stopped moving inside one of the reactors.

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) deployed the remote-controlled robot on Friday inside...

Coke bottle recycling

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Will.i.am is selling sheets made from old Coke bottles

Will.i.am has a new side job: selling bedsheets made from old Coca-Cola bottles.

Fatu Kekula

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'Fearless' Ebola nurse trains at Emory University

Just eight months ago, a young woman named Fatu Kekula was single-handedly trying to save her Ebola-stricken family, donning trash bags to protect herself against the deadly virus.

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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