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Solar Impulse China

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Solar plane aborts Pacific attempt for now

The Solar Impulse 2, the experimental plane that pilots are trying to fly around the world without using a drop of fuel, had been set to take off from China early Tuesday morning on the most challenging and dangerous part of its journey.

But late Mon...

Oil spill cleanup

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California oil spill: Officials step up inquiries

Authorities have intensified their response to this week's Santa Barbara oil spill by announcing remedies and additional investigations.

The federal government on Friday ordered the firm, Plains All American Pipeline, to suspend operations and make s...

California oil spill


'Aggressive' cleanup after California spill

Oil pipeline company officials said Wednesday that as many as 105,000 gallons of crude oil may have spilled from a ruptured pipeline on the California coast.

The 24-inch pipeline ruptured along the Santa Barbara coast, leaking the oil near Refugio Sta...

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.

Larsen B ice shelf

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NASA: 10,000-year-old ice shelf gone by 2020

One of the last remaining sections of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf is dramatically weakening, according to a new NASA study.

The study predicts that what remains of the once-prominent ice shelf, a thick floating platform of ice, most likely will "...

Low water levels expected to become more common

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Record highs highlight rising global temperatures

New climate change records have come along to remind us that Earth's thermostat is steadily pushing upward.

More exactly, there are two global high temperature records and a smattering of climate change low points.

March 2015 was the warmest March sin...

Arctic drilling

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Obama administration OKs Arctic drilling

The Obama administration, citing "rigorous safety standards" and a long review process, has granted conditional approval to energy giant Shell to begin oil drilling in the Arctic waters off the coast of Alaska.

The Interior Department wrote in a state...

Utility spokesman says plant is 'safe and stable'

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Environmental worry after nuclear plant fire

A day after a transformer fire at New York's Indian Point nuclear plant sent thick, black smoke billowing over the facility, Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned of a new threat to the area -- gallons of oil spilling into the adjacent Hudson River.

Utility spokesman says plant is 'safe and stable'

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Transformer sparks fire at N.Y. nuclear plant

A transformer failure at the Indian Point nuclear power plant caused an explosion and fire at the facility Saturday evening, sending billows of black smoke into the air near Buchanan, New York.

Hong Kong

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Study: Birth weights rose when China curbed smog

Babies carried by pregnant women during the Beijing Summer Olympics in 2008, when China took drastic steps to combat air pollution, were born heavier than than babies born a year earlier or later, a new study has found.

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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