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Mexico puts out the welcome mat for Big Oil

Mexico's landmark energy reform -- so long in the making -- is starting to take shape.

On Monday, President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law a framework for private investment, ending a 76-year state monopoly. Days later, and earlier than expected,...

Dead zone, Gulf of Mexico

NOAA

Gulf 'dead zone' is the size of Connecticut

The Gulf of Mexico has a "dead zone" the size of the state of Connecticut.

General Mills

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General Mills to demand suppliers cut greenhouse gases

The maker of Cheerios says climate change isn't just bad for humanity, it's bad for business.

So General Mills has unveiled a corporate policy that includes insisting that its suppliers take steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions as well as water usage...

Pollution, smoke stacks

Reuters

WH: Major costs to delaying climate change policy

If lawmakers delay taking action now on climate change it could cost taxpayers exponentially more in the future to deal with the effects of a warming planet, the White House is warning Tuesday.

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

MGN photo courtesy USMC

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.

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Bend Park District HQ going solar this summer

Summer time is especially busy at Bend Park & Recreation District, but this summer there is even more activity with the installation of new solar panels on the district’s administrative office building at Riverbend Park.

NASA global selfie

NASA

NASA unveils 'global selfie' made on Earth Day

If you thought Ellen's Oscars selfie packed in a lot of people, check out NASA's new "global selfie."

Zion National Park, Utah

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Drones harass wildlife, bother visitors at Zion National Park

Volunteers at Zion National Park saw a remote-controlled drone flying close to a herd of bighorn sheep, causing several young sheep to be separated from the adults as they scattered, a report from the Utah park said.

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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