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Great white shark

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How researchers track great white sharks

Mary Lee has logged more than 16,000 miles in the past two years. She's been to Florida, Bermuda and Cape Cod.

She's not a beach bum, though. Mary Lee is a 3,456-pound great white shark. You wouldn't want to run into her in the surf, but you can follo...

BP oil spill, Deepwater Horizon fire

U.S. Coast Guard

BP found 'grossly negligent' for Gulf spill

A single word change means BP could be on the hook for billions more for the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

A federal judge in Louisiana found that the oil giant was "grossly negligent" in the run-up to the 2010 disaster, which could quadruple the p...

BP oil spill, Gulf of Mexico, oil rig, smoke, ships

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Halliburton in $1.1 billion oil spill settlement

Halliburton will pay $1.1 billion to settle lawsuits stemming from the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

The settlement, which is subject to approval by federal authorities in Louisiana, resolves most of the legal claims that Halliburton is facing ove...

Could plastic bag ban spread

Could plastic bag ban spread?

As California Gov. Jerry Brown weighs signing legislation to ban single-use plastic bags, NewsChannel 21 talks with a Newport Market representative and some Bend shoppers about what they support.

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CNN

Weird sea critters invade West Coast beaches

Thousands of strange sea creatures are washing ashore on California beaches, puzzling tourists and thrilling scientists quick to explain the phenomenon.

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."

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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