200-acre Culver-area brushfire destroys 2 vacation homes

A wind-fueled brushfire exploded near Lake Billy Chinook in Cove Palisades State Park Saturday morning and raced east across 200 acres into the Culver area, burning two vacation homes and several outbuldings  About 60 residents were evacuated for hours as crews battled on the ground and from the air to stop the flames.


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California may see return of wolf population

California's lone wolf might not be so lonely anymore.

Cameras recorded the existence of the wolf in May and again in July. Now, more recently, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife deployed more cameras -- and the photos show the lone wolf i...

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Murdoch: Climate change "alarmist nonsense"

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter Wednesday night to weigh in on the recent volatility in global financial markets, calling small business "the only hope for growth" while decrying the regulatory obstacles standing in its way -- and pointing...

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Ex-chemical company leader pleads guilty in 2014 spill

The former president of the chemical company responsible for contaminating the water supply of more than 300,000 West Virginia residents in 2014 pleaded guilty Wednesday to violating the federal Clean Water Act.

Gary Southern, 53, was president of Fre...

Hillry Clinton July 2015

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Clinton breaks with Obama on arctic drilling

Add Arctic drilling to the list of issues Hillary Clinton now disagrees with President Barack Obama on.

Northridge earthquake

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143 million live in an earthquake-prone zone

You don't have to live in California to be at risk of experiencing an earthquake, according to a new study. Research released by the U.S. Geological Survey indicates nearly half of Americans live in earthquake-prone areas.

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Cotopaxi sends huge ash plumes 3 miles into sky

Cotopaxi, a volcano not far from the Ecuadorean capital of Quito, spewed ash several times Friday, sending large gray puffs 3 miles into the sky, officials at the Geophysics Institute told the state news agency ANDES.

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Animas River reopens for recreation

The Animas River reopened for recreational use Friday afternoon in La Plata County, Colorado, where an EPA crew polluted the waterway last week with mine waste, authorities said.

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EPA works to combat growing anger after spill

The Obama administration was scrambling Wednesday to manage growing anger over a government-caused spill on the Animas River in Colorado, announcing investigations into the incident while declaring contaminant levels in the water had returned to pre-...

Animas River spill

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EPA chief: 'We are going to be fully accountable'

The EPA "takes full responsibility" for the spill of 3 million gallons of wastewater into the Animas River in Colorado, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said Wednesday.

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Animas River spill: By the numbers

The environmental crew had one job: pump out and treat contaminated water at the Gold King Mine in southern Colorado.

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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