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Obama unveils major climate change proposal

The Obama administration unveiled a major climate change plan on Sunday aimed at a large reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the nation's coal-burning power plants. On Monday, President Barack Obama started selling it to the public at a White ...

Pollution, smoke stacks

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Four things to know about global warming

On Monday the Obama administration will make its first public pitch for an elaborate long-range plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the country's coal-burning power plants.

Researchers say Africa's golden jackal really a wolf

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Study yields new species: African golden wolf

The golden jackals found in Africa, Europe the Middle East and Asia have long been considered the same species. But researchers now say the African species are really wolves.

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Nation's capital is sinking into the ocean

Washington, D.C., where the powers that reign over the United States reside, is sinking into the ocean.

Google Street View car

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Google Street View cars will soon measure pollution

What if air pollution data were as readily available as transit directions or weather forecasts?

Google and a San Francisco-based startup called Aclima are trying to make that happen.

Aclima has equipped Google's Street View cars with environmental sen...

Oregon bridge danglers

AP: Protesters removed, icebreaker headed for Arctic

Greenpeace is looking at paying thousands of dollars in fines if protesters continue to dangle from an Oregon bridge, blocking a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving for the Arctic, The Associated Press reported.

Clinton Facebook

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Clinton pushes renewable energy with solar focus

Hillary Clinton pledged Sunday that as president she would put the United States on a path toward generating enough renewable energy to power every home in the country by 2027 - ten years after she would hypothetically take office.

In a video posted t...

Tom Selleck

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Tom Selleck singled out in #droughtshaming suit

Tom Selleck's water problems may be over.

On Thursday, the attorney for the Calleguas Municipal Water District -- which had accused Selleck of taking water from a hydrant in its district -- said Selleck's attorneys have come to a tentative settlement ...

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.

Georgetown University Energy Prize

Bend semifinalist in $5 million 'Energy Prize' competition

Bend officially advanced Wednesday to the semifinal round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a national competition challenging communities across the U.S. to rethink their energy use.

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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