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Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay,

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Rio 2016 rep: Athletes can compete in safety

The chief spokesman for the Rio Olympics told The Associated Press on Monday that Olympic athletes can rest assured they will be safe in the city's waters.


Courtesy Boulder County Sheriff's Office

Two arson suspects arrested in Colorado wildfire

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office has arrested two men Sunday on suspicion of fourth-degree arson in connection with a Cold Springs wildfire.

Katie Jones -- Hopping Bird Photos

Army veteran frees eagle by shooting rope

An Army veteran in Minnesota who saw an eagle dangling from a tree with a rope wrapped around its foot freed the bird with some help from a neighbor's .22-caliber rifle.

Lion closeup

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Lion charges toddler, hits zoo glass

A 2-year-old boy, and the lion racing to him, each got quite a scare at a Japanese zoo.

Tacoma school drinking fountain

KCPQ;Tacoma Public Schools

Lead found in school water 1 year ago, ignored

High levels of lead were discovered in the water at two Tacoma elementary schools in May, 2015, but the district didn’t review the results for nearly one year.

KCPQ in Tacoma reports that water in Reed Elementary and Mann Elementary both showed high levels of lead, with results at Reed Elementary as high as 2,330 parts lead per billion and results at Mann Elementary at 784 parts lead per billion.

Pollution like this in China concerns business executives

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Chinese factory fined just $90 for polluting

The Chinese will launch an investigation into a small fine given to a factory for polluting.

Keystone Pipeline


US denies company's request to delay pipeline review

The State Department has denied a request to delay its review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline by, The Associated Press reported Wednesday.

Tree Green Spring Environment


Report: Climate change could bring spring 3 weeks early

A new report says spring may arrive three weeks earlier over the next century as climate change drives an earlier end to winters in areas of the United States.

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.

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.

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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