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CLIMATE CHANGE DEFORESTATION BRAZIL 2014

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Nations reach climate change draft agreement

Nations working on a global treaty to combat climate change and handle its ill effects have come to a basic draft agreement at conference in Lima, Peru.

The elements hammered out in two weeks by about 190 countries at the 20th Conference of Parties (C...

Ivory tusks

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China ivory craze kills 100,000 elephants

China's skyrocketing appetite for ivory is leading to the unsustainable slaughter of African elephants.

Tommy Hilfiger solar-powered jacket

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Tommy Hilfiger unveils solar-powered jacket

Is it possible to wear solar panels on your back and be fashionable at the same time?

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White House says 16 cities leading US on climate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is singling out Boston, San Francisco, Seattle and 13 other cities for leading their peers in efforts to address climate change.

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Anti-poaching 'war' to save rhinos

Flying above Kruger National Park, veterinarian Peter Buss steps out onto the helicopter's skid and aims his rifle; below him a white rhino lumbers across the South African bush.

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Matched hybrid systems called renewable energy key

The use of renewable energy in the United States could take a significant leap forward with improved storage technologies or more efforts to “match” different forms of alternative energy systems that provide an overall more steady flow of electricity, researchers say in a new report.

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US Senate kills Keystone pipeline bill

The Senate blocked a measure Tuesday that would have authorized construction of the Keystone XL pipeline as Democrats chose their pro-environment base over an old friend -- embattled Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu.

Rescued sea otter pup

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Aquarium welcomes (adorable) rescued sea otter pup

Chicago's Shedd Aquarium has announced a new edition to their family: a rescued 5-week-old sea otter pup.

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.

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.

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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