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Alaska Airlines

Alaska cancels flights due to ash from Russia

Airborne ash from a volcano in Russia led to the cancellation of flights in Alaska this weekend, Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Halley Knigge said.

Keystone Pipeline

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Senate fails to override Keystone pipeline veto

Senate supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of their legislation that would have cleared construction of the project.

Volcano's eruption builds up island to nearly 1 square mile

Volcano grows Japanese island

Magma and lava from a Japanese volcano is forming new geography in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean.

An eruption on the tiny volcanic island of Nishinoshima in November 2013 formed a small islet right next to it when molten lava cooled.

That islet ha...

Keystone Pipeline

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Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill

President Barack Obama, exercising his veto power for the first time in five years, rejected a measure Tuesday greenlighting the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.

Tule River drought

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NASA: Parts of US facing 'megadroughts'

There is no precedent in contemporary weather records for the kinds of droughts the country's West will face, if greenhouse gas emissions stay on course, a NASA study said.

Pilot whale

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Nearly 200 whales stuck on New Zealand beach

Conservationists are racing to try to save more than 170 whales stranded on a remote beach on New Zealand's South Island.

Twenty-four of the 198 pilot whales stuck on the beach have already died, New Zealand's Department of Conservation said Friday.

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Plastic bag

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How much are we trashing our oceans?

Nearly every piece of plastic still exists on Earth, regardless of whether it's been recycled, broken down into microscopic bits or discarded in the ocean.

Seaquarium's killer whale to go on endangered list

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Captive killer whale will go on endangered list

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will soon add Miami Seaquarium's killer whale, Lolita, to the endangered species list, but nothing will change for the longtime Miami entertainer.

At 49, the senior whale will be added to the endange...

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.

Windmills

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.

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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