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Leonardo DiCaprio

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DiCaprio, friends raise $45M for environment

Not surprisingly, Leonardo DiCaprio has some wealthy, famous friends. As it turns out, they're also generous.

Water bottles

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Scientists turn old plastic bottles into fuel

Millions of tons of plastic garbage pollute the world. What if they could be turned into fuel instead?

Cold-Springs-wildfire-suspects

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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.

Zero waste lifestyle

CNN

Four years' trash, one jar ... zero waste

Meet Lauren Singer, a regular New Yorker with one key difference -- a zero waste lifestyle ... and she's got a jar to prove it.

Brain eating amoeba

CDC

Brain eating amoeba at unusually high levels

Levels of the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri that killed an Ohio teen were unusually high in water samples taken from the U.S. National Whitewater Center, and were likely caused by the failure of the water sanitation system, the Centers for Di...

Great white shark

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Great white shark tracking goes mobile

Northeast beachgoers are no strangers to shark sightings. Now they can share news of those sightings in real time with friends -- and scientists.

Fireworks tent, 4th of July

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Dangers of fireworks demonstrated on mannequins

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) demonstrates the dangers of fireworks by blowing up watermelons and setting off bottle rockets into the eyes and extremities of innocent mannequins.

Toxic algae bloom

CNN

Toxic algae bloom blankets Florida beaches

Jordan Schwartz, owner of the Ohana Surf Shop, said he wanted to cry when he saw the green slime -- a toxic algae bloom -- covering his swath of Stuart Beach on Florida's east coast.

Cannon House Office Building

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Unsafe lead levels found in House office building

Congressional staff and others are having to drink bottled water around the Capitol after unsafe lead levels were detected by Capitol staff in the Cannon House Office building this week.

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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