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Mt. McKinley

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Obama to rename tallest U.S. peak

To hear the White House describe Alaska, the state has become the canary in the climate change coal mine, complete with raging wildfires, accelerating ice melt in the arctic, vanishing glaciers and whole villages forced to relocate away from rising s...

Jellyfish traveled through Suez Canal

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Jellyfish 'invading' Med through Suez Canal

Swarms of stinging jellyfish have invaded the beaches of Israel and the eastern Mediterranean, wrapping their painful tentacles around the limbs of unsuspecting bathers who ventured too far into the water.

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Expert: Expect sea levels to rise 3 feet

It was less than two years ago that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its all-encompassing assessment on the current state of climate change research and made projections for the future climate of our planet.

Gray wolf

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California may see return of wolf population

California's lone wolf might not be so lonely anymore.

Cameras recorded the existence of the wolf in May and again in July. Now, more recently, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife deployed more cameras -- and the photos show the lone wolf i...

Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Deng Murdoch

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Murdoch: Climate change "alarmist nonsense"

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter Wednesday night to weigh in on the recent volatility in global financial markets, calling small business "the only hope for growth" while decrying the regulatory obstacles standing in its way -- and pointing...

Freedom Industries chemical spill


Ex-chemical company leader pleads guilty in 2014 spill

The former president of the chemical company responsible for contaminating the water supply of more than 300,000 West Virginia residents in 2014 pleaded guilty Wednesday to violating the federal Clean Water Act.

Gary Southern, 53, was president of Fre...

Hillry Clinton July 2015

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Clinton breaks with Obama on arctic drilling

Add Arctic drilling to the list of issues Hillary Clinton now disagrees with President Barack Obama on.

Northridge earthquake

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143 million live in an earthquake-prone zone

You don't have to live in California to be at risk of experiencing an earthquake, according to a new study. Research released by the U.S. Geological Survey indicates nearly half of Americans live in earthquake-prone areas.

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Cotopaxi sends huge ash plumes 3 miles into sky

Cotopaxi, a volcano not far from the Ecuadorean capital of Quito, spewed ash several times Friday, sending large gray puffs 3 miles into the sky, officials at the Geophysics Institute told the state news agency ANDES.

Animas River Silverton Colorado

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Animas River reopens for recreation

The Animas River reopened for recreational use Friday afternoon in La Plata County, Colorado, where an EPA crew polluted the waterway last week with mine waste, authorities said.

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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