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Surprise! Green energy surged despite cheap oil

Here is some good news about the environment: Investment into renewable energy surged in 2014, despite record low oil prices.

The price of oil plunged nearly 50% since last summer, sparking fears green energy projects might be push aside.

But a new st...

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W.H. plans: Curb greenhouse gas emissions 28%

The White House announced a plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 28%.

Arctic sea ice

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Shrinking Arctic sea ice sets record low

Although much of the United States has been shivering this winter, there's been another worrying sign of warming temperatures farther north. The cap of sea ice that spreads across the Arctic Ocean in winter appears to have been the smallest on record...

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Obama targets greenhouse gases

President Barack Obama, looking to bolster his legacy combating climate change, will mandate Thursday that government agencies curb their greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent over the next decade.

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2,000 snow geese drop dead from the sky

Idaho wildlife officials have retrieved 2,000 dead snow geese that fell from the sky this week.

The birds, whose carcasses were collected over the weekend, appear to have died of avian cholera, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game said Tuesday.

"The...

Goodyear tires

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Goodyear tires could power electric cars

Goodyear has found a new way to power electric cars: the tires.

Pollution, smoke stacks

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'Climate change' banned for Florida officials

Maybe if nobody says it, it won't happen.

That appears to be the policy of Florida Gov. Rick Scott's administration, according to a report from the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting that suggests state environmental officials were directed no...

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Threat made to poison New Zealand infant formula

New Zealand police have revealed a threat to contaminate infant formula and other dairy formula with poison, in an apparent attempt to blackmail the government over its pest control policies.

Police appealed for public help to find the alleged blackma...

Solar Impulse

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Solar plane completes first leg of RTW flight

Solar Impulse 2 has landed safely in Oman on the first leg of its quest to be the first plane to fly around the world fueled only by the sun's rays.

The solar-powered plane took off from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates early on Monday with pilot...

Fog and smog in China

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Did China pollution film vanish in the haze?

When it came to the environment in China, it was hazy through much of the weekend -- literally and figuratively.

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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