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Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel

Sciurus niger 1 by Brian.gratwicke. Licensed under CC BY 2.5 via Commons

Squirrel gets off endangered species list

Forget about gathering nuts. A rare species of squirrel has gathered new life.

The Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel, one of the animals on the original endangered species list, is now no longer at risk of extinction, says the U.S. Department of the Int...

Fog and smog in China

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Record haze in China halts traffic, flights

The thick haze shrouding a large area of northeastern China could hang around until Saturday, authorities warn.

It started on the weekend as temperatures dropped and cities started burning coal to keep warm.

"Many cities in China, including the northea...

Couple in love in field


Study: Climate change is killing our sex drive

There are so many things that can dampen your sex drive: You have a headache, you're tired, it's too hot outside.

Exxon gas station

Courtesy Exxon Mobil

ExxonMobil hit with climate change investigation in New York

ExxonMobil is under investigation by the New York Attorney General for withholding information from both its shareholders and the public about the risks of climate change.

In a statement on Thursday, ExxonMobil confirmed that it has received a subpoe...

Keystone Pipeline


US denies company's request to delay pipeline review

The State Department has denied a request to delay its review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline by, The Associated Press reported Wednesday.



Antarctica is gaining ice, NASA study says

Antarctica is gaining more ice than it has lost, according to a new study by NASA.

Tree Green Spring Environment


Report: Climate change could bring spring 3 weeks early

A new report says spring may arrive three weeks earlier over the next century as climate change drives an earlier end to winters in areas of the United States.

Oregon bridge danglers

AP: Protesters removed, icebreaker headed for Arctic

Greenpeace is looking at paying thousands of dollars in fines if protesters continue to dangle from an Oregon bridge, blocking a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving for the Arctic, The Associated Press reported.

BP oil spill 2011

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Reports: Settlement reached with Gulf oil spill rig owner

A $211 million settlement has been reached between the owner of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and plaintiffs claiming damages from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, The Associated Press and USA Today reported Wednesday.

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.

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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