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Heat From California Sunset

Mike Blake/REUTERS

U.N.: To slow warming, no 'business as usual'

Keeping global warming down to a level people can live with means cutting carbon emissions to "near zero" by the end of the century, even in an increasingly industrialized world, the top U.N. experts on the issue reported Sunday.

That may be doable, ...

Japan island eats another island


New volcanic island eats its neighbor

One Japanese island has swallowed another.

Chinese line up for bags of fresh mountain air


Chinese residents line up for bags of fresh air

Whatever the motive behind the event, it made for some powerful images of some China residents' desperation for better air.

Drought affected corn in Missouri

Adrees Latif / Reuters

Climate change could cost $100 billion a year

Tackling the effects of climate change could cost governments around the world more than $100 billion a year, a United Nations panel of experts said Monday.

Global warming, climate change

U.N.: Little time left to reduce world's heat

Your forecast for the next century: Hotter, drier and hungrier, and the chance to turn down the thermostat is slipping away.

Washington mudslide area

REUTERS/Gov. Jay Inslee's Office/Handout

Experts: Why allow homes in Wash. landslide area?

Officials and many residents in the area of the deadly landslide in Washington state have long known they lived in landslide country.

Beijing pollution


WHO: Air pollution caused 1 in 8 deaths

An estimated 7 million people died due to air pollution globally in 2012, with more than half of the deaths linked to indoor smoke from cook stoves, according to a report by the World Health Organization.


MGN graphic

Oregonians 'e-cycling' more old tech gear

In 2013, Oregon E-Cycles collected and recycled 27.7 million pounds of covered electronic devices, up from 26.7 million pounds in 2012, the DEQ said Wednesday.

Birds covered in oil in Houston


Texas oil spill cleanup enters 3rd day

Efforts to clean up a 168,000 gallons of thick, viscous oil that spilled into the Port of Houston near Galveston, Texas, stretched into a third day Tuesday, as wildlife rescuers sought to estimate the impact on birds and marine life.

The spill, which ...

Bluefin tuna larva

John Incardona/NOAA

Gulf oil may be big trouble for big fish

Funny thing about fish: You can see right through them in their infancy and watch their organs develop.

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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