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Walrus haul out

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35,000 walruses 'haul out' on Alaska beach

Arctic ice is dwindling, the waters of the North Pacific Ocean are the warmest on record and tens of thousands of walruses have taken notice, "hauling out" on an Alaskan beach in numbers never seen before.

Wildlife population decline

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World has lost half its wildlife in 40 years

The world's animal population has halved in 40 years as humans put unsustainable demands on Earth, a new report warns.

The World Wide Fund for Nature's Living Planet Index, released Tuesday, revealed the dramatic decline in animal species, and said th...

Plastic bag

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California bans plastic grocery bags

California has fired the first salvo in what could be a national war on plastic bags.

Governor Edmund Brown on Tuesday signed into law a bill that bans plastic shopping bags, making California the first U.S. state to officially prohibit stores from h...

Earthships built from scraps

Earthships, new homes made from old junk

The ability to live completely off the grid is now a reality courtesy of solar homes, known as Earthships.

Malmo, Sweden

CNN

A Swedish way to stay green

Sun, wind and water now rule an area that was once polluted and derelict.

Leonardo DiCaprio, UN speech

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DiCaprio addresses UN: Climate change is real

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio brought attention to climate change Tuesday by addressing world leaders meeting at the UN Climate Summit in New York.

Google campus

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Google pulls out of conservative political group over climate change

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says the company is pulling its support of a conservative political group because he believes it is lying on climate change.

Obama climate change UN

REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Obama warns on climate change at UN

President Barack Obama told a United Nations meeting on Tuesday that pollution must be contained to address climate change.

John Kerry

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Kerry: New York climate summit to set agenda

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry opened a week of climate change talks in New York on Monday, saying he's hopeful the discussions will set the tone for upcoming negotiations on an international agreement.

"It's about time that world leaders come to ...

Climate change protesters march September 21

REUTERS/Mike Segar

Marchers sound call for climate change action

Tens of thousands of people marched through Manhattan sounding an urgent call for action to reverse global climate change Sunday.

One marcher's sign read "cut your emissions or you'll sleep with the fishes."

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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