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One man's efforts to rescue killer whales

After sprinting for more than an hour up the Puget Sound, a group of migrant killer whales suddenly slowed and began circling so close to our boat, that we could hear bursts of air as they exhaled through their blowholes.

"That one's got something in ...

Senate votes on Keystone pipeline 2

US Senate kills Keystone pipeline bill

The Senate blocked a measure Tuesday that would have authorized construction of the Keystone XL pipeline as Democrats chose their pro-environment base over an old friend -- embattled Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu.

Global warming, climate change

US sending $3B to fight climate change

The United States will commit $3 billion to a fund that helps poor nations cope with climate change, a White House official said Friday.

Mitch McConnell

Senate TV

Top Republicans slam U.S.-China climate deal

Top Congressional Republican leaders quickly criticized the U.S.-China climate change pact to cut carbon emissions that President Barack Obama announced while traveling in Asia.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner and Se...

Obama, Xi Jinping

Pool

US, China reach historic climate change deal

In a historic climate change deal, U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced both countries will curb their greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades.

Reusable bag

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Save the turtles? Your reusable bag just might.

The Texas Longhorn and the sea turtle may not seem to have much in common, but both share a common enemy: the plastic bag.

To sea turtles, bags in the ocean look like delicious floating jellyfish. And longhorn cattle will eat just about anything, inc...

Rescued sea otter pup

Shedd Aquarium/WGN

Aquarium welcomes (adorable) rescued sea otter pup

Chicago's Shedd Aquarium has announced a new edition to their family: a rescued 5-week-old sea otter pup.

Heat From California Sunset

Mike Blake/REUTERS

U.N. panel: Climate change can be mitigated

The cost of fighting climate change will only climb if industrialized nations don't take steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations' panel on the matter warned Sunday in its wrap-up report.

In its "synthesis report," the Intergovernm...

Smog masks, China

Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Unmasking a new trend: Stylish smog masks

High fashion isn't often inspired by environmental hazards, but as air pollution levels soared in Beijing on Tuesday, models at China Fashion Week walked the runway wearing designer respiratory face masks.

New frog in New York

Brian Curry/Rutgers University

New species of frog found in ... NYC

New York is famous for its singular residents: Loudmouthed taxi drivers. Hirsute Brooklyn hipsters. Upper East Side patrons of the arts.

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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