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Nation's capital is sinking into the ocean

Washington, D.C., where the powers that reign over the United States reside, is sinking into the ocean.

Google Street View car

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Google Street View cars will soon measure pollution

What if air pollution data were as readily available as transit directions or weather forecasts?

Google and a San Francisco-based startup called Aclima are trying to make that happen.

Aclima has equipped Google's Street View cars with environmental sen...

Clinton Facebook

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Clinton pushes renewable energy with solar focus

Hillary Clinton pledged Sunday that as president she would put the United States on a path toward generating enough renewable energy to power every home in the country by 2027 - ten years after she would hypothetically take office.

In a video posted t...

Tom Selleck

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Tom Selleck singled out in #droughtshaming suit

Tom Selleck's water problems may be over.

On Thursday, the attorney for the Calleguas Municipal Water District -- which had accused Selleck of taking water from a hydrant in its district -- said Selleck's attorneys have come to a tentative settlement ...

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.

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Matched hybrid systems called renewable energy key

The use of renewable energy in the United States could take a significant leap forward with improved storage technologies or more efforts to “match” different forms of alternative energy systems that provide an overall more steady flow of electricity, researchers say in a new report.

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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.

Rescued sea otter pup

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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.

Could plastic bag ban spread

Could plastic bag ban spread?

As California Gov. Jerry Brown weighs signing legislation to ban single-use plastic bags, NewsChannel 21 talks with a Newport Market representative and some Bend shoppers about what they support.

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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