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Utility spokesman says plant is 'safe and stable'

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New York nuclear plant leak causes radioactivity in groundwater

A leak at the Indian Point nuclear facility in New York has sent contaminant into the area groundwater, causing radioactivity levels 65,000% higher than normal, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday.

Flint water plant

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Flint water crisis: City gets $28 million in state aid

Help -- $28 million of it -- is on its way to Flint, Michigan. Gov. Rick Snyder made it official Friday, signing a bill to provide funding to cope with ramifications of tainted water, damaged pipes and health problems.

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NOAA: 2015 is warmest year on record

Last year was the Earth's warmest since record-keeping began in 1880, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA said Wednesday.

It's been clear for quite some time that 2015 would steal the distinction of the hottest year from ...

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Sanders on climate data: 'The debate is over'

Bernie Sanders said Wednesday that "climate change is real" and the "debate is over" after NOAA reported that 2015 was the hottest year on record.

Flint River Michigan

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No simple fix for Flint water crisis

What will it take to fix the water crisis in Flint, Michigan?

Most likely, the answer will be a combination of science to clean up the water, costly infrastructure upgrades to replace dangerous pipes, and in-depth investigations to prevent it from hap...

Flint water plant

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Michigan governor on Flint: 'It's a disaster'

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder acknowledged Monday the water crisis in Flint is a disaster, but said he would not be stepping down.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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