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Utility pulls plug on Puget Sound tidal power plan

Utility pulls plug on Puget Sound tidal power planA utility has pulled the plug on a project that would have tested generating electricity from tidal waters flowing in and out of Puget Sound.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks ago
Green

Task force: Oregon needs massive upgrades in case of quake

Task force: Oregon needs massive upgrades in case of quakeAccording to experts, not only are a lot of Oregonians not ready for a major earthquake, much of our state's infrastructure is not, either.
  • Green
  • 3 weeks ago
Animals

Warm weather could be keeping swifts from chimneys

Warm weather could be keeping swifts from chimneysIt's so Portland and one of the most popular things to do here in September.
  • Animals
  • 3 weeks ago
Green

Bonneville Power gets back hiring authority after scandal

Bonneville Power gets back hiring authority after scandalThe U.S. Department of Energy says it's restoring control over hiring decisions to the Bonneville Power Administration.
  • Green
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Vancouver

Free state parks day Saturday in Washington

Free state parks day Saturday in WashingtonSaturday is a free day at Washington state parks. Visitors will not need a Discovery Pass to visit and park.
  • Vancouver
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Mt. St. Helens

Mount St. Helens shows signs of reawakening

Mount St. Helens shows signs of reawakeningTen years ago this week, Mount St. Helens awoke from an 18-year geological slumber.
  • Mt. St. Helens
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Beaverton

Beaverton neighbor could face charges after pulling plants

Beaverton neighbor could face charges after pulling plantsA dispute over landscaping may result in charges for one neighbor who police say ripped out plants in a cul-de-sac public space.
  • Beaverton
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Green

Major work planned on Columbia River jetties

Major work planned on Columbia River jettiesThe Corps of Engineers plans major work on the jetties on both sides of the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon and Washington.
  • Green
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Green

Forest Service: Media doesn't need permit to film

Forest Service: Media doesn't need permit to filmThe head of the U.S. Forest Service said late Thursday that the rule is not intended to apply to news-gathering activities.
  • Green
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Green

Seattle bans city use of bee-killing pesticides

Seattle bans city use of bee-killing pesticidesThe Seattle City Council has banned the municipal use of a class of pesticides that has been linked to bee deaths.
  • Green
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Local

Obama to expand Pacific Ocean preserve to 6 times size

Obama to expand Pacific Ocean preserve to 6 times sizePresident Barack Obama is carving out a wide swath the Pacific Ocean for an expanded marine preserve.
  • Local
  • 4 weeks ago
Green

Forest Service: Media needs permit to film in wilderness

Forest Service: Media needs permit to film in wildernessThe U.S. Forest Service is proposing rules that restrict filming and photography in the nation's wilderness.
  • Green
  • 4 weeks ago
Green

Oregon wine harvest shaping up to be 'epic'

Oregon wine harvest shaping up to be 'epic'Sam Tannahill doesn't want to jinx the 2014 Oregon wine grape harvest, but here goes: It's shaping up to be "epic."
  • Green
  • 4 weeks ago
Local

Seattle to fine people for food scraps in trash

Seattle to fine people for food scraps in trashIn a 9-0 vote, Seattle City Council members agreed to pass a new ordinance that could fine you for not composting.
  • Local
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Vancouver

Salmon cannon launches fish into Washington river

Salmon cannon launches fish into Washington riverA "salmon cannon" is now running on a river in southwest Washington. It's a new invention, designed and built by a company in Bellevue, and it's attracting worldwide attention for how fast it can move live fish.
  • Vancouver
  • 1 month ago
Green

Portland rally supports People's Climate March in NYC

Portland rally supports People's Climate March in NYCThousands flooded downtown Portland Sunday afternoon to support the People's Climate March in New York City taking place at the same time.
  • Green
  • 1 month ago
Green

Shellfish farmers: Willapa Bay herbicides 'work tremendously'

Shellfish farmers: Willapa Bay herbicides 'work tremendously'Shellfish farmers who sprayed clam beds last spring say the herbicide they used was effective and that they're prepared to defend the practice against environmental opposition.
  • Green
  • 1 month ago
Washington

Rain delays opening of road closed by Oso slide

Rain delays opening of road closed by Oso slideThe Washington Transportation Department says two days of steady rain have delayed the scheduled reopening to two-way, 50 mph traffic of a section of Highway 530 destroyed by the Oso mudslide last March.
  • Washington
  • 1 month ago
Green

Klamath Basin project restores river for endangered fish

Klamath Basin project restores river for endangered fishA major restoration project on a river in the upper Klamath Basin has been completed.
  • Green
  • 1 month ago
Health

Portland Triathlon now duathlon due to Willamette algae

Portland Triathlon now duathlon due to Willamette algaeSwimmers who have spent months training for the upcoming Portland Triathlon won't get to test their mettle in the waters of the Willamette this Sunday.
  • Health
  • 1 month ago
Green

Salmon on Klamath River get more emergency water

Salmon on Klamath River get more emergency waterFor the second time this year, federal officials are releasing additional water from a Northern California reservoir to combat a parasite that threatens to kill thousands of salmon in the drought-parched Klamath River.
  • Green
  • 1 month ago
Blazers

Blazers' 3-pointers to grow trees in Sandy River Delta

Blazers' 3-pointers to grow trees in Sandy River DeltaHere's one more reason to root for plenty of 3-point-shots at the Trail Blazers games this season: Not only will they help lead the Rose City stars to victory, they'll also help the environment.
  • Blazers
  • 1 month ago
Business

Energy Trust recycles refrigerators for needy

Energy Trust recycles refrigerators for needyWhat's the state of your refrigerator? Is it lime-green or it's been in your kitchen since, perhaps John F. Kennedy Jr. was president?
  • Business
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Green

Study: Trees in Portland help keep people from getting sick

Study: Trees in Portland help keep people from getting sickA new study suggests Portland trees keep kids in school and people out of the hospital.
  • Green
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Weather Blog

August warmest on record at PDX

August warmest on record at PDXAugust is warmest on record at PDX
  • Weather Blog
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Food

Early pear harvest in southern Oregon

Early pear harvest in southern OregonMidway through an early harvest, one of the world's largest pear growers says its Rogue Valley crop isn't meeting expectations.
  • Food
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Green

Warm waters sending salmon to Canada, not Washington

Warm waters sending salmon to Canada, not WashingtonScientists believe that unusually warm water off the Washington coast is sending the vast majority of sockeye salmon to Canadian waters, leaving Puget Sound fishermen with nearly empty nets.
  • Green
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Animals

Biologists plan to re-collar wandering wolf OR-7

Biologists plan to re-collar wandering wolf OR-7Biologists plan to recapture and re-collar OR-7, Oregon's famous wandering wolf that is now a settled father of pups.
  • Animals
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Animals

Oregon winery releases owls in organic farming effort

Oregon winery releases owls in organic farming effortA Willamette Valley winery is using an unusual method of pest control -- owls.
  • Animals
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Green

New earthquake map shows Northwest at high risk

New earthquake map shows Northwest at high riskA new federal earthquake mapdials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth.
  • Green
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago