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Ore. County Stops Accepting Medical Waste For Waste-To-Electricity Plant

The Coventa Marion waste-to-electricity plant in Brooks, Ore. County commissioners voted to stop accepting medical waste after learning it may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British Columbia.

by AP

An Oregon commission has ordered a waste-to-power facility to stop accepting boxed medical waste after learning it might be using the remains of aborted fetuses from British Columbia to generate electricity.


Governor Triggers Dispute Resolution Over Hanford Site

April 24, 2014 | by AP

Biggest Challenge Facing Oregon Pesticide Investigators? Public Records Law

April 23, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Southern Oregon Pesticide Case Highlights Gaps In State Oversight

April 23, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Oregon Group Upcycles Stacks Of Old Vinyl Into Jewelry, Clothes

April 23, 2014 | by The Register-Guard

Climate Model Shows Asian Pollution Influences Global Weather

April 21, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Vancouver Seeks Independent Oil Spill Risk Assessment

April 21, 2014 | by The Columbian

Interior Secretary Launches National Park Week At Crater Lake

April 17, 2014 | by Herald and News

Researchers Find Pocket Of Air Pollution In Central Washington

April 11, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Neighbors Press Precision Castparts To Cut Air Pollution

April 11, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

The Ultimate Reuse: Shipping Containers For Buildings

April 9, 2014 | by Carolyn Adolph

State Investigation Finds Violations in Southern Oregon Pesticide Case

April 8, 2014 | by Amelia Templeton, Tony Schick

New Rules For Commercial Composting In Portland: Food Only

April 7, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Investigative Documents Show Pilot Failed To Disclose Herbicides Used On Timberland

April 7, 2014 | by Amelia Templeton

A Long, Dry Summer For Could Await River Resort Communities Behind Wanapum Dam

April 7, 2014 | by Anna King

Popular Wristbands Could Record Chemical Exposure

April 2, 2014 | by Ryan Haas

Oregon Anti-Pollution Nonprofit’s Journey From Boom To Bust

March 31, 2014 | by Diane Dietz

Talks Set In Beijing On West Coast Shellfish Ban

March 13, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

EarthFix Conversation: Using Environmental Law To Combat Climate Change

March 13, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Southern Oregon Sawmill To Reopen Thanks to State Help

March 7, 2014 | by Liam Moriarty

Columbia River Port Town Preps For Influx Of Salmon-Hungry Sea Lions

March 7, 2014 | by Daily Astorian

Why Northwest Mills Want China To Buy Lumber Instead Of Logs

March 6, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Who Finds You When You Wander Off The Hiking Trail?

Feb. 28, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Tiny Houses Help Address Nation’s Homeless Problem

Feb. 26, 2014 | by AP

Climbing The Weeping Wall

Feb. 24, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

What Does Climate Change Mean For Ice Climbing?

Feb. 23, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

How Northwest’s Natural Resource Policy-Making Could Change

Feb. 19, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Southern Oregon University Students: Cars? Who Needs ‘Em?

Feb. 14, 2014 | by John Darling

EPA Finds No Contamination Related To Ore. Cancer Cases

Feb. 12, 2014 | by Tracy Loew

Urban Goat Herd Gets A New, Temporary Home

Feb. 10, 2014 | by Toni Tabora-Roberts

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How Do You Squeeze Gardens Into Cityscapes? Think Vertical


by Sarah Strunin

In dense, concrete-locked urban areas like Seattle space for gardening is hard to come by. After all, this is a city where land is so valuable that people spend an average of $346 per square foot on their homes.


Build Your Own Garden Box With Recycled Plastic Lego-like Blocks

by Cassandra Profita

Three Portland MBA students invented a way to build raised garden beds with giant, recycled plastic Lego-like blocks and funded the idea with a Kickstarter campaign.


New Study Compares Your Carbon Footprint To Your Neighbors’

by Katie Campbell

If you live in the heart of a city like Seattle or Portland, your carbon footprint is about half the national average. But the people living in the surrounding suburbs more than make up for it. In some places, suburbanites emit four times the amount of carbon as city dwellers.



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