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Mines No Safer Despite $1 Billion In Fines, Federal Audit Says

A Labor Department audit found no correlation between the federal system that fines mining companies for unsafe conditions and safety in mining operations.

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U.S. Recycling Industry Is Struggling To Figure Out A Future Without China

China is no longer taking the world's waste. The U.S. recycling industry is overwhelmed — it can't keep up with the plastic being churned out. This doesn't bode well for our plastic waste problem.

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With Micromobility, Tech Sparks Nimble Innovations In Transportation

Micromobility is the idea that new technology – including smartphones and more efficient batteries – is sparking a big jump in small, nimble vehicles suited for increasingly crowded city streets.

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Energy Boom That Trump Celebrates Began Years Before He Took Office

President Trump tours a Pennsylvania petrochemical plant Tuesday to highlight the U.S. energy boom. Trump claims credit for surging oil and gas production, but the trend began before he took office.

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Coos Sheriff Acknowledges Monitoring Of Fossil Fuel Project Opponents

Law enforcement in Southwest Oregon have for several years been monitoring the activities of activists fighting the Jordan Cove natural gas infrastructure project.

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Solar Advocates Launch 'Hang Dry Your Clothes For Climate Change' Week

With a little extra effort, we can all save some money and reduce our contributions to climate change. That’s the message behind a week-long campaign encouraging Oregonians to hang dry their laundry.

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With An Eye Toward Lower Emissions, Clean Air Travel Gets Off The Ground

Air travel is set to grow dramatically. It will be a while before electric planes truly take off, but people are trying to reduce their carbon footprint now with offsets and "flight shaming."

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Stepping Into The Sun: A Mission To Bring Solar Energy To Communities Of Color

Solar energy has taken off across the U.S. As an African American working in the industry, Jason Carney wants to make sure minority communities don't miss out on the energy savings or the green jobs.

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California Signs Deal With Automakers To Produce Fuel-Efficient Cars

The agreement is different from plans expected to be announced by the Trump administration that would weaken national emissions standards.

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Refinery Explosions Raise New Warnings About Deadly Chemical

Chemical experts say recent refinery explosions could have been far more devastating if deadly hydrogen fluoride was released. Some are calling for a ban on the chemical.