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

NPR

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.

OSU Temporarily Halts Old Growth Logging In Research Forests

AP

The university says no trees more than 160 years old will be cut down until work is finished on a new comprehensive management plan for the OSU's research forests.

Oregon (And The EPA) Failed To Ban This Toxic Pesticide

OPB

Last week, the EPA chose not to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide linked to brain damage in children. Oregon tried, too — but fell short.

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Environment | News | Nation | Climate change

It Was A Balmy 90 Degrees In Anchorage — For The 1st Time On Record

The Alaskan city just had its hottest and driest June ever, with average daily temperatures 5 degrees above normal. Crews are also battling wildfires across the state.

Nation | Environment | Election

Trump Seizes On Soggy Paper Straws As Campaign Issue: 'Make Straws Great Again'

The president's reelection campaign is now selling reusable and recycled straws in their 2020 online store, because they claim "lberal paper straws don't work."

Environment | Food | Science

Rogue Weedkiller Vapors Are Threatening Soybean Science

Scientists at four leading universities have seen their soybean experiments injured by a stealthy vandal: drifting fumes from a weedkiller called dicamba, now popular among farmers.

Science | Environment | Nation | Energy | Health

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.

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5 Years After Carlton Complex, North Central Washington Rebuilds

Five years after the single largest fire in Washington’s history, people are continuing to rebuild. They’re making their communities safer for the next time a wildfire burns into town.

World | Environment | Health

The Water Crisis In Chennai, India: Who's To Blame And How Do You Fix It?

Reservoirs are dry in India's sixth biggest city. Municipal taps work only a few hours a day. Trains are delivering emergency water supplies.

Flora and Fauna | Environment | Food

Our Taste For Turtle Soup Nearly Wiped Out Terrapins. Then Prohibition Saved Them

By the turn of the 20th century, America's love affair with Diamondback Terrapin soup — a subsistence food turned gourmet fare — had left the turtle's population teetering. Booze ban to the rescue.

Environment | Food | Science | Health

If We All Ate Enough Fruits And Vegetables, There'd Be Big Shortages

There's already not enough produce for everyone in the world to get the daily recommended amount. Two new studies urge revamping the food system to feed the growing population and protect the planet.

Environment | Climate change | Politics | Sustainability | local | News | NW Life

Portland Mayor Urges Federal Support For Transit In Congressional Testimony

Portland mayor Ted Wheeler was one of five mayors invited to DC to speak before the Senate Democrats' Special Comittee on the Climate Crisis. 

Environment | Science

Florida's Corals Are Dying Off, But It's Not All Due To Climate Change, Study Says

A new study from the Florida Keys shows that a lot of the stress on corals comes from local sources, providing hope that community action can help save them.


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