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Planned I-5 Freeway Widening Project In Portland Keeps Taking Hits

Planned I-5 Freeway Widening Project In Portland Keeps Taking Hits

Source: OPB Three years ago, the proposed freeway widening project near Portland’s Rose Quarter was a jewel in the crown of a landmark transportation bill passed by Oregon Legislators. Gov. Kate Brown touted the Oregon Department of Transportation’s claim that the $450 million project would address “one of the worst bottlenecks for freight and passenger vehicles …
Fashion’s latest trend? Why H&M, other big brands are investing in garment recycling

Fashion’s latest trend? Why H&M, other big brands are investing in garment recycling

Lillian Childress Wednesday, January 22, 2020 – 2:00am The fashion industry has a pollution problem. If the industry continues on its current pathway, it could use more than a quarter of the carbon budget associated with a 2 degrees Celsius pathway by 2050, according to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. These skyrocketing emissions are compounded by …
Molokini Snorkeling Reviews and Tips To Make Your Snorkeling Trip an Eco Friendly One

Molokini Snorkeling Reviews and Tips To Make Your Snorkeling Trip an Eco Friendly One

Make the most out of life by exploring the sea. Wear them goggles right, plunge into the water, and snorkel away! Soak in the physical benefits of snorkeling, such as muscle strengthening, cardiovascular fitness, joint mobility, and better mental health while rejuvenating your soul with the beauty that the ocean holds.   The real question …
The climate case for construction

The climate case for construction

Source: Green Biz Thursday, January 2, 2020 – 1:36am It’s not easy to make the transparent visible, particularly when it comes to infrastructure. It’s easy to take the mundane for granted except for when things go wrong: our cell phone networks; the modern electrical grid that has been around for more than 100 years; our …

Green Moving Basics: How To Make Your Move Eco-Friendly

Conducting a green move isn’t always an easy decision. There are a ton of factors especially pertaining to sustainability and conservation of resources in general that can affect the efficiency of the move. if this isn’t your first time conducting a win move, you’d likely understand what we mean when we say green moving takes …
The truth behind Portland’s Holiday Martini

The truth behind Portland’s Holiday Martini

Source: Oregonian Over the years, various people have read various meanings into the oversized and ornately lit martini glass that beams down over Portland each holiday season. To some, the West Hills fixture is a familiar symbol of Christmas cheer. To others, it’s an homage to Portland’s anti-establishment ethos. To a few, it’s unfortunate encouragement …
City of Portland-Holiday garbage & recycling tips

City of Portland-Holiday garbage & recycling tips

Source: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/748439 HOLIDAY DELAYS If your garbage, recycling, and compost pick-up day is Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, expect a one-day delay after Christmas and New Year’s.   Never miss a pick-up: Sign up for email reminders at www.garbagedayreminders.com. SNOW OR ICE In case of bad weather, your pick-up may be delayed. Leave bins at the curb. Your garbage company will …
Salmon Die-Off Linked To Extremely Dry Conditions On Oregon’s North Coast

Salmon Die-Off Linked To Extremely Dry Conditions On Oregon’s North Coast

Source: OPB   Extremely dry conditions have fueled a widespread die-off of fall chinook salmon on Oregon’s north coast. After two months of low rainfall, hundreds of adult fish on multiple coastal streams are dying from an unusual outbreak of a naturally occurring parasite before they get a chance to spawn. According to the Oregon Department …

Enjoying the Holidays: Accessible and Disability-Friendly Travel Destinations Around the Globe https://pixabay.com/photos/wheelchair-spacer-child-care-3948122/ Going on a holiday requires a great deal of planning. Booking accommodation, flights, making arrangements with tour guides and much more. With a disability, you will be required to do extra research to ensure you have the best holiday with full access to …
Taking Inspiration from Plants’ Phototropism, New Solar Power System Harvests Up to 400% More Energy

Taking Inspiration from Plants’ Phototropism, New Solar Power System Harvests Up to 400% More Energy

Source: Energy Trend In an effort to capture more sunlight, solar power experts and technicians wrack their brains to find the perfect angle for solar panels, sometimes even needing sun-tracking mounting systems to do the job. But now, a group of American scientists took inspiration from heliotropic plants and created a solar power system that …
On The Oregon Coast, Turning Pollution Into Art With A Purpose

On The Oregon Coast, Turning Pollution Into Art With A Purpose

Source:OPB At Coquille Point along the remote and rugged southern Oregon Coast, the wind is tumultuous and the sea just as violent. Huge waves crash up against the giant, moss-cloaked rocks perched off the beach. This particular stretch of the Oregon coastline is famous for being pristine and wild. But train your eyes down a little …
Will California say bye to diesel-burning trucks and hello to zero-emissions ones?

Will California say bye to diesel-burning trucks and hello to zero-emissions ones?

Thursday, October 10, 2019 – 12:45pm Image: Folk Life Creative Toy truck carrying two AA batteries as its power supply. California officials are gearing up to launch a momentous new rule to tackle one of the largest sources of pollution in the state: medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks. After years of deliberation and public input, …
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