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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, …
Indoor Air Is Not As Clean As You Think

Indoor Air Is Not As Clean As You Think

We all know how polluted the air outside is, especially if we live in big cities. But if you think that the air inside our homes, offices, schools, and any other building is any cleaner, you’re in for a big surprise. Research shows that indoor air can actually be more polluted than outside air. Then …

Growing Up Green: The Importance of Teaching Your Children About Sustainability

By: Kay Carter As a parent, you probably understand the importance of teaching your child to care for the environment. At the same time, however, you may feel that the concept of sustainability can be a bit too complicated for your young child to understand. If you’re struggling with how you can help your child …
Improve Home Air Quality with Indoor Plants

Improve Home Air Quality with Indoor Plants

By Krista Harper Poor air quality in your home can have a huge impact on your physical and mental health. Poor air quality can be linked to allergies, asthma, fatigue, and even lung disease. And what most people don’t realize is that the air quality in your home can be up to five times worse …
3 Restful Weekend Getaway Ideas for Summer

3 Restful Weekend Getaway Ideas for Summer

By Lisa Smalls While studies indicate that well-being and health improve after taking a vacation, the U.S. doesn’t have a government mandate that requires leave for employees in public and private offices. As a matter of fact, ¼ of all American workers don’t get any vacation at all. Employers who offer this benefit usually give …
4 Reasons Why Polluted Air Can Have An Impact On Your Career

4 Reasons Why Polluted Air Can Have An Impact On Your Career

By Natalie Wilson There is a lot of talk these days about just how bad air pollution is for us. Whether you suffer from asthma or even work on a farm, it seems that no one can escape the effects of air pollution. Office workers may believe that, because they work indoors, that they can …
Used Car Inspection Checklist

Used Car Inspection Checklist

By: Parker Keatin What should you look for when buying a used car? You may believe that if the general appearance of the car looks okay and the vehicle isn’t falling to pieces then you are off to a good start. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. Though it can be difficult to perform …
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