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Oregon Voters Ban GMOs in 2 Counties

Voters in two Oregon counties this week overwhelmingly approved ballot initiatives prohibiting cultivation of genetically modified crops, despite a million-dollar agribusiness PR campaign against the …

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Oregon’s Non-Medical Vaccine Waiver Law Goes Into Effect Today

Oregon has the highest percentage of children entering school with non-medical waivers for at least one, and sometimes more, vaccination. State officials are hoping to change that statistic. State …

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A Shared Space for Oregon Artists

Take a neglected 7,000-square-foot industrial building in North Portland, introduce nine creatives looking to elevate craft in the modern era and it would probably result in something like Beam &…

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Organization Harvests 25,000lbs of Fruit From Unloved Trees

By Sami Grover, TreeHugger In April, TreeHugger covered the work of Katy Kolker and the Portland Fruit Tree Project, just one of many community organizations that gleans unwanted or underutiliz…

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Portland: America’s Bike City (video)

More and more Americans are looking for ways to be greener as they move about, often by buying cars that use less gas. But the no-gas solution is also growing and that means bicycles. Where is a g…

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Wave Energy Project Coming to Oregon

The country's first utility-scale wave power project is moving forward in construction. The 1.5 megawatt wave energy park will generate enough energy to power 375 or more  homes. The park will likely …

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200 Jobs to be Created by New Solar Plant

Solexant Corporation is creating a new factory in Gresham, Oregon to produce a specific kind of solar modules. The project is anticipated to create about 200 jobs, 97 of which will be for local reside…

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New Wild Wolf Pups Photographed in Oregon

In early July, a remote trail camera set up by the Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife photographed wild wolf pups in Northeast Oregon. The new pups are part of the Imnaha pack in the Imnaha Wildlife Ma…

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Counting Wild Horses

Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service officials are working on a new count of wild horses in Nevada and Oregon. A joint aerial census of four million acres of federal land began Monday. The pri…

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