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Oregon Bottle Deposit System Hits 90 Percent Redemption Rate

Oregon’s bottle deposit system is recycling more containers than ever before despite major disruptions in global recycling markets.

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Banned Fish Trap Returns To Columbia As Sustainable Way To Catch Salmon

Fish traps were banned on the Columbia River more than 80 year ago, but some say it’s time to bring them back as a way for fishermen to catch more hatchery salmon while protecting wild fish.

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Meet Metro's New Boss, And Prepare For Major Portland Area Changes

There's a new face atop the Portland area's regional government. And she has plans for big changes to your daily commute.

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Oregon Recycling Rate Rises Despite China Export Woes

Recycling in Oregon has hit some bumps over the past few years, with local paper mills closing and China deciding not to import used paper and plastic any longer. 

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Dam Agreement Aims To Help More Salmon Survive Columbia River Journey

A new agreement aims to help more young salmon make their way past dams along the Columbia and Snake rivers.

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Trump EPA Proposes Big Changes To Federal Water Protections

The Trump administration wants to substantially limit which waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act. Farmers and developers have long lobbied against the current rule as too expansive.

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Want A Straw For Your Drink In Portland? You'll Have To Ask.

Portland City Councilors on Wednesday approved an ordinance that implements a by-request-only policy for plasticware for dine-in, delivery and takeout orders starting in July 2019.

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Portland Lab Creates Paper Replacements For Plastic Packaging

Swedish paper company BillerudKorsnäs tests out alternatives to plastic packaging at its design lab in Portland.

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A Rare Political Common Ground: Rooftop Solar

Whether you’re a Republican or Democrat, chances are you support rooftop solar. New research suggests there’s a reason why two groups that normally disagree on environmental issues both like solar.

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Insects Could Eat Twice As Much Wheat By The End Of The Century

As the planet warms, we're going to face bigger numbers of hungrier bugs. That could lead to lost crops in Oregon, and around the globe.


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