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EPA holds open houses to explain Portland Harbor cleanup options

Portland Tribune - Sustainable - Tue, 04/10/2012 - 14:26
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is hosting four open houses to explain its new feasibility study and cleanup options for the Portland Harbor Superfund site. Public feedback will help guide the EPA’s decision-making on the cleanup. Open houses will include representatives from the ...

Milwaukie filmmakers highlight movie on Three Creeks Area

Portland Tribune - Sustainable - Sun, 04/08/2012 - 22:00
Forget the red carpet treatment. Two local filmmakers think a green carpet would be more appropriate for the first showing of their movie, “Lonely Tree,” part of Milwaukie’s Watershed Event, on Friday, April 13, at the Masonic Hall in downtown Milwaukie. The film’s title ...

Thawing planet bad for some species, good for others

Portland Tribune - Sustainable - Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:12
Recent thawing of frozen parts of the planet may spell bad news for polar bears and penguins, but will help other species, according to a new study led by Portland State University geologist Andrew Fountain. The study, published in the April 6 issue of BioScience, focused on longterm impacts of ...

City restricts lake access from public parks

Portland Tribune - Sustainable - Thu, 04/05/2012 - 22:00
The Lake Oswego City Council has banned access to Oswego Lake from city-owned parks. On Tuesday, the council voted unanimously to adopt a new park rule prohibiting boats from entering the water. Existing rules already barred swimming, wading and fishing from Sundeleaf Plaza, Millennium Plaza Park ...

Environmental groups sue to block wind turbines on Steens Mountain

Portland Tribune - Sustainable - Thu, 04/05/2012 - 11:04
The Oregon Natural Desert Association and Audubon Society of Portland filed a lawsuit Thursday, April 5, challenging the siting of a wind turbine complex at Steens Mountain in southeast Oregon. The lawsuit argues that 70 wind turbines and a high-capacity electrical transmission line will mar the ...

Earth Day festivities planned by City Repair Project and PCC students

Portland Tribune - Sustainable - Wed, 04/04/2012 - 08:40
The City Repair Project and the Associated Students of Portland Community College are organizing a public event to celebrate Earth Day this month. The event takes place Sunday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the PCC Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth St. in Portland. It will feature live ...

Fans can recharge electric cars at Rose Quarter events

Portland Tribune - Sustainable - Tue, 04/03/2012 - 07:58
Fans attending Trail Blazer and Winterhawks games, and other events in the Rose Quarter, will be able to recharge their electric cars during the game or concert. The Blazers and Christenson Electric announced the addition of 10 level-2 Blink electric car charging stations at the Rose Quarter. ...

Help trees take root this week

Portland Tribune - Sustainable - Mon, 04/02/2012 - 22:00
In Oregon, we place a high value on the importance trees play in our quality of life, providing habitat for wildlife, products that we all use, and clean air and water. For that reason, Oregonians celebrate an entire Arbor Week - the first full week of April. With springtime and Arbor Week now ...

Passive House movement expands into office sector

Portland Tribune - Sustainable - Sun, 04/01/2012 - 22:00
The Passive House movement, which is pioneering new building techniques to create super-energy-efficient homes, is expanding into commercial buildings. Portland builder Hammer & Hand and designer Scott/Edwards Architecture will retrofit a 1,400-square-foot office space to Passive House ...

Scientist talks about Willamette River Superfund site

Portland Tribune - Sustainable - Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:51
Want to learn more about Portland’s biggest toxic waste site? Environmental scientist Dr. Peter deFur will help demystify the Portland Harbor Superfund site, explaining what pollutants are present and how they can affect us, at the Willamette Riverkeeper’s 1st Science Pub night. It ...

Biologists honored for reintroducing bull trout into Clackamas River

Portland Tribune - Sustainable - Wed, 03/21/2012 - 07:57
Five Oregon public employees for natural resources agencies won the 2011 Recovery Champion award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for their work in bull trout restoration in the Clackamas River. The mult-agency team of biologists reintroduced bull trout last summer after a nearly 50-year ...

Clean Energy Works Oregon sweetens the deal

Portland Tribune - Sustainable - Tue, 03/20/2012 - 08:46
Want help making your home more energy-efficient and comfortable? To sweeten an already good deal for homeowners, Clean Energy Works Oregon tacked on an extra $500 rebate, through April 30, for homeowners in the Portland area who take advantage of the program. Clean Energy Works helps homeowners ...

Full day expo planned to protect and promote Sandy River

Portland Tribune - Sustainable - Mon, 03/19/2012 - 09:10
The Sandy River Basin Watershed Council hosts a second-annual Sandy River Restoration Expo, an all-day event that includes an optional float down the river. The event is largely geared to property owners along the river but is open to all, especially those who use the river for recreation ...

One-stop shopping now may include electric vehicle recharging

Portland Tribune - Sustainable - Fri, 03/16/2012 - 07:08
Electric vehicle charging stations will be added to nine more Fred Meyer stores, most of them along the I-5 corridor, by this summer. ECOtality will install two charging stations each at Fred Meyer stores in Oregon City, Gateway, Tualatin, Tigard, Sunset, East Salem, Sandy, Mill Plain and Salmon ...
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