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  • 24 Mind-Blowing Facts About Marijuana Production in America favicon Mother Jones (Today) - You thought your pot came from environmentally conscious hippies? Think again. The way marijuana is grown in America, it turns out, is anything but sustainable and organic. Check out these mind-blowing stats, and while you're at it, read Josh Harkinson's feature story, "The Landscape-Scarring,...
  • Friday's top 10 favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - From Winterhawks to preps to colleges to Mariners -- what went right, what went wrong 1. Winterhawks falter. Can they recover? Portland is down 1-0 to Kelowna in their best-of-seven WHL West final, after falling 5-4 Friday at Kelowna. The Hawks led 3-0 after one...
  • Thunder nearly capture first win favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Defense, new QB Rowley shine in 38-32 home loss to San Jose After Friday night's 38-32 loss to the San Jose SaberCats, Portland Thunder coach Matthew Sauk was livid. He wasnÂ’t mad at his Arena Football League expansion team or because his players remained winless...
  • Environmental Ethics favicon AboutMyPlanet (Today) - As a society we strive for progress, and we have come to view progress as a state of productivity and consumerism. Along this road of mass consumption and industrialization, we have negatively affected the environment; in the U.S. alone, 24 acres per person is consumed...
  • Cutting Energy Up to 45% – New Wal-Mart Supercenter favicon AboutMyPlanet (Yesterday) - Making huge steps towards being energy efficient is Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Walmart has opened their a new Las Vegas Supercenter. At this store, the latest cooling technology has been implemented with the aim of cutting down the overall use of energy by up to 45%,...
  • BLAZERS: Who needs sleep? Not Wesley Matthews favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - The Trail Blazers are back in the NBA playoffs for the first time in two years. And, with Game 1 in Houston on Sunday, Portland guard Wesley Matthews is getting even less sleep than usual. “I already didnÂ’t sleep,” Matthews said Friday afternoon, after a...
  • NBA's best might surprise you favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Time for the Portland Tribune's annual NBA post-regular season awards, presented by a number of sponsors who wish to remain anonymous so as not to be publicly identified as endorsing my picks. To wit: MVP I'm listing only two names: Kevin Durant and LeBron James....
  • Portland police seek missing man favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Portland police are asking the public's help to find a missing man. Police say Matthew David Todd was last seen at 3:54 p.m. on April 17 in the area of St. Johns Park. They characterize him as endangered person. Todd is a 31 year-old male...
  • Gang shootings prompt additional police patrols favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Portland police will be adding patrols this weekend because of a recent rash of suspected gang-related shootings. The police released the following statement Friday afternoon: The Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force will be conducting extra patrols this weekend in response...
  • State Department Takes Prudent Action on Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline favicon NRDC (Yesterday) - WASHINGTON (April 18, 2014) – The State Department announced today it will extend its decision-making period on the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. ...
  • Portland-area animal shelters acquire vital disaster response equipment favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - The next time tragedy strikes, animal rescuers across the Portland area will be ready. Animal rescuers from across the region have pooled resources to purchase four large animal transport trailers for use in emergency response situations. The acquisition came in response to the  recent earthquakes...
  • Detectives seek help in locating endangered runaway favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Washington County sheriff's detectives are asking for the public's help in locating Steven Zellmer, a 16-year-old from Beaverton. Officials believe he has repeatedly engaged in dangerous self-destructive behavior when he previously ran away from home. His family issued a statement on Friday morning. "Please help...
  • Portland area animal shelters acquire vital disaster response equipment favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - The next time tragedy strikes, animal rescuers acorss the Portland area will be ready. Animal rescuers from across the region have pooled resources to purchase four large animal transport trailers for use in emergency response situations. Covey, who represents the Animal Multi-Agency Coordination Group at...
  • Mark & Dave: After poop stings, we can sell air to China favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Neighbors, students and staff have had enough. So, with fair warning, Multnomah County Animal Services announced they will conduct poop stings at Beach School, da Vinci Arts Middle School, and Duniway Elementary because certain dog owners are not picking up after FidoÂ’s business. ThatÂ’s a...
  • Suspects named in officer-involved shooting favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Police have identified the suspect accused of wounding an officer and killing his K-9 partner in Southwest Portland early Tuesday. The suspect is Alan Ropp, 20. He is expected to be charged with a variety of crimes, including attempted aggravated murder. Two other men were...
  • Police: Shooting suspects on crime spree favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Police say the three suspects arrested in Wednesday's officer-involved shooting were involved in a crime spree over the past several weeks that included robbery and burglary. Investigators believe the suspects' white Chevy Suburban may have been used in the commission of those crimes. It crashed...
  • Latin Nations to Receive Climate Change Help favicon AboutMyPlanet (Yesterday) - As the effects of climate change become ever more prominent, it is also clear that many of the world’s poorer countries will be the ones to suffer the most, despite having contributed the least to CO2 emissions. In February, however, the World Bank and the...
  • Jared Diamond: We Could Be Living in a New Stone Age by 2114 favicon Mother Jones (Yesterday) - Jared Diamond didn't start out as the globe-romping author of massive, bestselling books about the precarious state of our civilization. Rather, after a Cambridge training in physiology, he at first embarked on a career in medical research. By the mid-1980s, he had become recognized...
  • SPECIAL EVENT: "Noah" Director Darren Aronofsky Discusses Faith and the Environment favicon Mother Jones (Yesterday) - There has been no lack of conservative Christian criticism aimed at Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky's blockbuster film, Noah, a work suffused with environmental themes. "I expected to be irritated by the movie—but I found myself grieved," wrote Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist...
  • Upcycle in your neighborhood at the 6th annual swap favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Recycling can be complex and time-consuming, and sometimes itÂ’s tempting to just throw used items away. DonÂ’t! To simplify reuse, the North Portland neighborhoods of St. Johns and Cathedral Park are hosting their 6th annual Trash to Treasure event on April 26. Join here. This...
  • 2014 Lexus IS F: Last call for a true sleeper favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Through a quirk the production schedule at Lexus, you have a last chance to buy one of the true sleeper performance cars on the market today — the 2014 Lexus IS F. Lexus completely redesigned the compact IS sedan on which the F model is...
  • Reflective Ability Of Arctic Decreasing With Warming favicon AboutMyPlanet (Yesterday) - The Arctic environment is warming more quickly than any other location on Earth. Sea ice in the region is expected to disappear altogether in the summer months by the end of the century. However, a new study has found a flaw in current climate projections...
  • PCC, school partners get $445,000 from state for dual-credit program favicon Portland Tribune (2 days ago) - Consortium will expand class offerings in districts and add services that prepare students for college The Oregon Education Investment Board and the Oregon Department of Education announced that Portland Community College has been awarded a $445,000 grant for its Oregon Metro Connects All Students to...
  • Police name officer-involved shooting suspect, provide more details favicon Portland Tribune (2 days ago) - Police have identified the suspect accused of wounding an officer and killing his K-9 partner in Southwest Portland early Tuesday. The suspect is Alan Ropp, 20. He is expected to be charged with a variety of crimes, including attempted aggravated murder. Two other men were...
  • Jus’ keep on drillin’ that ol’ LNG hole… favicon BCSEA (2 days ago) - Subtitle:  A sad bluegrass song yet to be written, with a lesson yet to be learned Don't promote No  At the Energy Council of Canada's Vancouver April 14 breakfast Roundtable titled Powering British Columbia’s Natural Gas Facilities: Opportunities, Implications, Issues I once again felt...
  • Open Source Seeds: Some Middle Ground in the GMO Debate? favicon Sustainablog (2 days ago) - University of Wisconsin scientists sort open source seeds After a life-and-death experience several years ago, I made a commitment to myself: no more posts on genetic modification! It’s such a charged topic, and I just don’t need the stress… I’m going to break that...
  • Spring-run Salmon Release Marks Progress in Restoring San Joaquin River favicon NRDC (2 days ago) - SAN FRANCISCO, CA (April 17, 2014) – Today, for the first time in over 60 years, spring run Chinook salmon returned to the San Joaquin River when the San Joaquin River Restoration Program released 54,000 juvenile into California’s second largest river. The salmon release is...
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  • Three wounded in suspected gang shooting favicon Portland Tribune (2 days ago) - Three people were wounded in a suspected gang-related shooting in Northeast Portland on Wednesday evening. Two of the victims were hospitalized and the third was treated at the scene. Their names and conditions were not immediately released. According to police, at 9:24 p.m. on April...
  • Welcome to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch favicon AboutMyPlanet (2 days ago) - Or call it the ‘Plastic Soup’. It is not a tourist’s paradise and is probably not on anyone’s itinerary yet. You might not even have heard about it. But here it is – The world’s largest dumping ground. It is also ‘infamously’ known as the...

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