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  • Report: President Obama Likely to Reject Keystone XL Pipeline favicon Inhabitat (Today) - Rolling Stone is reporting that President Obama will likely reject the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline that has become a symbol of the bitter partisan divide in Washington and the battle between environmental activists and the fossil fuel industry. The news could signal a major...
  • Bycatch: Wasted Fish and Marine Life in Northeast and Atlantic Fisheries favicon Sustainablog (Today) - The waters of the Northeast United States have helped nurture this country since the first settlers arrived hundreds of years ago. Some of the most historic and successful commercial American fisheries ply these waters in search of cod, flounder and haddock. But in their...
  • Ten Times More Solar Power Coming to New York With Expansion of State Program favicon NRDC (Today) - NEW YORK (April 24, 2014) — The Cuomo administration today took the final step in approving a major expansion of the state’s NY-Sun Initiative—a program that is successfully boosting solar power across the state—extending it through 2023 and supporting a tenfold increase in the clean...
  • Clearing the air: The facts of Fiber-Fab favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - ItÂ’s not every day that a report by a federal government organization raises eyebrows on the Gervais City Council, but that happened earlier this month, following the publication of the annual Toxic Release Inventory by the Environmental Protection Agency. The annual report by the EPA...
  • BBC TV crew tapes interviews in Boring favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Reporter explores connection between Boring and Dull BBC reporter Glenn Campbell had never been to the Pacific Northwest before last week, but now he wants to come back and bring his family on vacation. Campbell, whoÂ’s been with the BBC since 2001, has made several...
  • Rockwood community garden brings neighbors together favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Plots still available, including raised beds for handicapped gardeners Rockwood is both the poorest and most culturally rich neighborhood in Gresham. For those reasons, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and partners are working on a project that helps people in Rockwood learn to grow their own...
  • Gresham residents asked to OK tax measure favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Public safety levy would replace monthly fee Eighteen months ago, when the city of Gresham imposed a flat monthly fee to help fund police, fire and parks departments, the main thing city leaders heard from residents was that they wanted a proposal to vote on...
  • Winterhawks rush to 5-1 victory favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Kelowna starts well, but Portland finishes strong to take 3-1 lead in WHL West finals The Portland Winterhawks have lost three games since Jan. 11. Kelowna needs to beat the Hawks three consecutive times to win the Western Hockey League Western Conference championship. Things look...
  • Darren Aronofsky: We Nearly Abandoned "Noah" Because of Racial Issues favicon Mother Jones (Today) - The release of Darren Aronofsky's film epic Noah last month left many pop-culture writers wondering: Why was the cast—the film's representation of humanity before the great flood—so white? Ari Handel, who cowrote Noah with Aronofsky, drew critical responses a few weeks ago when he...
  • This Town Was Almost Swallowed by a Coal Mine favicon Mother Jones (Today) - Holzweiler, Germany, just escaped impending death. A tidy village of stone houses clustered around an aging cathedral, it's only 40 minutes up the Autobahn from the modernist bustle of Cologne, the country's fourth-largest city. The drive winds past farms spiked with towering wind turbines,...
  • Turning fashion InsideOut favicon Greenpeace (Today) - On the anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, one of the worst industrial accidents in recent history, a global collective of celebrities, designers, fashionistas, academics and NGOs are today joining forces to call for radical change to the way our clothes are made.The first ever...
  • Why American Apples Just Got Banned in Europe favicon Mother Jones (Today) - Back in 2008, European Food Safety Authority began pressing the chemical industry to provide safety information on a substance called diphenylamine, or DPA. Widely applied to apples after harvest, DPA prevents "storage scald"—brown spots that "becomes a concern when fruit is stored for several...
  • Aldridge gives Blazers, son plenty to celebrate favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - HOUSTON — A lot of folks appreciated LaMarcus Aldridge's virtuoso performance Wednesday night at the Toyota Center, but perhaps nobody more so than his oldest son, Jaylen. Jaylen had a couple of pretty big items to celebrate: His fifth birthday, and the Trail Blazers'...
  • 2014 Highlander XLE V6 AWD: Better in every way favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - The totally redesigned 2014 Toyota Highlander shows how far crossover sport utility vehicles have come in the past decade. With three rows of seats, it can carry as many people as the largest of the earlier truck-based SUVs. But with car-like unibody construction, it rides...
  • Stash Tea leaves SFI in green controversy favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Portland-based Stash Tea is the most recent company to reject the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), an Oregon nonprofit, from its label, joining 25 brands including AT&T and Allstate. “ForestEthics congratulates Stash Tea for recognizing that the misleading SFI label is not good for forests, or...
  • Barnes student walking proud favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Fourth-grader channels his spirit to raise awareness, funding for children with autism From a young age, Dominick Johnsen seemed different. He was unable to make eye contact. Loud noises visibly irritated him. Whenever he was in an unstructured or potentially uncomfortable environment, Dominick was palpably...
  • Less parking, tastes great favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - PSU, nonprofit hope to turn parking spots into public-use areas The block of food carts at Southwest Fourth Avenue, near Portland State University, is swarmed each day at noon. Hungry students, staff and nearby office workers line up for everything from Thai to Turkish, soup...
  • Shoni time! favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Atlanta Dream coach sees a lot of Magic in former Franklin guard Soon after the Atlanta Dream selected Shoni Schimmel with the No. 8 overall pick in the WNBA draft, coach Michael Cooper had a conversation with his new guard. “This is where youÂ’re going...
  • Bits & Pieces: Radio's long reach favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - All Classical Portland radio (KQAC, 89.9 FM) has opened a second station on the Oregon coast. KQMI Manzanita (88.9 FM) launched last weekend and joins KQOC Gleneden Beach (88.1 FM) in broadcasting jazz on the coast. All Classical Portland has re-located to the Hampton Opera...
  • Bread & Brew: Chow down to fight hunger favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Every year, I recommend Taste of the Nation as one of your best opportunities to get an overview of PortlandÂ’s dining scene — and stuff yourself dizzy in the process. Many of PortlandÂ’s best restaurants participate in this smorgasbord of elegant little bites, which is...
  • Rape: Puzzling out declining convictions favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Neutral advocates could help ease victims' concerns Sgt. Pete Mahuna knows that time is definitely not on his side. Mahuna heads the Portland Police BureauÂ’s sex crime unit, which means he sits on the hot seat when people start asking why the cityÂ’s solve rate...
  • Policy on court no-shows clarified favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Reinstated county ordinance targets repeat offenders Multnomah CountyÂ’s attempt to produce a consequence for offenders who fail to show up for repeated community court dates took a turn Thursday when the Multnomah County District Attorney spelled out in detail how police will use controversial Interfering...
  • Sources Say: Cash washes in to buck, back water measure favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Money is beginning to pour into the campaign to defeat the proposed Portland Public Water District on the May 20 primary election ballot. The Stop the Bull Run Takeover political action committee now reports raising more than $151,000 in cash and in-kind contributions against Measure...
  • Mark & Dave: Drunk, peeing in reservoir? Blame songs favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - A 19-year-old man — and we use that term loosely — was cited for urinating in a Mount Tabor reservoir. So the Portland Water Bureau drained about 38 million gallons of water as a precaution. Funny, the Water Bureau is worried about a little pee...
  • Lights, camera, fashion favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Local designers hope to strike a fashionable pose on Rose City runway Portland Fashion Week, one of the longest-running fashion weeks in the country, celebrates its 11th year at Veterans Memorial Coliseum with shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, April 25 to 27, all featuring...
  • Team spirit gets a seat at City Hall favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Portland Mayor Charlie Hales showed off his team spirit during Wednesday morning's City Council meeting. Hales was preparing for Wednesday night's NBA playoff game between the Trail Blazers and the Houston Rockets. Portland won the game 112-105, taking a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series....
  • Lilly Ledbetter: Equal pay is a 'family issue' favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - When Lilly Ledbetter takes the stage in Portland Thursday and Friday, her message will be simple: equal pay isnÂ’t just an issue for todayÂ’s working women, itÂ’s an issue that will affect their earning power in the future. “It follows women all their lives,” Ledbetter...
  • Colourful Reef Resident Faces Challenges favicon AboutMyPlanet (Yesterday) - Despite their popularity with divers and snorkellers, some colourful reef inhabitants are facing threats. The Chevron butterflyfish, Chaetodon trifascialis, is found in many tropical areas. Due to this species’ widespread distribution, it would be the last candidate for population depletion. But there is more to...
  • The IPCC’s Climate Solutions Report favicon BCSEA (Yesterday) - Subtitle:  The high-speed mitigation train will leave very soon Don't promote No Climate change—two simple words that are so innocuous, yet when combined are so dangerous that they might yet be carved on civilization’s gravestone: Human Civilization. Much loved. Died from a sudden attack...
  • Darren Aronofsky: We Nearly Abandoned "Noah" Because of Concerns About Diversity favicon Mother Jones (Yesterday) - The release of Darren Aronofsky's film epic Noah last month left many pop-culture writers wondering: Why was the cast—the film's representation of humanity before the great flood—so white? Ari Handel, who cowrote Noah with Aronofsky, drew critical responses a few weeks ago when he...

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