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  • Is Lloyd Center too old for the old nip/tuck? favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - The Texas company who owns the Lloyd Center unveiled their plans for the mall’s latest remodel Thursday. The Lloyd Center will hark back to its mid-century modern roots, according to local architect William Bailey from Portland design firm Waterleaf. Dallas-based Cypress Equities, which bought...
  • Clean Power Plan Needs Your Testimony favicon Sustainablog (Yesterday) - Ohio students studying solar power by Teja Sathi “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” Even though this quote originated from a Dr. Seuss book, I think it accurately describes the spirit of climate...
  • Students host downtown ReUse Fair favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Its not uncommon for active Portland neighborhoods to organize events to recycle and share unloved and unwanted belongings. Now one is being organized for downtown Portland, and by students at Portland State University. On Friday, Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PSU students...
  • Highway 213 head-on collision sends two to OHSU favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - One driver was taken by LifeFlight helicopter and another was transported by ambulance to Oregon Health & Science University Hospital after a head-on collision on Highway 213 near South Macksburg Road. The driver of a Dodge Avenger was taken by Life Flight helicopter to Oregon...
  • Estimates differ on marijuana revenues favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Official projections far less than figures backed by advocates Two estimates differ sharply on how much money will be generated for Oregon coffers by voter approval Nov. 4 of a marijuana legalization ballot measure. An unofficial projection by a Portland firm, done at the request...
  • Gresham man dies in one-car accident favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - A Gresham man, Derek Allen Cranford, 25, of Gresham, died and his passenger was injured in a Saturday night single vehicle crash near Sam Barlow High School. The passenger's injuries are described as non-life threatening. Initial indications are high speed and alcohol may have been...
  • Natural Gas Is Not Going to Save the World favicon Mother Jones (Yesterday) - This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Albert Einstein is rumored to have said that one cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that led to it. Yet this is precisely what we are now trying to do with climate change policy....
  • This Huge Corporation Is Tackling Climate Change—Because It's a Threat to the Bottom Line favicon Mother Jones (Yesterday) - A few months ago, the international food manufacturing giant General Mills was branded a "clear laggard" by climate activists for not doing enough to cut its carbon footprint. Oxfam International accused the company of dragging its feet on reducing so-called "scope 3" greenhouse gas...
  • Governor Brown Extends Climate Commitment Across Border favicon NRDC (Yesterday) - SACRAMENTO (July 28, 2014) – California Governor Jerry Brown signed a climate change memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mexico's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources today. This California-Mexico accord follows a series of MOUs Governor Brown has signed with leaders from countries including China, Canada,...
  • BCSEA Summer Hours favicon BCSEA (Yesterday) - Promote to chapter block No BCSEA Staff will be working intermittently this summer. Please feel free to contact us via email and telephone as required, with the understanding that a response may not be immediate or your will be asked to contact another member...
  • GAO Report: Drinking Water at Risk from Underground Fracking Waste Injection favicon NRDC (Yesterday) - WASHINGTON (July 28, 2014) – The Environmental Protection Agency’s program to protect drinking water sources from the underground injection of fracking waste needs improvement, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. ...
  • TriMet to provide shuttles during upcoming maintenace project favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - TriMet will provide shuttle buses in a portion of the Lloyd District because maintenance and improvement project will disrupt transit service between August 11 and 15. Crews will be replacing a MAX track switch located in the intersection of Northeast 11th Avenue and Holladay Street,...
  • Green Social Media App eEcosphere Turns Sustainable Living into Shared Experience favicon Sustainablog (Yesterday) - eEcosphere App Overview from eEcosphere on Vimeo. Remember when “green social media” meant “submitting a link to Hugg?” Yeah, that was also back when we all used to say “Web 2.0″ a lot… The look of programs designed to drive environmental action has changed...
  • $100 million donation boosts OHSU Challenge drive favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - The odds of Oregon Health & Science University meeting it billion dollar match for the Knight Cancer Institute improved significantly Monday when the Institute announced a new $100 million anonymous donation. Last year Nike co-found Phil Knight announced that he would give the cancer institute...
  • Suspected arson fire damages carport, vehicles favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Five vehicles were damaged by a fire that destroyed a carport at a Beaverton apartment complex Sunday evening. According to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, evidence gathered at the scene suggests the fire was intentionally set. The investigation has been turned over to the Washington...
  • Inside the Huge Solar Farm That Powers Apple's iCloud favicon Mother Jones (Yesterday) - This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The article was reported by the Guardian's Suzanne Goldenberg, and the video was produced by Climate Desk's James West. The skies are threatening to pour...
  • Clean Air Leaders Hail EPA Public Hearings On Climate Action to Protect Health, Wildlife, And the Environment favicon NRDC (Yesterday) - WASHINGTON (July 28, 2014) — With climate change a present danger to the American people’s health, environment and the nation’s wildlife, clean air leaders today hailed the Environmental Protection Agency’s historic public hearings this week on its Clean Power Plan to curb carbon pollution from...
  • One of life's hard-to-believe moments: Drilling holes in a nuclear reactor favicon Greenpeace (Yesterday) - Switzerland's cheese is famous for its holes and now one of the country's nuclear reactors is infamous for the same reason.I don't know about you but I'm terrible at home improvements and DIY. Ask me to hang a picture on the wall and the picture...
  • The nuclear industry isn't planning for the next unthinkable catastrophe favicon Greenpeace (Yesterday) - A new report from the US National Academy of Sciences says not enough is being done to prevent worst case scenario nuclear accidents. We agree.A year after the Fukushima nuclear disaster began in March 2011…… the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz […] calculated...
  • Gil Scott-Heron's anti-nuclear song speaks to us across 40 years favicon Greenpeace (Yesterday) - There aren't many songs about nuclear power, but a very fine one by Gil Scott-Heron shows us things never change.As we've discussed many times on the Nuclear Reaction blog, one of the defining characteristics of the nuclear industry is its inability to learn lessons.By way...
  • Venice is at the heart of climate change debate favicon Greenpeace (Yesterday) - Today we are in Venice with the Rainbow Warrior. Venice – which is already fighting sea level rise – is a city which is extremely threatened by climate change. For the people who live there and the millions who visit every year, we have this...
  • House Readies to Advance Sunscreen Innovation Act favicon Enviroblog (Yesterday) - ...
  • Pacific Northwest Burns as Drought Leads to Unprecedented Wildfire Activity favicon Inhabitat (Yesterday) - Nobody is fiddling while the Pacific Northwest burns in an unprecedented and devastating ‘ring of fire.’ Roughly 1 million acres of forest is currently ablaze in 21 separate wildfires in Washington and Oregon – the most the region has seen at any one time...
  • Five vehicles damaged in carport fire favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Five vehicles were damaged by a fire that destroyed a carport at a Beaverton apartment complex Sunday evening. No one was injured in the blaze at the Canyon park Apartments off of Canyon Road and Southwest 107th Avenue. According to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue,...
  • Gil Scott-Heron’s anti-nuclear song speaks to us across 40 years favicon Greenpeace (Yesterday) - There aren’t many songs about nuclear power, but a very fine one by Gil Scott-Heron shows us things never change.As we’ve discussed many times on the Nuclear Reaction blog, one of the defining characteristics of the nuclear industry is its inability to learn lessons.By way...
  • Babies Are Getting Brain Bleeds—Are Vaccine Fears to Blame? favicon Mother Jones (Yesterday) - In May, the Tennessean reported on a truly shocking medical problem. Seven infants, aged between seven and 20 weeks old, had arrived at Vanderbilt University's Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital over the past eight months with a condition called "vitamin K deficiency bleeding," or...
  • Inside the Huge Solar Farm That Powers the iCloud favicon Mother Jones (Yesterday) - This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The article was reported by the Guardian's Suzanne Goldenberg, and the video was produced by Climate Desk's James West. The skies are threatening to pour...
  • Home demolition controversy headed to City Council favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - The City Council is expected to get an earful about the issue of existing homes being demolished for infill projects on Thursday. The Portland Historic Landmarks Commission calls the increasing number of demolitions "something of an epidemic" in its annual State of the City Preservation...
  • Search underway for missing Dundee woman favicon Portland Tribune (2 days ago) - A search effort is underway to find Jennifer Huston, 38, a mother of two who was last seen filling her Lexus SUV at the Circle K gas station at 3101 Portland Rd. in Newberg. at 6:00 p.m. Thursday. Jennifer lives with he husband Kallen and...
  • Driver dies, passenger injured in high speed crash favicon Portland Tribune (2 days ago) - The driver died and his passenger was injured in a late Saturday single vehicle crash near Sam Barlow High School. The names of the victims were not immediately released. The passenger's injures are described as non-life threatening. Initial indications are high speed and alcohol may...

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