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Health officials order Paramount metal plants to stop emissions or suspend operations

Published: 
Mon, 12/05/2016 (All day)

In a rare intervention, county health officials Thursday ordered two Paramount metal-processing plants to stop emissions of hexavalent chromium or shut down operations contributing to high levels of the cancer-causing air pollutant.

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Oregon Finds Switching From Coal to Renewable Energy Is a Bargain

Published: 
Mon, 12/05/2016 (All day)

Oregon may have a reputation for rainy weather, but the outlook for the renewable energy there is definitely sunny.

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EPA moves fast on mpg regs as inauguration draws near

Published: 
Mon, 12/05/2016 (All day)

Despite protests from the auto industry, the Environmental Protection Agency wants to keep strict gas mileage targets in place and is trying to fast-track those standards before President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January.

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The Tide Is Turning for a New Source of Green Energy

Published: 
Wed, 11/30/2016 (All day)

Two turbines installed off Scotland’s coast aren’t harnessing the country’s winds to generate power. Instead, these blades are spinning underwater, using an even more predictable renewable power source in the region—tides.

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Indoor Farm Boxes Promise Little Work and Lots of Fresh Produce

Published: 
Mon, 11/28/2016 (All day)

For many city-dwelling apartment renters, securing a home with a sprig of green space is a tall order, let alone a place that gets enough sunshine or rain to cultivate a fresh vegetable garden.