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Report: More of western Oregon is forested today than a century ago

(via www.oregonlive.com)

There is more wood in western Oregon's forests than there was 100 years ago, a new report says. (PDF) The study from the Oregon Forest Resources Institute also concludes that more acres are covered by forests than were in 1900...

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on Apr 02, 2009 at 12:21 PM

Portland maps out MAX's future

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Metro is planning for the next 30 years of mass transit.

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on Apr 02, 2009 at 08:21 AM
What Can We Learn from Oreg...

What Can We Learn from Oregon’s Mileage Tax Experiment?

(via la.streetsblog.org)

A few weeks ago, the Obama Administration had a rather embarrassing public differenceover the idea of a mileage tax to replace the gas tax. It's certainlyone of the most contentious notions out there, but most of the debate

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on Apr 02, 2009 at 08:21 AM

SCRAP needs your scraps

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Yarn: SCRAP needs it. SCRAP, the crafty nonprofit that caters to Portland's strong do-it-yourself ethic, moved earlier this year to a larger retail space at 2915 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Now, they're facing a sales spike (good news) and a...

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on Apr 02, 2009 at 06:21 AM

National Briefing | Northwest: Oregon: Spotted Owl Policy

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The Obama administration has notified a federal court that it will not defend the Bush administration’s decision to reduce protections for the northern spotted owl.

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on Apr 01, 2009 at 09:21 PM

Oregon woodland owners consider selling carbon credit to generate extra reenue from their land

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Matthew Peusch/The Oregonian Peter Hayes stands in a small woodland plot that he owns in the foothills of the Coast Range near Manning. Hayes is among Oregon forest owners considering selling carbon credits to generate extra revenue from their land....

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on Apr 01, 2009 at 08:21 PM
Oregon’s successful milea...

Oregon’s successful mileage tax experiment worked smoothly—and helped curb congestion

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A system of per-mile road usage fees can replace ourdysfunctional gasoline tax as a way of funding transportationinfrastructure.

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on Apr 01, 2009 at 05:51 PM
Canadian eco-rap and other ...

Canadian eco-rap and other youth offerings in Vancouver

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Climate activist Thomas Kineshanko’s musing on jet travel was one of several back-to-earth moments provided by the youngest speakers at the World Conference on Sport and the Environment.

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on Apr 01, 2009 at 03:21 PM

Oregon’s Successful Mileage Tax Experiment

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Adam SteinRecently I’ve been flogging the concept of a mileage tax, a system of per-mile road usage fees that over time can replace our dysfunctional gasoline...

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on Apr 01, 2009 at 02:50 PM

Oregon organizations are leaders in energy efficiency

(via www.oregonlive.com)

The Gresham-Barlow School District, Energy Trust of Oregon and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance received Energy Star awards for their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Gresham-Barlow School District is one of the largest in Oregon, with 12,000 students...

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on Apr 01, 2009 at 12:21 PM