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SUBMITTED PHOTOS - The movie 'Finding Fontinalis' includes a shot of fisherman Bryan Gregson holding a brook trout.
April 20, 2017

Celebrate Earth Day in Milwaukie

by Ellen Spitaleri
Environmental film series begins again Saturday at Milwaukie High School
TRIBUNE PHOTOS: JONATHAN HOUSE - Heidi Cain gets ready to plant flowers at Caravan, the Tiny House Hotel on Northeast Alberta Street, one of the first places in a U.S. city where tiny houses were legal for habitation.
April 20, 2017

PICTURE TINY HOUSES IN BIG NUMBERS

by Steve Law
Legalizing them could spur more affordable housing,ease gentrification and displacement
April 20, 2017

Scenic bike ride through the gorge

by Steve Law
Pedal through some of the best section of the highway and off road area overlooking the Columbia River
April 20, 2017

Earth Day in Clackamas County

by Ellen Spitaleri
A variety of local events starting Thursday to honor the annual holiday in the area
EO MEDIA GROUP - Cows are milked at Threemile Canyon Farms near Boardman, Ore., in this file photo. The dairy helped forestall a bill that would impose regulations on air emissions from dairy farms across the state.
April 18, 2017

Bill to regulate air emissions from mega-dairies dies in Legislature

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
Other environmentals bills restricting aerial pesticide spraying and banning neonicotinoid pesticides also killed
EO MEDIA GROUP - Sam Sweeney, a farmer near Dayton, Ore., doesn't oppose solar technology but worries about losing prime farmland in Oregon's Willamette Valley to solar projects. A bill that would require solar developers to consider alternative sites before building on high-value farmland has died in the House Agriculture Committee.
April 18, 2017

Bill proposing solar restrictions on farmland dies

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
Legislature may need another session, work group, to address conflict between solar energy, prime farmland
April 18, 2017

Celebrate Earth Day 2017

by Pamplin Media Group
Annual day comes as EPA faces huge cuts and feds are ditching climate change work
April 10, 2017

Mayor, county chair pledge that Portland and Multnomah County won't rely on fossil fuels by…

by Steve Law
Ted Wheeler, Deborah Kafoury, say the community must get to 100 percent renewables
COURTESY PHOTO  - Tree planting at a prior Earth Day.
April 12, 2017

Vancouver does Earth Day

by Steve Law
Clark Public Utility's StreamTeam hosts events at Salmon Creek Greenway
April 12, 2017

Work party volunteers sought for Camassia Natural Area

by Steve Law
Nature Conservancy property near West Linn known for its diverse flowers, wetlands
Apr 10, 2017

Earth Day at the Oregon Garden

by Steve Law
Silverton-area facility hosts its 18th-annual event featuring educational activities, entertainment and food amid the lush landscaping
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO  - Forests outside of Portland are much cooler than built-up urban and suburban areas, which suffer from the urban heat island effect.
Apr 10, 2017

Why is Portland hotter than the surrounding area, and how does…

by Steve Law
Forum in the Let's Talk Climate series will address the urban heat island effect
Apr 07, 2017

Honor the planet for Earth Day

by Steve Law
Center for Earth Leadership and others celebrate with musical performances, singing, poetry, food and conversation
COURTESY OF OPAL - Portlanders will assemble at Dawson Park April 29 as part of national movement against climate change.
Apr 06, 2017

Portlanders to rally locally April 29 to promote action against…

by Steve Law
The Portland People's Climate March will be held in conjunction with National People's Climate Movement activities in Washington D.C.
TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - Solar panels are installed atop a Portland fire station.
Apr 06, 2017

Portland among top U.S. cities for solar power

by Steve Law
Others topping the city tend to be in sunnier climes with higher electricity prices
COURTESY SOLVE - A family scours the beach for litter during a past SOLVE cleanup on the Oregon Coast.
Apr 05, 2017

SOLVE IT events around the state for Earth Day

by Steve Law
Annual cleanup scheduled for April 22 at a natural area or park near you
Apr 05, 2017

Documentary tracks campaign of climate change deniers

by Steve Law
'Merchants of Doubt,' about the disinformation effort to counter scientific reality, will be shown at downtown Portland law firm
Apr 05, 2017

Vanishing corals and the rural way of life

by Steve Law
Two documentaries presented by EcoFilm Festival to commemorate Earth Day
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JO OSTGARDEN - Cows get fed at an Oregon dairy.
Apr 04, 2017

Environmentalists seek clean-air rules for mega-dairies

by Jo Ostgarden
Rise of factory farms in Oregon spurs bill to protect air, water
COURTESY: OCEANA  - Soft coral and other underwater life off the Oregon coast, captured during a 2013 scientific expedition aboard the research vessel Miss Linda.
Apr 04, 2017

Battle resumes over life on ocean floor

by Anthony Roberts
Environmentalists split in debate over future of Pacific trawl fisheries