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COURTESY SALT & STRAW  - Toasted baguette ice cream from Salt & Straw features ingredients gleaned from food waste.
May 23, 2017

Salt & Straw uses cast-off food waste to make latest batch of ice creams

by Jennifer Anderson
Ready to try Breakside Brewery's Spent Grains & Bacon S'mores, using spent grains and malts from the beer-making process and pork belly from local pigs?
TRIBUNE STAFF PHOTO  - PGE had proposed building two new natural gas plants, in part, to replace this coal plant in Boardman, slated to close in 2020.
May 12, 2017

PGE backs off its request to build two natural gas plants

by Steve Law
Utility had been pressed by environmentalists, Portland mayor, county chair, business to drop expensive projects
COURTESY GROW PORTLAND  - Lettuce is easy to grow, but if you need some pointers, a local nonprofit is offering affordable classes on how to grow organic food this summer.
May 11, 2017

Hankering to learn organic gardening?

by Steve Law
Nonprofit offers three series of classes this summer at school garden in East Portland
COURTESY PHOTO: JES BURNS/OPB EARTHFIX - Coast Range fog settles on the Elliott State Forest near Coos Bay.
May 11, 2017

Land Board rejects sale, keeps Elliott State Forest in public hands

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
Environmentalists win battle to fend off privatization of forest held in trust for Oregon schools
May 11, 2017

Green energy projects win seed funding

by Steve Law
Oregon Department of Energy provides grants to 13 renewable energy projects throughout the state
May 10, 2017

Environmental groups to benefit from sales at Hopworks

by Steve Law
Portland brewery agrees to give 1 percent of its sales volume in donations to several groups
COURTESY PHOTO  - The new anthology of student writings and art work is out.
May 10, 2017

Student readings to honor our rivers

by Steve Law
Annual anthology features stories, photographs, drawings from young people that show their appreciation for rivers
May 10, 2017

Portland scores fourth highest among big cities for energy efficiency

by Steve Law
Study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy finds city ties with Los Angeles
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO  - Johnson Creek where it passes near the Precision Castparts plant in Southeast Portland.
May 09, 2017

Support Johnson Creek's revival

by Steve Law
Watershed council holds annual celebration to raise money, awareness about improving the urban waterway
COURTESY OF PGE - The Boardman coal plant in Eastern Oregon, the single-largest source of carbon emissions in the state and a significant source of air pollution, is scheduled to close down in 2020. There's a raging debate over whether PGE should replace the coal power with more fossil fuels or renewable energy.
May 05, 2017

PGE may opt against natural gas plants to replace coal plant in Eastern Oregon

by Steve Law
The utility appears to be bowing to public pressure, and seeking alternatives to building new fossil fuel plants
May 05, 2017

Standards for 'tiny homes' advance through Legislature

by Peter Wong
House passes bill to put code into legislation, which lawmaker says is unusual; Senate consideration is next.
May 04, 2017

Forum explores how climate change will affect youth

by Steve Law
Panel to highlight lawsuit against U.S. government filed on behalf of Northwest youth.
May 04, 2017

Energy efficiency contractor wins national award for second year…

by Steve Law
GreenSavers honored by Energy Star, a program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy
May 04, 2017

Industry objects to toxic-air rules

by Paul Koberstein
Associated Oregon Industries creates group to weaken tough new rules emerging from governor's Cleaner Air Oregon project
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO  - A protective cover is placed over a tree in Hillsboro where bees died after suspected pesticide exposure.
May 03, 2017

Bee-killing pesticides won't be sold at Walmart, Beyond Toxics…

by Steve Law
Eugene group's research revealed many plants sold in garden supply stores contain neonicotinoid pesticides, which were blamed for massive bee kill in Wilsonville
COURTESY MATTRESS LOT - A Mattress Lot employee delivers bedding by bicycle.
May 02, 2017

Every bed has a story

by Jo Ostgarden
Environmentally minded Mattress Lot is certified gold by Portland's Sustainability at Work program
COURTESY OF BARK - Bark volunteers measure a 35-inch hemlock in part of Mount Hood National Forest where the timber sale is proposed.
May 02, 2017

Big timber sale proposed in Mount Hood National Forest

by Brittany Allen
Environmentalists complain about being shut out of forest service process, say it will harm spotted owl habitat
May 03, 2017

Schools lobby may sue if Elliott State Forest isn't sold

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
Oregon School Boards Association threatens legal action if forest property isn't generating money for education as required
May 02, 2017

Senate confirms three to state environmental panel

by Peter Wong
Minority Republicans complain about pending shift in regulation of toxic air pollutants from industrial sources, and how governor abruptly fired three sitting members.
KOIN 6 NEWS - Hundreds marched against the Trump Administration's climate change policies on April 29 in Portland.
May 01, 2017

Portland protesters march against climate change

by Anna Canzano/KOIN 6 News
Environmentalists take to streets to call for federal action on global warming