Walden, Oregon farmers fight pesticide buffer | Print |  Email
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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

thelatestEnvironmentalists take the EPA to court over the enforcement of pesticide buffers as congressmen from the West protest the buffers altogether.

 
Innovation Program picks up momentum | Print |  Email
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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

thelatestThe new Innovation Program in Portland State’s Maseeh College of Engineering is already cooking up some interesting projects, including a novel water filtration system, a mechanism for measuring traffic on foot-bridges, and a noise cancellation mechanism for cars.

 
On the Scene: 100 Best Companies awards | Print |  Email
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Friday, March 04, 2011

sceneblogbwOn March 3, more than 800 people gathered at the Oregon Convention Center to celebrate the best workplaces in Oregon. It was the 18th 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon event put on by Oregon Business magazine.

 
You need more stress | Print |  Email
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Thursday, March 03, 2011

imo-blogThe latest brain science makes it clear: You need more stress.  The good kind, not the bad kind.

 
Lodgepole pine study raises worries for forests | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

thelatestA recent study predicting hard times ahead for lodgepole pines adds yet another worry about the future of Oregon forests.

 
Green energy advocates keep it positive | Print |  Email
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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

sceneblogbwUniversity of Portland’s Buckley Center was filled with eager students, professionals and community members last weekend for a conference titled “Transforming Our Energy Futures.” The event painted a rosy picture of progress for alternative energy initiatives across the region - in spite of both federal and state inability to pass key energy legislation.

 
Spend less because taxes will rise | Print |  Email
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Monday, February 28, 2011

imo-blogCan cutting government spending actually create jobs? And how should taxpayers adapt to the nation's huge deficit? Lake Oswego-based economist Bill Conerly takes on both questions.

 
Search is on for clean tech leaders | Print |  Email
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

thelatestA program created by a Portland investment firm seeks to spearhead the development of hot new clean tech companies by identifying proven leaders and bringing them together.

 
PDC passes the torch to Quinton | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011
thelatestPortland's urban renewal agency celebrated a changing of the guard at its meeting on Wednesday, officially appointing Patrick Quinton as its new executive director while bidding thanks and farewell to the retiring leader he replaces, Bruce Warner.
 
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