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Reaching for the sun
September 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012

0912 ReachingForTheSun 01Photographer Matthew Ginn documents the building of the Baldock Solar Highway Project near Wilsonville.

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The juniper solution
September 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012

0912 GamePlan HarvestingJuniperOregon’s Western Juniper gets a bad rap. Although it’s a native species, juniper forests have spread uncontrollably in the central and eastern parts of the state, threatening sage grouse habitat and sucking the water table dry.

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Log exports to China drop
Must Reads
Wednesday, August 08, 2012

China's slowing economy may benefit Oregon's lumber and plywood mills by making more timber available at reasonable prices.

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Cascade Locks mayor supports Nestlé plant
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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Cascade Locks Mayor Lance Masters announced his support for a proposed $50 million Nestlé bottling plant in the town.

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Next: plant plastic
July/August 2012
Monday, July 09, 2012

0712 NextMaking biofuels from plants requires breaking down the plant into sugars, which then ferment into ethanol. One of the challenges with that process is what to do with lignin, the tough glue that holds the plant fibers together.

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