Natural resources

Natural resources
Pulverizing the plastic problem
December 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

1211_PlasticProblemThe way it works now, about 16 million pounds of plastic soda and water bottles redeemed each year through Oregon’s beverage container deposit program are baled and sold as scrap, often to foreign companies. Millions more plastic bottles never get redeemed and are instead recycled curbside. They, too, usually end up as exported scrap.

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Conflict in the wind
December 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

1211_Wind_02Large swaths of Oregon’s public land are being leased for wind exploration, leaving wildlife at risk and raising serious questions about how energy projects should be developed.

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Outside the box
November 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

1111_OutsideTheBox_02It takes a village to raise a business. That’s the attitude adopted by GO Box, a startup that aims to reduce waste generated by disposable food cart containers. The company, which launched this past summer, relies on a volunteer network of local shops and restaurants to help distribute its reusable food cart containers.

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Oregon economic indicators as of July 2011
October 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
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Oregon economic indicators as of June 2011
September 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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