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Source: Miami Herald

Portland :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-02-22 16:53:24 -0800 | green-news

A Seattle company is being given the green light to develop plans to build the West Coast's first offshore wind energy farm five floating turbines off Oregon's Coos Bay, federal and state officials said Wednesday. The 30-megawatt pilot project was...
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Source: The Boston Globe

Portland :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-03-23 08:04:40 -0700 | green-news

Sen. Maine Angus King says his military excursion to the Arctic underscores the need for the United States to take immediate action against global climate change. King arrived in the Arctic on Saturday night to meet with Navy officials about...
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Source: Associated Press

Astoria :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-02-26 13:20:03 -0800 | green-news

Coast Guard says a 739-foot cargo ship anchored at Astoria ran aground in the Columbia River when the crew tried to change positions in the river without authorization from the bar pilot guiding it. The Coast Guard said the Panamanian-flagged...
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Source: The Boston Globe

Portland :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-04-10 03:04:20 -0700 | green-news

Maine (AP) The Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, Mass. Says it has removed approximately ten tons of fishing gear and other debris from the ocean floor during its second Outer Cape Derelict Gear Assessment and Retrieval Program.'' Four commercial...
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Source: The Boston Globe

Portland :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-04-08 02:45:58 -0700 | green-news

Maine (AP) State officials and experts on alternative heating sources are meeting in the Maine city of Portland...Sen. Angus King of Maine is scheduled to join tradespeople and energy department officials from at least two other states at the Northeast...
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Source: The Idaho Statesman

Grants Pass :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-04-03 16:57:01 -0700 | green-news

Six major producers of herbicides and genetically modified crops are shoveling $380,000 into the campaign to defeat measures to prohibit genetically modified crops in southwestern Oregon. Plant Science, Dow AgroSciences, DuPont Pioneer, Monsanto Company and Syngenta Crop Protection.
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Source: Associated Press

Grants Pass :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-01-28 16:13:36 -0800 | green-news

Scientists and conservation groups are worried the crash in West Coast sardines that has triggered deep cutbacks in commercial fishing is also starving brown pelicans that feed off California, Oregon and Washington. Federal budget cuts have left scientists unable to...
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Source: Miami Herald

Eugene :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-03-28 11:52:21 -0700 | green-news

The county that's home to the University of Oregon is a front-runner in recycling old computers and other electronic devices. Despite housing less than 10 percent of the state's population, Lane County accounted for nearly 4 million of the 27.7...
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Source: Boston.com

Portland :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-03-17 14:27:25 -0700 | green-news

Maine (AP) Officials with an American Indian tribe in Maine are resisting an initiative to impose the same restrictions on all elver fishermen, saying a cap on individual catches would force them to abandon tradition by limiting who has access...
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Source: Boston.com

Portland :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-03-27 03:22:35 -0700 | green-news

Maine (AP) Utilities regulators have concluded that Central Maine Power Co.'s wireless electric meters pose no health threat. The Maine Public Utilities Commission's report studying the health issues surrounding so-called smart meters was posted on the agency's website this week....
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Source: Kansas City Star

Portland :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-03-25 10:02:03 -0700 | green-news

Maine (AP) More News A 300-mile power cable line would be buried on land and run underwater from Maine to Boston in a proposal to tap Canada's hydropower for power-hungry southern New England. New England governors say they need up...
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Source: Mail Tribune

Medford :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-03-23 02:24:53 -0700 | green-news

MailTribune.com The Medford airport will unveil a sundial-inspired sculpture to recognize Pacific Power customers for their Blue Sky funding, which helped pay for the installation of solar panels at the airport. The unveiling of the piece on the traffic island...
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Source: KQED

Portland :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-04-09 11:55:34 -0700 | green-news

Next Generation Science Standards Performance Expectation: Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems. HS-ESS3-4 Disciplinary Core Idea: The sustainability of human societies and the biodiversity that supports them requires responsible...
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Source: The Idaho Statesman

Portland :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-03-11 07:13:25 -0700 | green-news

Maine Utility Central Maine Power Co. wants customers who generate some of their own electricity from renewable sources to pay higher monthly service charges, an idea being resisted by renewable energy advocates. CMP says its plan would help cover the...
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Source: The Birmingham News

Wilsonville :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-04-16 08:55:54 -0700 | green-news

The Shelby County Emergency Management Agency has identified 79 homes and businesses with structural damage caused by the flooding that occurred April 7. "There were basically about four areas of the county that we actually went and surveyed," Emergency Management...
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