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HIGHLIGHT: In the Path of the Storm

Four out of five Americans live in areas hit by recent weather-related disasters. Check out our interactive online map showing, county-by-county, which weather-related disasters hit when.

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News Release | Environment Oregon Research &Policy Center

Despite recent progress, Oregon lags on renewable energy and clean technology

Oregon is falling behind the rest of the nation on clean energy, according to our new report. We found that solar grew by 32.5-fold in Oregon compared to nearly 40-fold nationally, and wind grew by 2.5-fold compared to a nearly 5-fold increase nationally. On a brighter note, Oregon ranked 5th for the number of registered electric vehicles on the road.

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News Release | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Trouble in the Air: Portland’s health at risk with 37 dirty air days in 2016

As the Trump administration considers weakening federal air quality and global warming emissions standards, air pollution remains a threat to public health. Our new report found that 2.4 million  people in the greater Portland area experienced 37 days of degraded air quality in 2016, increasing the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

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Report | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Trouble in the Air

People across America regularly breathe unhealthy air that increases their risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

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News Release | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Electric Buses Drive Healthier Communities

If Oregon transitioned its entire fleet of diesel transit buses to all-electric vehicles, it could significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions each year and reduce toxic air pollution that creates a public health hazard. Our new report shows that a full transition to electric buses from TriMet alone could avoid an average of 39,990 tons of climate-altering pollution each year -- the equivalent of taking 7,720 cars off the road.

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Report | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Electric Buses

Buses play a key role in in our nation’s transportation system, carrying millions of children daily to and from school and moving millions of Americans each day around our cities. With reduced operating costs and no tailpipe emissions, all-electric buses and charging stations can be a smart infrastructure investment for school districts and transit providers across the country.

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