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News Release | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Are Oregon beaches safe for swimming?

With summer in full swing, water pollution can close Oregon beaches or put swimmers' health at risk. Last year, bacteria levels at 18 Oregon beaches indicated that water was potentially unsafe for swimming there on least one day, according to the new report Safe for Swimming? by Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center.  

News Release | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

New study: Portland ranks among nation’s solar leaders

Portland ranked 21st for solar energy capacity among the nation’s leaders. The results come from the seventh edition of Shining Cities: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy, a new report released today by Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center. It is the most comprehensive survey available of installed solar capacity in major U.S. cities.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Environment Oregon releases parent resource: 50 environmental activities kids can do at home

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, Environment Oregon has released a list of “Fifty environmental activities kids can do at home” as a resource for families across the state. With Oregon schools physically closed for the school year, for social distancing purposes during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this set of activities aims to provide a broad array of easy-to-do endeavors for Earth Day and beyond. 

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

102 groups urge EPA to rein in meat and poultry processing plant pollution

Environment America Research & Policy Center is submitting comments on behalf of 102 organizations today, urging the Environmental Protection Agency to dramatically reduce the massive levels of pollution dumped by agribusiness facilities into America’s waterways. The comments are in response to the agency’s decision not to update permit standards for meat and poultry plants -- despite the Clean Water Act’s requirement to do so.

News Release | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

New study: Oregon is facing serious recycling challenges

Oregon is moving backwards, both when it comes to its recycling rate and waste reduction efforts, according to a new study from Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center. The second annual State of Recycling in Oregon highlights structural challenges, the rise of plastic, the effects of failing to recycle, plastic-to-fuel efforts, and trends in the state’s recycling data.

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