Within the last year, many startling reports have outlined the impacts of climate change on Oregon, the United States and the world. Today, Environment Oregon is launching, “This is Climate Change,” an online project to share the real-life stories of Oregonians who are already experiencing those impacts.
The problem of plastic in the world’s ocean and its detrimental impact on marine wildlife has gained more attention in recent years. For the director of a local environmental non-profit, Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center, this provides a big opportunity to get people to connect the dots between the problem of plastic pollution and their own consumer habits. So, she decided to write a children’s book about it.
TriMet is one step closer to transitioning away from diesel buses to a zero-emission fleet after a key vote on Wednesday morning. The TriMet Board of Directors voted to approve the “TriMet Non-Diesel Bus Plan,” which commits the agency to purchasing 80 electric buses over the next five years and puts in place a plan to transition to a zero-emission fleet and no longer have diesel buses on the road by 2040.
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