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  • The lesson of earthquake and tsunami: Never forget

    The lesson of earthquake and tsunami: Never forget

    Both Japan and the United States have grown complacent about the dangers of earthquakes and tsunamis.

  • Market cooling

    California and the West decide to tackle global warming through the market – by buying and selling carbon

  • Portland and Seattle steal all the rain

    The writer in Portland yearns for a dry spell

  • Putting green Portland on the map

    The Portland Green Map lists 800 resources and points of interests to guide Portland residents and visitors who lean green

  • Oak killer on the loose

    Sudden oak death, a disease which has killed thousands of native oak trees in Northern California, has appeared in southern Oregon.

  • How green is this growth?

    Local critics are working to stop a much-touted "model" development planned for the Ahmanson Ranch on the edge of Southern California's Santa Monica Mountains.

  • Park photo contest comes with corporate baggage

    Watchdog groups are worried that a Park Service photo contest, organized and sponsored by Kodak, sets a bad precedent of corporate entanglement with national parks.

  • A slow comeback for Mexican wolves

    Reintroduced Mexican gray wolves are continuing to die along the Arizona-New Mexico border, and environmentalists blame ranchers for the latest deaths.

  • Straw bales relieve housing crunch

    The Red Feather Development Group works to bring to Indian reservations low-cost, efficient housing, using straw-bale construction.

  • Of raptors, rats and roadkill

    "Raptor Room News: A Non-Scientific Journal of Goings-On" is the voice of the Northern Rockies Raptor Center, which has been nursing injured birds back to health for 12 years.

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