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South Korea raises to highest alert after jump in coronavirus cases. New York aims to speed process for renewable projects.

2020Talks - February 21, 2020 


Tomorrow are the Nevada caucuses, and Nevada Democrats are hoping for them to run far more smoothly than the ones in Iowa. Candidates battle for that top spot and voting continues.

Public News Service - OR: Climate Change/Air Quality

PORTLAND, Ore. - On a new list of "Top Ten" national forests, ranked for their storage of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, six are in Oregon, with three in Washington and one in Alaska. The analysis of U.S. Forest Service data indicates the Western Oregon forests are using and storing twice as mu

PORTLAND, Ore. - The year 2009 is dotted with important milestones for the conservation community in Oregon. For starters, the state got more than 200,000 new acres of federally designated wilderness, created in March with passage of the Omnibus Wilderness Act. Matt Little, Pacific Northwest regio

PPORTLAND, Ore. - Salmon, bull trout, leatherback sea turtles and Canada lynx are the Oregon "residents" on a new list of "America's Hottest Species." They are already considered endangered and will inch closer to extinction if climate change worsens, according to the Endangered Species Coalition an

EUGENE, Ore. - Green is more than a school color at every state college and university in Oregon: The whole system has pledged to reduce its carbon footprint and energy use. In a new report from the National Wildlife Federation, college students have been dubbed "Generation E" for their commitment t

SALEM, Ore. - In bars, bingo halls and bowling centers around the state, you just never know who's watching you. The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) sent observers into more than 160 of these businesses statewide recently, to see whether they're complying with the smoke-free workplace law

PORTLAND, Ore. - From Portland to Paisley, nine Oregon towns and companies found out this week that they're getting federal money for energy projects. Seven are geothermal projects; the others are technology upgrades at two electric utilities, including almost 100,000 new, more sophisticated electri

PORTLAND, Ore. - Congress begins October with another huge priority on its plate - a new national energy policy to curb climate change and create jobs in the process. The House already passed a bill this summer, while the Senate version was introduced Wednesday. The goal of the Senate legislation is

Portland, OR - The Western Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR) have become the latest Bush administration edict to be set aside by the new administration. The forest management plan for more than 2.5 million acres was called "indefensible" and the science behind it "tainted and distorted by political press

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