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Plastic bag bans: a dozen cities and counting | John Ammondson

As concern about the impacts of plastic on our environment has continued to mount, city level bans on single-use plastic grocery bags have been sweeping across Oregon.

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News Release | Environment Oregon

America’s top scientists say climate change’s impact is getting worse

The just-released 2018 update to the National Climate Assessment, “NCA4 Vol. II,” offers more proof that we as a nation need to develop strategies right away to mitigate the effects of climate change, or face increasingly dire consequences. 

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Report | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

The State of Recycling in Oregon

Since 2014, Oregon’s recycling rate has steadily declined, from 41 percent to 37 percent. Although Oregon’s recycling rate remains above the national average of 34.7 percent, the results are well below the state’s goal of achieving 52 percent by 2020 and 55 percent by 2025. Note that every single major county has failed to improve their reduction of waste since 2012. This downward trend will likely continue without serious investment and programmatic change.

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Salem puts wildlife over waste with potential plastic bag ban

Salem stores will soon be free of the plastic bags that pollute our oceans and threaten wildlife...

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Mayors for solar showcases how cities plan to reach renewable goals

Twenty-eight mayors and city staff logged on to discuss how their cities can harness more of the sun's power...

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