Portland

Portland Water Contamination
6:14 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Contamination Leads Portland To Issue Water Boil Order

The city of Portland has issued a boil water notice for all Portland Water Bureau customers.
Credit Tiffany Trimborn / Flickr

The city of Portland has issued a boil water notice for all Portland Water Bureau customers.

Until further notice, all customers should boil all tap water used for drinking, food preparation, tooth brushing and ice. The water should boil for at least one minute. Ice or any beverages prepared with un-boiled tap water on or after May 20 should be discarded.

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Urban Goats
6:33 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Displaced By Development Urban Goat Herd Needs A New Home

Over the years, the presence of goats has turned a vacant lot in an industrial district into something like a community petting zoo.
Credit Kitty Baby Love/Flickr

A herd of goats is getting the boot in Portland. The goats had been living on a lot in the city's southeast neighborhood, where a developer has been using them to keep the grass down. But now an apartment building is about to go up. So the goats will have to get out. That leaves a lot of people wondering how to keep goats in the city.

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Championships in Portland
4:53 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Portland Selected To Host International Track And Field Event

International track and field organizers announced today that Portland will host the 2016 World Indoor Championships.
Credit Veidaknyge / Wikimedia Commons

International track and field organizers announced today that Portland will host the 2016 World Indoor Championships. Event organizers predict more than two thousand hotel rooms will be booked. 

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New Public Access to Waterfall
7:22 am
Fri October 11, 2013

You Can See It! Willamette Falls Open to Public For The First Time in 100 Years

Willamette Falls is the second largest waterfall by volume in the country behind Niagara Falls.
Credit Meghan Kearney/USFWS

New plans for a former paper mill site south of Portland would allow public access to one of the largest waterfalls in the country for the first time in 100 years.

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Climate Change Conference
6:27 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Hundreds Gather In Portland For Conference On Climate Change Science

Hundreds of scientists and environmental managers from across the Pacific Northwest are gathering in Portland this week for a two-day conference on climate science.

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Precision Castparts Defense
6:36 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Portland Manufacturer Challenges Its Ranking As Top Toxic Polluter

Portland-based manufacturer Precision Castparts is denouncing a recent study that ranked the company number one in the nation for toxic air pollution.

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Pollution
7:02 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Portland-Based Manufacturer Tops List Of Toxic Polluters

The Portland-based manufacturing firm Precision Castparts Corporation is the number one toxic air polluter in the country in a new ranking released by the University of Massachusetts.

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Tiny House Hotels
6:58 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Nation's First Tiny House Hotel Opens In Portland

Caravan Tiny House Hotel consists of three tiny homes on what used to be a vacant lot in northeast Portland.
Credit Toni Tabora-Roberts

The country's first tiny house hotel is holding its grand opening in Portland on Saturday. The Caravan Tiny House Hotel invites guests to stay in one of three tiny homes as if they were hotel rooms. For EarthFix, Cassandra Profita reports.

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Secretary Jewell visits Northwest
7:04 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Interior Secretary Jewell Makes First Visit To Northwest

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell made her first public stop in the Northwest in Portland today, six weeks into the job. Amelia Templeton from our EarthFix team reports that local activists wanted to know how she will handle coal leases on federal land.

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Portland Fluoridation
6:29 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Fluoride Measure Fails In Portland

Unofficial results show Portland's fluoridation measure going down by a resounding 60-to-40 margin. Oregon Public Broadcasting's April Baer reports opponents got the upper hand despite being outspent two-to-one.

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