Portland

Greenpeace Protesters Dangle From Portland Bridge

Jul 29, 2015
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Greenpeace activists are hanging from the St John’s Bridge in Portland. They’re attempting to block passage of an Ice Breaker ship chartered by the Shell Oil Company. 

Portland Now Generating Hydropower In Its Water Pipes

Jan 21, 2015
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A Portland start-up is tapping a new source of renewable power inside the city's water pipes. The new system uses the power of gravity in the city's water pipes.

Lucid Energy has installed four small hydroelectric generators in a pipe that carries drinking water to the city. They will produce enough electricity to power 150 homes.

Company CEO Gregg Semler says this kind of hydropower doesn't disrupt fish or natural stream flows the way dams do. And it supplies a continuous source of renewable energy unlike wind and solar.

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Hundreds of people turned out Wednesday for a hearing on a controversial propane export terminal proposed at the Port of Portland.

The Canadian company Pembina plans to transport more than a million gallons of liquid propane by train each day to a terminal on the Columbia River. The fuel would be stored in tanks and piped onto export ships bound for Asia. But the company needs approval from the city of Portland to run a pipeline across an environmental zone.

Tensions Flare In Portland Protests

Nov 26, 2014
Alan Sylvestre / OPB

Portland Police arrested seven people Tuesday night, after a peaceful demonstration ended and a smaller group of protesters roamed through the city.

Pembina Pipeline Corporation

The Port of Portland has reached an agreement to house a Canadian company’s terminal for exporting propane to Asia. For EarthFix, Tony Schick reports.

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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.

Displaced By Development Urban Goat Herd Needs A New Home

Nov 27, 2013
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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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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 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.

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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