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‘Space bubbles’ between Earth, sun possibly could reverse destructive climate change, MIT researchers say

A group of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology believes the “worst-case scenario” of a warming planet possibly could be avoided through human ingenuity.
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Climate change makes extreme weather more likely in Oregon

Portland shattered its highest-ever temperature in June, cresting at 116 degrees. On Monday, the record for latest snowfall also fell after a rare shot of winter weather left the city blanketed in heavy, wet snow.

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A year of record-breaking weather in Oregon as climate change leaves its mark on 2021

Larry O’Neill, Oregon’s State Climatologist, said that this year’s bouts of extreme weather might feel like outliers, but they signaled shifts in the climate that we might have to get used to.

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Oregon weighs clean truck rules to cut diesel pollution

The rules would require manufacturers to reduce diesel pollution and sell more zero-emission vehicles.
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Daniela Brod, Eric Means and KB Mercer: Oregon can lead the nation in showing bipartisan support for climate action

Oregon can lead the country toward bipartisanship and effective environmental action. Oregonians deserve it. Our future demands it.

Oregon lawmakers seek to reverse timber tax cuts that cost communities billions

Oregon lawmakers seek to reverse timber tax cuts that cost communities billions

For decades, corporate timber benefited from tax cuts that devastated local budgets. Lawmakers want change and have filed dozens of bills, making this one of Oregon’s most consequential sessions for forest policy.
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Oregon lawmakers reluctantly make $17 million downpayment on wildfire preparedness

Despite scores of recommendations that the governor's Council on Wildfire Response said were urgent back in 2019, the Oregon Legislature made no headway on the issue last year after two Republican walkouts over climate change legislation.