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Oregon lawmakers salvage climate change legislation

Oregon lawmakers combined several bills — including some that the 42-day walkout of Senate Republicans had endangered — to promote energy efficiency in building construction and position the state to match billions in federal grants available for climate change measures.

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Oregon lawmakers make a play for more federal climate money

The Oregon Legislature ended its session late last week by passing a suite of policies aimed at leveraging new federal climate funding — in large part by beefing up the state’s own agencies.

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New sharks could be visiting the Jersey Shore thanks to climate change
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New sharks could be visiting the Jersey Shore thanks to climate change

Warming oceans are expected to shift global fish populations, experts say, and sharks are no exception.
Top Democratic leaders say Oregon cap-and-trade bill doesn't have the votes to pass
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Top Democratic leaders say Oregon cap-and-trade bill doesn't have the votes to pass

The measure in question, HB 2020, is intended to reduce fossil fuel emissions through a cap on carbon.
Answers to key questions in Oregon’s climate change walkout
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Answers to key questions in Oregon’s climate change walkout

Republican lawmakers left the Oregon State Capitol last week over a climate change bill they oppose. As Democrats wait and the police pursue them, the bill hangs in the balance.
Tracking water-borne invaders
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Tracking water-borne invaders

Researchers are wrapping up the second day of their three-day survey of invasive species along the New England coast.

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