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California eyes new energy source: roads


A $2 million project will test whether piezoelectric crystals can produce electricity from the mechanical energy created by vehicles driving on roads.

After $62M cleanup, Clear Creek clear again


Cleaning up abandoned mines took 30 years, but now this historic Colorado town attracts anglers, rafters and even real estate investors.

Timberline Trail open after upgrades

An iconic pathway around Oregon's tallest mountain has fully reopened to the public.

New study for Idaho salvage logging

The U.S. Forest Service says it will do another analysis after a federal judge halted a northern Idaho wildfire salvage logging project following a lawsuit by two environmental groups.

$10,000 green walls take root in houses


With grow lights and self-circulating drip water systems, built-in green walls can cost up to $200 a square foot.

Mileage estimates drop as EPA changes formula


Highway gas mileage estimates for about one-third of all new vehicles sold in the U.S. will fall by one mile per gallon because the government has changed the way it calculates the numbers on the window sticker.

Navy may help expand two conservation areas in state

Washington state officials want to expand two conservation areas with financial assistance from the U.S. Navy, which has concerns about development hampering underwater research.

Ore. pot growers eye tourism options

Pot growers in southwest Oregon say the industry could eventually join vineyards and pear orchards as Rogue Valley agricultural mainstays and draw in more tourists.

Train derails in Eugene

One of the cars that derailed was a tanker with flammable liquid inside.

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