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Solar panels help Climate Pledge Arena achieve net zero carbon

By JOURNAL STAFF

Climate Pledge Arena celebrated its grand opening this weekend. On the atrium roof and parking garage of the iconic arena, visitors might have noticed a series of solar panels.

Ore. glass recycler reaches deal

A glass recycling plant in northeast Portland has consented to either shut down or install pollution control technology, according to an agreement announced between the plant's operators and the state of Oregon.


Tesla's market value tops $1T after Hertz orders 100K cars

By TOM KRISHER

Hertz announced Monday that it will buy 100,000 electric vehicles from Tesla, one of the largest purchases of battery-powered cars in history and the latest evidence of the nation's increasing commitment to EV technology.


Data centers spark worry over water

Conflicts over water are as old as history itself, but the massive Google data centers on the edge of this Oregon town on the Columbia River represent an emerging 21st century concern.


Parties in federal salmon lawsuit seek pause in litigation

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS

Fishing and conservation groups last week joined with the state of Oregon, the Nez Perce Tribe and the Biden administration to seek a pause in litigation challenging the latest federal plan for hydropower operations on the Snake and Columbia rivers in an effort to save endangered salmon runs.


Billions in environmental projects hang in the balance

By DREW COSTLEY

Tens of billions of dollars for U.S. environmental initiatives originally proposed in a $3.5 trillion domestic spending package now hang in the balance as Democrats decide how to trim the bill down to $2 trillion.


Tahoe-area fire is 100% contained

The 2-month-old California wildfire that threatened the Lake Tahoe resort region over the summer has been declared 100% contained, officials said.


Architects to attend climate conference

By JOURNAL STAFF

The American Institute of Architects is sending a delegation of architects to attend the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, from Oct. 31-Nov.12.


Nuke waste plant may be restarted at INL

By KEITH RIDLER

A test startup without waste is expected to begin this week at the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit.




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