By Allan Brettman | email@example.com on December 03, 2013 at 12:07 PM
Nike on Tuesday introduced machinery that can dye fabric without using water.
The technology could dramatically alter the resource-gobbling process currently used to dye fabric. The introduction, at a contract factory in Taiwan, was the latest step in the water-less, fabric-dyeing path for the world’s largest footwear and apparel brand.
Here are six questions The Oregonian posed to Oregon-based Nike on [...]
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After months of talks, Upper Klamath Basin irrigators and tribal members have reached a water-sharing agreement in principle that includes various restoration projects, stipulated in-stream flows and the permanent retirement of 30,000 acre-feet of water for restoring fisheries.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — After months of talks, irrigators in the Upper Klamath Basin and the Klamath Tribes inked a water-sharing agreement in principle on [...]
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OPB Pamplin Media Group | Nov. 27, 2013 12:06 a.m. | Updated: Nov. 27, 2013 11:28 a.m. | Lake Oswego, Oregon
A state agency’s decision to let Lake Oswego and other municipalities renew their water rights on the Clackamas River lacks the teeth necessary to protect threatened salmon and steelhead runs, an attorney argued before the Oregon Court of Appeals this month.
The environmental organization WaterWatch wants the Oregon Water Resource Department’s decision reversed [...]
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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Every day, 75 million gallons of water exit the McKenzie River and enter the Eugene water supply at the Hayden Bridge plant.
If the plant fails, there’s no backup – and Eugene has water storage for 2 days.
“This is the one thing that keeps me up at night is that we don’t have a back up water supply for this community that we serve,” said Roger Gray, general manager of the Eugene Water and Electric Board.
Continue reading 9.0 quake + EWEB = 2 days water supply
By Kimberley Priestley
Published: November 02. 2013 4:00AM PST
It’s difficult to find a local tax measure this newspaper has opposed. We take heat for that — we’ve been called “tax-and-spend conservatives” at times — but our record of support for such things goes back decades, and the reasons for that support remain largely unchanged.
We want what we believe is best for Bend and, indeed, for all of Central Oregon. We want what’s best for the state and [...]
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Associated Press October 21, 2013
BEND, Ore. — State officials are looking into why thousands of fish became stranded and died after they lowered the level of the Deschutes River southwest of Bend.
The trout, sculpin and whitefish were discovered late last week in small pools and a dried-up channel of the river, KTVZ-TV and The Bulletin newspaper reported. The Oregon Water Resources Department has been reducing flows into the Deschutes in order to build up the water [...]
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Updated: Oct 16, 2013 12:37 PM PST
SEATTLE (AP) – An environmental group is suing the EPA for the second time in four years over ocean acidification and the threat to sea life.
The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit in federal court in Seattle on Wednesday saying the EPA is not doing enough to protect oysters that are dying in waters off the states of Oregon and Washington.
The previous lawsuit filed in 2009 was settled out [...]
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For its first monthly meeting in its new headquarters in Salem, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission christened its new digs by hearing pro and con testimony regarding a proposal to build a Nestlé water bottling plant in the city of Cascade Locks.
#The Sept. 6 meeting brought together proponents, opponents, and neutral parties who are stakeholders in the project that has been in the development stages for the past five years.
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Portland voters said no to adding fluoride to the city’s water supply in a bitter and divisive election this May.
Now, the two sides engaged in that fight are agreeing to play nice and marshal their respective resources to study ways to improve dental health for Portland’s youth.
The City Club of Portland announced plans Wednesday for the newly created Children’s Dental Health Task Force.
Despite the contentious election, there was “significant agreement” from all sides that addressing [...]
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 8:48 am
The Oct. 2 editoria (of The Daily Astorian)l, “It is later than they think,” in The Daily Astorian quoted me as saying that Oregon does not have a state water plan.
I want to set the record straight. Until recently, this was indeed the case; Oregon and Alaska, alone among the Western states, did not have such plans.
But in 2009, the Oregon Legislature passed House [...]
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