An industrial hauler at the heart of Idaho's "megaload" controversy is now looking to move massive equipment loads through Eastern Oregon.
Electric car drivers are increasingly plugging in and charging up at Washington state's network of public car-charging stations, according to new data from the Washington state Department of Transportation.
The governors of Oregon and seven other states are pledging to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on roads and highways by 2025.
Imagine paying less than a dollar per gallon for your commute, compared to today's statewide averages that hover just under $4. the U.S. Department of Energy figures the per-gallon equivalent cost to charge an electric vehicle is below $1 in Oregon, Idaho and Washington.
Politicians' earlier goals for electric car sales may have been overly optimistic. But so far this year, consumers on the West Coast are buying electric vehicles at an accelerating pace.
In one Northwest location, the winter of 2012-2013 has been one of the worst on record for landslide destruction. And that has some wondering if the problem will get worse as a result of climate change.
In the last couple years, you've seen mass-produced, 100 percent electric cars take to the streets in the Northwest. In the same vein, now come the first battery powered buses. And we're not talking about trolley buses that get juice from overhead wires.
The Oregon Department of Transportation will break with its past. Like Idaho, it will try rock salt to de-ice Interstate 5 through the Siskiyou Mountains, as well as other stretches of highway where winter weather makes things slippery.
A new report on Puget Sound ports' shrinking carbon footprints underscores a push going on throughout the Northwest to move more cargo while pumping out less air pollution and using less carbon-emitting energy.
**NEW: Living Near the Rail Yard video added 4/13.** SPOKANE, Wash. -- Proposals to build coal shipping terminals on the Washington coast to ship coal to China could have an impact on the region's Inland Empire.
PORTLAND -- From wooden wheels and wooden helmets to woolen attire, the third annual Pedal Nation Bike Expo — which brought a record crowd of approximately 6,000 people to the Portland Expo Center — showcased sustainable products alongside more traditional bikes and accessories.
A common criticism of President Obama's $800 billion stimulus package has been that it failed to produce anything. Don't tell that to Annette Herrera. She was 50 when the auto supplier she worked for closed its factory. Then, after being unemployed for 2½ years, she got a job at a new lithium-ion battery plant.
For many years, Portland International Airport has violated its wastewater discharge permit, releasing water tainted with de-icing fluid into the Columbia Slough. A new anaerobic treatment plant that set to be operational by April should solve the airport's problem.
A Portland partnership announces its open-to-the-public electric vehicle charging stations comprise the nation's first "Electric Avenue."
An Ecotrope blogpost on a new smartphone app that saves on gas and delays at red lights, too.