In an era of climate change and extreme weather, a microgrid — a self-sufficient, energy-generating distribution and control system — puts communities on the path to self-reliance.
Two environmental engineers say governments need to do more to protect people from possible water contamination after wildfires.
Debating whether climate change or forest management has caused the devastating wildfires in California, Washington and Oregon is a false choice.
Relying on incarcerated workers in emergencies such as the wildfires ravaging parts of the US is a cheap alternative for states. But what protections are there for prisoners?
How climate change and other human actions have combined to create conditions for explosive wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington state.
Oregon's experience shows that mail-in voting can be safe and secure, providing accurate and reliable results the public can be confident in.
Tomanowos, aka the Willamette Meteorite, may be the world's most interesting rock. Its story includes catastrophic ice age floods, theft of Native American cultural heritage and plenty of human folly.
Nonprofits and concerned residents are teaming up with the local government to solve a daunting problem in a city with the nation's highest per-capita rate of homelessnesss.
Mayflies and stone flies are extremely vulnerable to water pollution, which has implications for the larger food chain.
Instead of suppressing wildfire, the Karuk Tribe in the Pacific Northwest is using it as an integral part of its climate change management plan. Federal, state and local agencies are taking note.
Pot taxes will change the ability of some to purchase recreational marijuana.
More than 40 percent of U.S. adults have a gun in their household, making it hard to get guns off the streets – even if new gun restrictions are passed.
The 'thin green line' of resistance against any new infrastructure for shipping oil, gas and coal abroad has won many battles.
The 'thin green line' of resistance against any new infrastructure for shipping oil, gas and coal abroad has won many battles. But it faces a new source of pressure: the Trump administration.
Several studies on locavores – people who go out of their way to buy foods and other products from local sources – explore the beliefs and values that makes them tick.
The Victorian assisted dying laws are based on those in Oregon, which are quite conservative. Laws in the Netherlands, Belgium and Canada are more relaxed.
Imagine this situation: a person has no medical illness but wishes to end his or her life purely because he or she no longer wishes to live. Should they be eligible for euthanasia or assisted suicide?
In Oregon and Washington, the costs of seeking and administering the death penalty have increased significantly since the 1980s.
A professor takes us back more than 20 years, to when struggling white working-class voters in Oregon were convinced that a conservative social agenda would help bring back timber jobs.
Behind the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon lie decades of controversy over federal control of public land in western states.