A major investment in East Portland road safety will deprive a heat island of 570 trees

A major investment in East Portland road safety will deprive a heat island of 570 trees

People who live near Southeast Powell Boulevard have been asking for sidewalks and more lanes for traffic for nearly 20 years. Soon, state transportation officials will give them just that: wider asphalt and new sidewalks along 67 blocks of thoroughfare that runs east from Interstate 205 in Gresham. But the widening right-of-way will also thin … Read more

Residents Express Concern Over ‘Project Repower’ at Puna Geothermal Plant on Big Island | Big island now

Residents Express Concern Over 'Project Repower' at Puna Geothermal Plant on Big Island |  Big island now

Ben Cole talks about the need for independent research during a meeting on the recent draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Puna Geothermal Venture Facility. (Megan Moseley/Big Island Now) The 30-year-old Puna Geothermal Venture, the Big Island’s renewable-energy powerhouse that drills into Klauea to store heat in the volcano, has a long history of public … Read more