Drive Less; Save More in Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new program in South Corvallis is encouraging residents to use alternative modes of transportation. The program is called Drive Less; Save More, and it promotes drivers to bike, walk, carpool, or take the bus. The Oregon Department of Transportation is piloting the program with help from the City of Corvallis and … Continue reading »

“Bee-Friendly” Plants May Harm Bees

EUGENE, Ore. — A new report found so-called “bee friendly” plants that are on sale at Lowe’s, Walmart and Home Depot may actually be harming bees. The study was released by Friends of the Earth and allies, including Beyond Toxics. Researchers found 51 percent of garden plant samples purchased at top garden retailers in 18 … Continue reading »

Students Compete in Solar Car Challenge

EUGENE, Ore. — The sunshine is bringing people out of the house, and for middle school students all over Lane County, it’s also driving their fun. On Saturday, EWEB hosted its 17th annual Solar Challenge at Cal Young Middle School in Eugene. Teachers were given EWEB-donated supplies and for a month, taught about solar power … Continue reading »

BCSO to Convert Fleet to Propane Fuel

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Come summer, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office patrol fleet will have a new look – at least inside the trunk – where new propane tanks will be. The Sheriff’s Office is converting most of its patrol fleet from current gasoline vehicles to dual gasoline and propane vehicles – something that it says … Continue reading »

Hundreds of Trees Planted Near Beltline

EUGENE, Ore. — Dozens of people came out on Saturday to help beautify an empty stretch of land in west Eugene that hundreds of people drive by every day. About 100 volunteers turned out for the event, coordinated by Friends with Trees. They planted 211 new trees and shrubs on the land, which runs along … Continue reading »

Volunteers Prepare for Coastal Cleanup

EUGENE, Ore. — SOLVE’s annual Spring Beach Cleanup is happening Saturday. It draws thousands of people every year, working together to protect the health of our oceans and coastlines. Tons of trash that should be in the dumpster litters our beaches. It not only affects wildlife and the environment, but also the economy. That’s why … Continue reading »

Interview: March for Climate Action

EUGENE, Ore. — Dozens of walkers representing 26 states and six countries are walking from L.A. to Washington D.C. for the Great March for Climate Action. Four walkers from Eugene are a part of the effort. The walk kicked off Saturday. Climate activist John Abbe joined us via Skype on KEZI 9 News This Morning … Continue reading »

Walkers to Cross Country for Climate

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 235 walkers have planned and prepared for a journey this weekend – the Great March for Climate Action 2014. Participants will walk from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. Walkers will represent 26 states and six countries and many will be joining along the way. The march is expected to last … Continue reading »

Vendors Set Up for Home Show

EUGENE, Ore. — Vendors are moving into the Lane Events Center for the annual Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show. While the show doesn’t start for three days, landscapers started setting up their exhibits Tuesday afternoon. Event organizers said some of the vendors had to get an early start because the booths take days … Continue reading »

Court Hears Environmental Reform Case

EUGENE, Ore. — Two young Eugene residents are suing the state of Oregon for environmental reform. On Thursday, their case was heard by the Oregon Court of Appeals in front of dozens of law students and middle school students, during the court’s yearly trip to Eugene to hear cases in front of future lawyers and … Continue reading »

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