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Google Checks Out The PC of Renewable Energy

Source: Fast Company, Sun March 22, 2009
Mountain View, California, USA - Imagine you could go to Home Depot and for a few hundred dollars purchase an appliance that plugs in like a blender and generates a chunk of the energy your home needs, renewable and emissions-free.

Chain Results in 10 Kidney Swaps Among Strangers

Source: ABC News, Sun March 15, 2009
Petoskey, Michigan, USA - When Matthew Jones decided to donate a kidney to a stranger, the Michigan father of five had no idea he'd be starting a lifesaving, "pay it forward" chain.

Power from the People

Source: Popular Science, Mon March 09, 2009
Cave Junction, Oregon, USA - Cave Junction, Oregon, was once long ago the center of a gold rush boom that, like so many booms, ultimately consumed its host.

Gene could allow lab-grown teeth

Source: BBC, Fri February 27, 2009
Scientists believe they have found a way to grow teeth in the laboratory, a discovery that could put an end to fillings and dentures.

Senate Votes ‘Yes’ on Public Lands Protection Package

Source: ENS, Fri January 16, 2009
Washington, D.C., USA - The U.S. Senate today passed the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act with a bipartisan vote of 73-21, ending a year-long standoff between the Democratic majority and a small group of lawmakers who blocked the conservation measures.

Intel team heads to Oregon for solar spin-off

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, Wed June 18, 2008
Santa Clara, California, USA - A team of Intel Corp. engineers and executives designing new solar power cells will spin off to form an independent company based in Oregon, the computer chipmaker reported Monday.

‘Unbelievable’ sportsmanship in softball game

Source: MSNBC, Sun May 04, 2008
Portland, Oregon, USA - With two runners on base and a strike against her, Sara Tucholsky of Western Oregon University uncorked her best swing and did something she had never done, in high school or college.

Portland earns a Platinum rating from the League of American Bicyclists

Source: OregonLive.com, Wed April 30, 2008
Portland, Oregon, USA - The League of American Bicyclists has awarded Portland its highest honor, a Platinum rating.

Officer stops traffic for duckling crossing

Source: KOMO, Wed April 30, 2008
Lakewood, Oregon, USA - Lakewood Police Officer Dustin Carrell stopped traffic on westbound SR-512 Monday morning near I-5 to help a mother duck and her ducklings safely cross the road.

Watershed Restoration Funded for Washington, Oregon Forests

Source: ENS, Thu February 28, 2008
Olympia, Washington, USA - National forest lands in Washington and Oregon will get federal funding to help restore critical and endangered watersheds.

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