Environment

Environment

After years of discussion, regulators give dam removal OK

The removal of four Klamath River dams, something that’s been talked about for years, has moved closer to becoming reality. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave final approval Thursday to a plan to remove the four Klamath River dams in California and Oregon.

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Environment

Oregon governor signs pact with West Coast leaders to transition region to 100% clean electricity

Three West Coast governors and a Canadian premier signed a pact to make the region the first on the continent to transition to 100% clean electricity and a low-carbon economy. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown joined California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and British Columbia Premier John Horgan in San Francisco on Oct. 6 to sign the pact, which includes commitments to create policies, investments and interstate projects that will end each state’s dependency on fossil fuels and create new green energy jobs in the coming decades.

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Economy

BottleDrop Express center opens at Shop’n Kart

The 4,500 BottleDrop account holders in the Ashland area now have a local drop-off option. Instead of taking green bags to Medford for redemption, they can now take them to Shop’n Kart in Ashland, where they can also purchase bags, print stickers and withdraw cash from their account.

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Economy

Cooperative efforts get major solar projects off the ground

Projects designed to provide solar power to residents and businesses in Ashland and Talent were discussed during a Thursday night Zoom gathering that included representatives from several groups, including Solarize Rogue, Energy Trust of Oregon, Oregon Clean Power Cooperative, and the Ashland Solar Cooperative.

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Environment

Weather service issues heat warning for Monday through Saturday

An excessive heat warning will be in effect from 1 p.m. Monday, July 25, through 11 p.m. Saturday, July 30, in areas of Southern Oregon and Northern California, including Ashland, Medford, Grants Pass and Yreka. Dangerously hot conditions with temperatures between 105 and 110 are expected.

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OHRA mission: Moving people from crisis to stability

Options for Helping Residents of Ashland purchased an underutilized Ashland motel and transformed it into The OHRA Center: a year-round low-barrier shelter with 52 rooms for guests; a resource center with a professional staff of six to assist anyone seeking help with rent, jobs, utilities, benefits and more; and a permanent home for the shower trailer.

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