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Portland's largest law firm launches climate change initiative

With a strong renewable energy practice already in place, Stoel Rives looks upon its climate change work as a key business development strategy. | Photo by Sheila Sund via Flickr.

October 31, 2016 - 5:51pm

Giving workers more flexibility can extend lives, study finds

Celadon Trucking’s Gordon Day is taking advantage of a new company policy that allows drivers to take their cats and dogs on the road with them. An Indiana University study found that giving workers in high-stress jobs additional freedom isn’t just a morale booster but could also help them live longer. | Photo courtesy of Celadon Trucking

October 27, 2016 - 3:58pm

Big things are cooking at Central Eastside food hub

Members of the NW Food Buyers Alliance learn about greenhouse-grown produce during a field trip to Stone Boat Farm in 2015. Farmers are happy to help buyers explore which fruits and vegetables are in season, what preparations work well for different varieties, and what keeps customers coming back. | Photo courtesy of Shawn Linehan.

October 14, 2016 - 3:58pm

Local composting technology firm helps national parks cut waste

Staff at Molokai's Kalaupapa National Historical Park mix compost in an Earth Tub. | Photo courtesy of Kalaupapa National Historical Park. 

October 11, 2016 - 4:19pm

Food for thought: UC Davis, Peet’s perk up science of coffee

It’s a long, complex road from coffee bean to cup – a process the UC Davis Coffee Center will enable students to study in detail. | Photo courtesy of Peet's Coffee

October 5, 2016 - 7:45pm