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At climate summit, leaders support transportation investments

planning and policy, climate change, development, transportation, finances & funding, reporting

More buses. Smarter roads. Better sidewalks and bikeways. All gathered support from the morning gathering of dozens of elected officials. That support isn't surprising. The leaders were spending on a currency of moral imperative, guided by a budget they've already laid out in policies that have been adopted from city councils and county commissions from across the region.

California Condors land in Portland

visitor venues

Kaweah - California CondorOn Wednesday morning, two hydraulic doors opened inside the Oregon Zoo’s new Condors of the Columbia habitat following a cue from a keeper radio call: "Release the krakens." With a few wind-making wing beats, two massive birds flapped their way up to the highest perches in the habitat, and California condors — North America’s largest birds — can now officially be counted among the zoo’s residents.

Metro implements changes to business food scraps program at Metro Central Transfer Station

solid waste

Recently, the main company that accepts food scraps from Metro Central Transfer Station has experienced difficulties processing non-food items – things like waxed or food‐soiled cardboard, other paper products and serviceware – that are mixed with food scraps. The amount of non‐food materials mixed with food scraps is so great that food scraps themselves can no longer be effectively processed and therefore must be disposed of in a landfill.

Something's Different Here: What's New at metro parks and natural areas

natural areas

Learn more about new trails in Clackamas County, Fairview, Hillsboro and Portland.

Multnomah County residents debate cars, bikes, carbon and strategies for growth

planning and policy, public comment

Last Thursday, Multnomah County residents met to discuss their visions for the future of the region with Metro Councilors Bob Stacey, Sam Chase and Shirley Craddick as part of the public comment period for the 2014 Regional Transportation Plan.

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