Environment

Smart meters coming to the Rogue Valley

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – Pacific Power is rolling out “smart meters” for residences and businesses in Jackson County. According to Pacific power, they’ll work this summer to replace about 88,000 old, aging electric meters in Medford, Central Point, Eagle Point, Butte Falls, …

Lowering fuel emission standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC News) – For embattled EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, it appeared to be business as usual as he announced plans to roll back Obama-era greenhouse gas and fuel emissions standards. “What was done in 2011 and 2012 as we evaluate …

Controlled burns planned around Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. – Numerous controlled burns are scheduled to take place around Ashland Tuesday. According to the City of Ashland, controlled burns will be conducted near Ashland Mine Road, Acid Castle Rocks, Upper Tolman Creek Road and the east side of the …

Part 1: Recycling crisis hits home

Medford, Ore. – Starting January 1st of next year, China plans to ban the import of 24 varieties of solid waste and recyclables. That includes mixed waste paper and specific types of plastic. “That would be your yogurt tubs, your butter tubs… …

Mt. Ashland receives sustainability certification

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. – Southern Oregon’s premiere skiing location just received a first-of-its-kind sustainability certification. This May, Mt. Ashland Ski Area was officially STOKE certified. STOKE stands for Sustainable Tourism Operators Kit for Evaluation. In 2015, officials began the process of assessing …