The NEXT Big Thing?

A proposed refinery for Columbia County has been promoted as a win for jobs and the climate. But many residents say the project is not actually “green” — and could put farmers out of business.

Outside the Bean

Paul Evers pivoted from advertising craft beverages to making them. Earlier this year, one of his products was certified as the first carbon-neutral energy drink in the world. Is it more marketing — or is Riff the real deal?

Renewable Energy’s New Wave

Oregon State University is building a facility off the Oregon Coast to test the viability of ocean waves as a renewable energy source. But when and whether waves will become a predictable, affordable source of alternative energy remains to be seen.