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Environmental Impacts Linked To Columbia River Coal Project

OPB/EarthFix | April 29, 2016 3:15 p.m.

Coal dust, greenhouse gas emissions, noise and traffic congestion are among the environmental impacts of the proposed coal export terminal in Longview, Washington, according to a draft report released Friday.

Economy | Energy | World

Venezuela Cuts Public Employees' Workweek To 2 Days To Save Energy

NPR | April 27, 2016 7:52 a.m.

President Nicolas Maduro says public sector workers will work only on Mondays and Tuesdays. Venezuela is grappling with drought that has shrunk water levels at the country's main hydroelectric dam.

Energy | Environment

Is Washington Ready For The Next Big Oil Spill?

Crosscut | April 25, 2016 12:45 p.m. | Anacortes, Washington

Is Washington ready for the next big one? That’s the question the state Department of Ecology had in mind at the first-of-its-kind “worst-case” oil spill drill in Puget Sound.

Nation | Technology | Energy | Environment | Science

Experimental Solar-Powered Plane Completes Journey Across The Pacific

NPR | April 25, 2016 6:26 a.m.

Solar Impulse 2 flew for three days from Hawaii to Calif., after a nine month delay for repairs. The team is aiming to complete a round-the-world journey using only the sun's power.

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Can The US And China Keep Their Climate Pledges?

NPR | April 21, 2016 3:26 p.m.

The two nations topping the world in greenhouse gas emissions agreed at the Paris talks to cut way back. But critics have stalled a key part of the U.S. plan, and China's good start may be fragile.

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Experimental Solar-Powered Plane Takes Flight After 9-Month Delay

NPR | April 21, 2016 10:13 a.m.

Solar Impulse 2 is attempting to circumnavigate the world using only the sun's power. It has been grounded in Hawaii for repairs and is now on a three day journey heading to California.

Climate change | Fish & Wildlife | Energy | Land | Environment | Sustainability

Senate Energy Bill Would Move Northwest Projects Forward

OPB/EarthFix | April 20, 2016 5 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The U.S. Senate passed energy legislation Wednesday that includes advancement of renewables and other more specific projects in the Pacific Northwest.

Business | Nation | Energy | Environment

San Francisco Requires New Buildings To Install Solar Panels

NPR | April 20, 2016 1:01 p.m.

San Francisco already required buildings to be "solar-ready," and starting in 2017, actual panels will be mandated. It's the first major U.S. city to take such a step, according to the bill's sponsor.

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Alarms Set Off At Hanford After Instruments Detect Rise In Toxic Brew

Northwest News Network | April 18, 2016 5:15 p.m.

An apparent surge in leakage from a huge tank of radioactive waste set off alarms at the Hanford nuclear site in south-central Washington.

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Oregon LNG Proposals' End Signal A Glut In The Market

OPB | April 16, 2016 3:25 p.m. | Portland

The backers of a proposed $6 billion liquefied natural gas export terminal and pipeline on the Columbia River have decided to end the project, known as Oregon LNG. A glut of LNG hitting international markets may be the reason.