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It May Not Cost You More To Drive Home In A Climate-Friendly Car

NPR | Sept. 29, 2016 9:21 a.m.

It has been a common belief that low-emissions vehicles, like hybrids and electric cars, are more expensive than other choices. But researchers at MIT have found otherwise.

Energy | Environment | Climate change

Northwest Researchers Link Carbon Pollution To Hydro-Dams

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 28, 2016 6:45 p.m.

A new study from Washington State University finds that reservoirs behind dams produce more greenhouse gas emissions than previously thought.

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Hanford Archive Allows Peek Into Secrecy, Urgency Of Wartime

Northwest News Network | Sept. 27, 2016 2:54 p.m.

For decades, artifacts of life and work from the Manhattan Project and Cold War era at Hanford have been locked away. Now, these historical items are headed to museums and schools.

Energy | Environment | Climate change

Video: What Does The Clean Power Plan Mean For You?

Inside Energy | Sept. 26, 2016 2:45 p.m.

The Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan is a federal rule aimed at reducing the carbon intensity of our electric power grid. It is our country’s most ambitious attempt yet to fight climate change.

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Oil #5: Imagine A World Without Oil

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 7:58 a.m.

Last of five episodes. We follow the Planet Money oil to a gas station. And we ask: What would our world look like if there were no fossil fuels?

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Fill It With Regular: AAA Finds Millions Of Drivers Waste Money On Premium Gas

NPR | Sept. 23, 2016 5:59 p.m.

A study by AAA found 16.5 million Americans buy premium gas when their cars don't need it. Director of Automotive Engineering Greg Brannon says drivers waste money when they unnecessarily use premium.

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Dozens Of U.S., Canadian Tribes Unite Against Proposed Oil Pipelines

NPR | Sept. 23, 2016 1:57 p.m.

At least 50 First Nations and tribes signed a treaty Thursday opposing tar sands expansion plans that they view as "a collective threat to our Nations."

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As Saudi Arabia Diversifies, A Texas Oil Refinery May Be In Its Future

NPR | Sept. 20, 2016 3:53 p.m.

Analysts say Saudi Arabia's national oil company may be trying to buy a refinery in the U.S. It's part of an effort to build an economy that goes beyond oil exports.

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What Happened When We Bought 100 Barrels Of Crude Oil

NPR | Sept. 19, 2016 10:48 a.m.

It's pretty easy to buy a tank of gasoline. It's not so easy to buy a tanker of crude oil. Here's what happened when a team of radio reporters tried it.

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NW Tribes March In Seattle To Back Standing Rock Sioux

AP | Sept. 18, 2016 8:24 a.m. | Seattle

Tribal members from around the Northwest and their supporters marched through Seattle in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux in their opposition of the four-state Dakota Access pipeline.