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Protesters of Natural Gas Plant at the Port of Tacoma Acquitted

On Thursday, two activists were acquitted of felony charges for protesting a liquefied natural gas plant currently under construction at the Port of Tacoma.

Energy | News | local | Environment

Tug Escorts Needed If Columbia River Oil Tanker Traffic Increases

The risk of oil spills on the Columbia River is very low, a new study into vessel traffic and safety found, but more tethered tug escorts might be needed if marine terminals increase tanker traffic.

Energy | News | Forestry | Pacific Ocean | Environment | Land | Land use | Transportation | Communities | Air | Renewable energy | Economy | Climate change | Nation | Fish & Wildlife | Sustainability | Water | 2017: The Year In Review

5 Most Important Environmental Issues Of 2017

From Paris to the White House to the wildlands of the Pacific Northwest, the environment was big news in 2017. 

Energy | World

Deadly Blast At An Austrian Gas Hub Prompts A State Of Emergency In Italy

At least one person was killed and many others injured when an explosion ripped through the hub. Fears of supply disruptions quickly caused energy prices to leap across Europe, especially in Italy.

Energy | News | local | Environment | Business | Water

Oregon State Geologist: Jordan Cove LNG Pipeline Analysis Inadequate

The concerns about the Pacific Connector Pipeline and Jordan Cove processing terminal were outlined in a letter by Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Director and State Geologist Brad Avy.

Energy | News | local | Environment | Business | Economy

Virtual Currencies Putting Real Demand On Central Washington's Cheap Electricity

The meteoric rise in the value of bitcoin and lesser-known virtual currencies is having a real-world effect in the Pacific Northwest.

Energy | Environment

Oil Train Safety Rules Getting Rolled Back By Trump Administration

The Trump administration is rolling back a requirement for trains carrying highly explosive liquids — like the oil trains that run through the Columbia River Gorge.

Election | Energy | Technology | Environment | Science | Business | Flora and Fauna | Economy | Health | Food

The Ground Beneath Our Feet

"Without proper care for it we can have no life."

Energy | Business | Technology | World

World's Largest Battery Is Turned On In Australia As Tesla Ties Into Power Grid

"This is history in the making," South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill said of the battery, which sits next to a wind farm. It was tapped early, to support the power grid during a heat wave.

Health | Science | Energy | World

Working Moms Have Been A 'Thing' Since Ancient History

Who ruled early farming? Women! Studies of ancient bones show that women's physical labor was crucial to driving the agricultural revolution in Europe.