October 17, 2019
Commentary: The Alaska hatcheries model is not for Washington
Source: Ray Hilborn, Seattle, professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, via Seattle Times’ Letters to the Editor, August 15. Re: “Alaska’s nonprofit hatcheries give us hope for our salmon runs” [Aug. 15, Opinion]: We have something like 300 hatcheries in the Pacific Northwest. If hatcheries were the solution, we would not have a […]

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October 16, 2019
Video: How Can Entrepreneurial Zeal Address Climate Change?
Source: David Giuliani, TED Talks, June 22, 2019 What if we bring entrepreneurial zeal to the challenge of responsibly addressing climate change and carbon reduction at the state level? Leveraging resources, telling the truth, and seeking better collaboration between government and the private sector all offer opportunity for progress. Video link…

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October 16, 2019
National Grid and PNNL Collaborate to Capture Full Value of Grid Energy Storage
Source: Nick Hennen, PNNL, October 9, 2019 With the simple cutting of a ribbon this week, residents of Nantucket Island, joined by state and local officials and representatives from National Grid, the U.S Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity (OE), and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), ushered in a new era of energy resiliency and efficiency on […]

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October 15, 2019
Commentary: Repeating press releases from activists is not environmental journalism
Source: Todd Myers, Washington Policy Institute, October 15, 2019 Todd Will be a featured interlocutor at the Snake River Dam Removal Debate, part the Energy Leadership Summit Much of what passes for environmental reporting these days is little more than repeating press releases from environmental groups, whether the data they share is meaningful or not. […]

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October 14, 2019
Renewable electricity overtakes fossil fuels in UK for first time
Source: The Guadian, October 13, 2019 Renewable energy sources provided more electricity to UK homes and businesses than fossil fuels for the first time over the last quarter, according to new research. The renewables record was set in the third quarter of this year after its share of the electricity mix rose to 40%. It is […]

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October 14, 2019
Portland Company Builds First Of Its Kind Renewable Wave Energy Device
Source: Monica Samayoa, OPB, October 10, 2019 A Portland-based industrial company completed the construction of a first of its kind renewable wave energy device. Vigor announced Thursday it had completed building Ireland-based company Ocean Energy’s wave energy convertor, called OE 35 buoy. The 826-ton buoy measures 125 feet by 59 feet with a draft of 31 feet […]

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October 14, 2019
Scientists Pinpoint Cause of Harmful Dendrites and Whiskers in Lithium Batteries
Source: PNNL, October 14, 2019 Scientists have uncovered a root cause of the growth of needle-like structures—known as dendrites and whiskers—that plague lithium batteries, sometimes causing a short circuit, failure, or even a fire. The team, led by Chongmin Wang at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has shown that the presence of […]

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October 10, 2019
Commentary: ACTIVATE The Global Citizen Movement To Tackle The Global Clean Water Crisis
Source: James Conca, Forbes, October 10, 2019 People want to drink clean water even more than they want to breath clean air. But 1-in-10 people around the world still lack access to clean drinking water This and other basic problems are the focus of a new six-episode docuseries, “ACTIVATE: The Global Citizen Movement,” from P&G, Global Citizen and National […]

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October 10, 2019
Commentary – Corporations: The New Environmental Superheroes
Source: Stephen Bay, Medium, October 1, 2019 I grew up watching Captain Planet cartoons. These cartoons helped make me aware of environmentalism by showing me ordinary kids transforming into superheroes who were saving the planet week after week. However, you can’t have superheroes without super villains. Week after week, the planeteers battled against villains like […]

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