November 6, 2019
Commentary: Big If It Works: New System Aims To Pull Water Right Out Of The Sky
Source: James Conca, Forbes, Oct 29, 2019 Over 4 billion people live under conditions of severe water scarcity at least one month of the year. Over a billion people spend several hours a day searching for water, wasting precious time and putting them in frequent danger. Some of this scarcity has led to violence and conflict, especially in Africa, Southern […]

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November 6, 2019
Commentary: A week without wind shows the necessity of hydro power
Source: Todd Myers, Washington Policy Center, Nov 5. 2019 The Northwest is now in our seventh day with virtually no wind energy. Hydro power is making up for virtually all of the energy gap. During the last week, wind power supplied a maximum of 2 percent of energy on the BPA system. During a 26-hour […]

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November 4, 2019
Commentary: Klamath dam removal is not a partisan issue
Source: Jason A. Atkinson, Oregon Live, October 23, 2019 Atkinson, a former Oregon state legislator for 14 years, wrote and produced the film “A River Between Us” documenting the restoration of the Klamath River. He is a Rodel Fellow with the Aspen Institute. Today’s noisy partisan divide concerns me and makes the thought of meaningful […]

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October 23, 2019
Commentary: Removing dams would damn N.W. economy
Source: The Columbian, October 23, 2019 As dams along the Columbia and Snake rivers come under increasing scrutiny, it is essential to note the positive impact those dams have had on the Northwest. Inexpensive, reliable, clean, renewable electricity has been essential to growing the region’s economy for more than 70 years. The dams have provided […]

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October 23, 2019
Commentary: Scientists assert only breaching can cool Northwest waterways
Source: Eric Barker, Lewsiton Tribune, October 23, 2019 In a letter to Northwest policymakers Tuesday, more than 50 scientists said breaching the four lower Snake River dams is the only action that can counteract warm summertime water in the lower Snake and Columbia rivers that often reaches temperatures that can be lethal to salmon and […]

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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 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 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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