Transportation | Environment | Renewable energy

Puget Sound Is Getting An Orca-Friendly, All-Electric Ferry

Crosscut | Aug. 22, 2017 2:52 p.m.

Washington is poised to embark on an experiment in electric car ferries that could eventually transform the largest ferry fleet in the nation. And little Skagit County is leading the way.

News | Renewable energy | Science | Environment | local

Secrets Of Ancient Glass Could Help Lock Away Hanford Waste

Northwest News Network | June 17, 2017 3:30 p.m.

Northwest scientists are testing ancient glass from Sweden with the hope they can recreate it for the storage of the Hanford nuclear site's radioactive waste.

Energy | local | News | Politics | Nation | Climate change | Communities | Renewable energy | Environment

Northwest States, Cities Pledge To Uphold The Paris Climate Deal

OPB/EarthFix | June 6, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Northwest states once again speaking out against Trump administration actions on climate change.

News | Renewable energy | Energy | Environment | local

Portland General Electric Pulls Permit For Natural Gas Plants

OPB | May 13, 2017 3:11 p.m. | Portland

Portland General Electric has suspended plans to permit two new natural gas-powered facilities.

News | Renewable energy | Sustainability | Environment | local

New 'Terrestrial' Podcast Explores Choices That Come With A Changing Environment

KUOW/EarthFix | May 1, 2017 12:15 a.m.

EarthFix is pleased to introduce terrestrial, a new environment-focused podcast from a journalist who’s been with us since the beginning.

News | Renewable energy | Energy | Environment | local

Portland Votes 'Yes' On Plan To Turn Poop Into Vehicle Fuel

OPB | April 19, 2017 5 p.m.

Portland's wastewater agency has a new plan for the methane gas that’s a byproduct of solid waste.

Energy | local | Land | News | Politics | Environment | Renewable energy

Govs. Inslee And Brown Band Together To Challenge Trump's Energy Plans

OPB | March 25, 2017 4:28 p.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington are banding together in support of clean energy.

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The Best Of EarthFix 2016

EarthFix | Dec. 18, 2016 1:51 p.m.

From an international investigation into electronic waste to a study of the U.S. military's environmental legacy in the Northwest, here is the best reporting from EarthFix in 2016.

Climate change | Energy | Environment | Renewable energy

Google's All-Renewable Energy Plan To Include Data Center In Oregon

NWPR/EarthFix | Dec. 6, 2016 2:45 p.m.

Google announces that all of the energy it consumes globally — including at its data center in The Dalles, Oregon — will soon operate without directly relying on fossil fuels.

Agriculture | Land use | Environment | Renewable energy | Climate change

How Lakes Can Work Like Batteries That Charge The Electricity Grid

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 5, 2016 1:45 p.m. | Klamath Falls, Oregon

A project in Oregon’s Klamath County is aiming to complement renewable energy development in the Northwest by creating a giant water battery.


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