Environment

More Spill at Washington Dams Proposed to Help Starving Orcas

State regulators want to increase the amount of water that’s spilled over eight dams in order to help juvenile salmon survive as they migrate in the Columbia and Snake rivers. Increasing salmon populations could also help the region’s shrinking orca population. There’s a meeting on the proposal today in Vancouver, as Eric Tegethoff reports.

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NCW’s Energy Future – What Is The ‘Thin Green Line’? Part 2

Continuing our series looking at the Thin Green Line and the role the Pacific Northwest is and will play in America’s energy future. In Part 1, we looked at shifts away from coal towards cheaper, more abundant oil and natural gas. And so due to the shrinking domestic market, coal companies want to send their…

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NCW’s Energy Future – What Is The ‘Thin Green Line’? Part 1

America’s energy landscape is undergoing seismic shifts – sometimes literally. Although North Central Washington’s hydropower remains a staple, more solar, wind and hydrogen is coming on board. For other parts of the country, new technologies have made shale oil and natural gas extraction cheaper and easier than coal. So those coal companies need a way…

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2019 Legislature – ‘Now Is The Time To Act’ On Forest Health, Wildfires Sen. Hawkins Says

12th District Senator Brad Hawkins joins Dan Langager every Tuesday on the KOHO Morning Show during the 2019 legislative session in Olympia. Today Hawkins talks about the importance of tackling wildfires and improving forest health. Hawkins was at State Public Lands Commission Hilary Franz’s unveiling last week of the 10-year Wildland Fire Protection Strategic Plan. He…

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