Posts Tagged ‘Pacific Northwest’

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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Wash. Air Quality Concerns Go Beyond Smoky Wildfire Season

Another day today of hazardous air in the Wenatchee Valley and much of the state. A new report “Trouble In The Air” finds some of Washington’s cities experienced a month or more of polluted air days in 2016. Pollutants such as particulate matter and ground-level ozone can have serious health effects. Eric Tegethoff reports.   Photo: SounderBruce/Flickr

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Central Wash. University Aviation Program Unveils Newest Training Aircraft

With a pilot shortage across the Northwest, especially for regional, smaller flights, Central Washington University has been expanding its aviation curriculum. The program recently received Federal Aviation Administration certification to run its own flight school, under its own license. Pursuing any career can be difficult if the tools you’re training on are outdated. When it…

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NOAA Says Pesticides Killing Northwest Salmon, Orca

Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon and Puget Sound orcas. The National Marine Fisheries Service issued its new biological opinion on three organophosphate pesticides — chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion — after a yearslong court fight…

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2017 Likely Wettest Year for Pacific Northwest Since 2011

On Monday we told you about a new record set at Rocky Reach Dam in April – the highest average monthly river flow past the dam since measurements started on the Columbia in 1914. And depending on weather, forecasters predict flows will likely increase through this month. Northwest River Center forecasts are for Columbia River…

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