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Forth’s recent November networking event in Seattle featured three presentations on the buildout of fast-charging infrastructure in Washington. Tonia Buell of the Washington State Department of Transportation, described WSDOT’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Pilot Program (EVIPP), which has awarded funding for the installation of fast charging stations along I-5, I-90 and I-82, to connect eastern and western Washington and build on the West Coast Electric Highway. Brendan O’Donnell of Seattle City Light described SCL’s fast-charging urban pilot project, under which 20...
11/17/2017 - 17:39
Sean O'Leary

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11/17/2017 - 15:45
Rebecca Long

November 17th, 2017|Tags: Holidays|0 Comments.fusion-fullwidth-1 { padding-left: px !important; padding-right: px !important; }By Dylan Stuntz, American Forests Our final Thanksgiving Treet features the walnut! The common walnut (Juglans regia), also called the Persian walnut or English walnut originated in Central Asia, with some legends positing that Alexander the Great exported walnuts to Greece, spreading the tree across the Mediterranean. The common walnut is the edible variety most often grown for...
11/17/2017 - 15:19
American Forests

Arctic drilling acreage reveals the oil sector overreachTim WoodyNov 17, 2017ANCHORAGE, ALASKA Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s bill to authorize oil drilling in the Arctic Refuge has advanced out of committee and is poised to be attached to the Republican tax package. It will then go before the full Senate for a filibuster-proof vote requiring only a simple 51-vote majority to pass.Read more
11/17/2017 - 15:00
Tim Woody

If We Act Now on Climate Change, the Economic Reward Will Be Immense Comments|Add Comment|PrintA new climate economy is blooming. Flickr/Trey Ratcliff. This article was originally posted at The Guardian. Climate negotiators are meeting in Bonn. Beyond the intricacies of the negotiations, here is one key thing to remember instead: about $1tn is already being invested in climate solutions, ranging from renewables and energy efficiency to public transport. To put it simply: for those that act... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more...
11/17/2017 - 14:29
Hayden Higgins

Idaho Statesman reporter, Rocky Barker’s latest  installment on his examination of the struggle to restore salmon and steelhead populations on the Snake and Columbia rivers.  You might also enjoy Rocky’s earlier installments, which follow. The public paid $14 million for an Idaho hatchery — and all its fish have been dying Only 157 endangered Snake River sockeye salmon returned to the Sawtooth Valley this year — and not one of them came from a $14 million hatchery built to help their recovery. The Springfield Hatchery opened in eastern Idaho in 2013, paid for by the Bonneville...
11/17/2017 - 13:13
Sean O'Leary

Soundkeeper supports Senator Cory Booker’s Environmental Justice Act of 2017, a bill that would increase protections for the communities most impacted by pollution. Continue Reading Why we need to approve the Environmental Justice Act of 2017 The post Why we need to approve the Environmental Justice Act of 2017 appeared first on Puget Soundkeeper Alliance.
11/17/2017 - 12:13
Amelia Apfel

In this new Climate Lab video, CI CEO M. Sanjayan takes you inside the world of online shipping and its impacts on the planet.
11/17/2017 - 12:05
Bruno Vander Velde

Photo: justice.govLast week marked the end of the Illinois General Assembly’s 2017 veto session. Fortunately, Dynegy failed in its latest attempt to have the legislature bail out several of its coal plants in central and southern Illinois at the expense of local ratepayers. But the fight isn’t over. Dynegy has been relentless in their efforts to force the public to pay for keeping their aging, polluting, and uneconomic coal power facilities open. Here are some pathways they are pursuing and why it’s important to stop them. The legislature Dynegy, a Texas-based company that owns eight coal...
11/17/2017 - 11:59
Jessica Collingsworth

A social reckoning, government distrust, and more. | Kristin Why is it so hard to act on climate change? Maybe because humans are not good at acting to avoid a loss (faced with possible loss they freeze). But they are good at acting to gain something positive, which could be why campaigns to gain a clean energy future work better than campaigns to avoid climate change losses. “In one study illustrating this tendency, participants viewed a series of pictures and...
11/17/2017 - 09:30

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