Trees Are Migrating West to Escape Climate Change

An individual tree has roots and, of course, it doesn’t move. But trees, as a species, do move over time. They migrate in response to environmental challenges, especially climate change. Surprisingly, they don’t all go to the Poles, where it is cooler. As it turns out, more of them head …

Sea Level Rise Could Sink Internet Infrastructure

Sea level rise may be coming for your Internet. The first ever study to look at the impact of climate change on the Internet found that more than 4,000 miles of fiber optic cable in U.S. coastal regions will be underwater within 15 years and 1,000 traffic hubs will be …

Oregon and Washington Join 20 Countries to Phase Out Coal By 2030

Even though the Trump administration used its only public forum at the COP23 climate talks in Bonn to promote coal, it’s clear that many individual U.S. businesses, cities and entire states would rather keep fossil fuels in the ground. Oregon and Washington state have joined a new global alliance to …

SunPower Breaks Ground in Oregon

SunPower Corp has started construction of the 56MW Gala solar plant in Crook County, Oregon. The company has appointed Moss as the general contractor for the construction work. The project is expected to be complete by the end of 2017, will create about 300 jobs during peak construction. SunPower said …

Allete Clean Energy Planning Expansion of North Dakota Wind Farm

Allete Clean Energy (ACE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Allete, Inc. has announced it will work with Montana-Dakota Utilities (MDU) to expand the Thunder Spirit wind farm in North Dakota. Allete Clean Energy has agreed a 25-year power purchase agreement with MDU, a division of MDU Resources Group, and also has …