City of Edmonds Becomes 1st in Washington to Commit to 100% Renewables

The city of Edmonds in Washington has committed to a community-wide goal of transitioning to 100 per cent clean and renewable energy by 2025. The resolution was approved in the Edmonds City Council on Tuesday 27 June, making Edmonds the first city or town in the state of Washington to …

Starbucks Commits To “Green Direct” Tariff In Home State Of Washington

The world’s most iconic coffee shop has committed to a new long-term renewable electricity tariff, the “Green Direct” tariff, in its home state of Washington in an effort to ensure all its local facilities are powered 100% by renewable energy. Starbucks is one of several iconic brands which have subscribed …

Northwest Nuclear Plant Gets ‘White Finding’ From Federal Investigation

Tuesday the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission scolded the Northwest’s only nuclear power plant. The NRC said the Columbia Generating Station in southeast Washington improperly packaged, mis-labeled and shipped too-hot radioactive waste. The NRC gave the errant shipment its white finding. In federal-government-speak that’s something that is a low-to-moderate safety problem. …

Cheers to This: Beer That’s Good for the Climate

A new beer from Patagonia Provisions and Hopworks Urban Brewery is made with Kernza, a perennial grain designed to save water, protect soil, and absorb carbon. Long Root Ale, a pale ale hitting the market today from Patagonia Provisions and Hopworks Urban Brewery, is sustainably brewed and made with organic ingredients, …

Leonardo DiCaprio Given Rival Invitations to Visit Great Barrier Reef

Scientists and tour operators on the Great Barrier Reef have extended a “non-political” offer to show Leonardo DiCaprio the impacts of coral bleaching, after the Queensland government responded to the actor’s comments on bleaching by inviting him to visit the reef. Dean Miller, a marine biologist and science director of …

U.S. Uranium Production Report – Annual

Total uranium drilling was 1,518 holes covering 0.9 million feet, 13% fewer holes than in 2015. Expenditures for uranium drilling in the United States were $29 million in 2015, an increase of 2% compared with 2014. Mining, production, shipments, and sales U.S. uranium mines produced 3.7 million pounds U3O8 in …