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Climate change, invasive species, the Columbia River Treaty, salmon reintroduction, and how hydropower fits into a clean energy future. These were some of the main topics explored at the International Columbia Basin Transboundary Conference in Kimberley, B.C., Sept. 12-14.

The Northwest Power and Conservation Council approved the release of a draft report to Congress for fiscal year 2019, beginning a 90-day public review period. The annual report on the state of the Columbia River is required under the Northwest Power Act. The 38-page document outlines many of… Read More

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Climate change, invasive species, the Columbia River Treaty, salmon reintroduction, and how hydropower fits into a clean energy future. These were some of the main topics explored at the International Columbia Basin Transboundary Conference in Kimberley, B.C., Sept. 12-14. Read More

Should citizens in Canada and the U.S. establish an International River Basin Organization and use it to replace or enhance the Columbia River Treaty process? The idea was presented, debated and then discussed in small groups as the last session of Columbia Basin Transboundary Conference in … Read More

While various attempts to reduce avian predation on young Columbia River salmon and steelhead have been successful, some of the predatory birds have simply moved to new—and potentially more damaging—locations in the estuary, a lead researcher told the Northwest Power and Conservation Council… Read More

A divided FERC on Sept. 19 proposed sweeping revisions in rules for implementing PURPA, drawing cheers from utility groups, an attack from the Solar Energy Industries Association, and a caution flag from an industrial-customers organization. Read More