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Researchers found evidence of gas bubble trauma (GBT) in resident fish at federal dams in the Snake and Columbia rivers during spring spill this year, but not enough to trigger operational changes, a U.S. Geological Survey scientist told the Columbia River Technical Management Team on Dec. 1. Read More

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality awarded four grants totaling $1 million to add 14 electric vehicle fast chargers along major highways across the state, tripling the number of fast chargers currently in the state, according to a Dec. 6 announcement by the department. Read More

John Harrison, information officer for the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, is the author of a new History Press book titled "The Columbia River," a part of the Images of America series. The book features 200 photos from historical archives, government agencies and personal collecti… Read More

For your convenience, NewsData has compiled a list of the acronyms we utilize throughout the Clearing Up publication. Read more

Luminaire-level lighting control (LLLC) systems can cut energy use by as much as 75 percent compared to traditional lighting systems for buildings. But despite that headline, lighting installers and designers aren't sure about the benefits for customers, according to a report from the Northw… Read More

Columbia Riverkeeper resurrected a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that was settled more than seven years ago, noting that the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits that the Corps agreed to apply for still have not been issued for the four lower Columbia Ri… Read More

High spill at lower Snake River dams has dramatically cut the percentages of juvenile fish transported from the dams to the estuary as an alternative to migrating through the hydro system. However, the larger issue of lower fish returns, and models showing the added spill will increase their… Read More

More than half of voters in Washington, Oregon and California say they support a mandate that all new cars sold in their state must be electric by 2030, according to new polling data from Climate Nexus Polling, Yale University and George Mason University. Read More

President Joe Biden on Dec. 8 mandated 100-percent "carbon pollution-free electricity" for federal facilities by 2030 in an executive order aimed at putting all federal operations on track to hitting net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Meanwhile, the Department of Energy moved to tigh… Read More