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Environment

Towns living among forests have taken notice after recent deadly wildfires in Northern California, particularly after Paradise. But for the rural community of Foots Creek in Southern Oregon, wildfire has long been on their radar. CREDIT: April Ehrlich/JPR News

Across The West, Communities And Landowners Prepare For Their Own Paradise Wildfire Scenario

It’s been a little over a year since the Camp Fire destroyed the town of Paradise, which impacted thousands of lives in Northern California. The disaster also alarmed people across the West, who are now asking themselves: Could a fire like that happen here? Continue Reading Across The West, Communities And Landowners Prepare For Their Own Paradise Wildfire Scenario

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A de Havilland Beaver floatplane converted to electric battery-powered propulsion prepares to land on the Fraser River in Richmond, British Columbia. CREDIT: Tom Banse/N3

It Flew! All-Electric Seaplane Completes Milestone First Flight Near Vancouver, British Columbia

A fully electric seaplane has made its first flight over the mouth of the Fraser River near Vancouver. The maiden flight represents a milestone in the long process of reducing the aviation industry’s emissions, noise and costs by electrifying short-to-medium distance commercial flying. Continue Reading It Flew! All-Electric Seaplane Completes Milestone First Flight Near Vancouver, British Columbia

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Environmental activists rally outside of New York Supreme Court in October in Manhattan, the first day of the trial accusing ExxonMobil of misleading shareholders about its climate change accounting. CREDIT: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Judge Rules In Favor Of Exxon In Climate Change Fraud Case

In a three-week trial, New York state prosecutors argued that the oil company had downplayed the financial risks it faces from possible climate regulation. Attorney General Letitia James said doing so made Exxon’s assets appear more secure than they really were, which in turn affected its share price and defrauded investors. Continue Reading Judge Rules In Favor Of Exxon In Climate Change Fraud Case

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The proposed site at the Port of Kalama where NW Innovation Works is proposing a 90-acre methanol plant. CREDIT: NW INNOVATION WORKS

Lower Columbia River Methanol Refinery Halted By Washington Regulators For Environmental Review

A $2 billion methanol project proposed for the Lower Columbia River town of Kalama, Washington, hit a new roadblock Friday, when the Washington Department of Ecology said the environmental review did not adequately assess its greenhouse gas emissions and contributions to climate change. Continue Reading Lower Columbia River Methanol Refinery Halted By Washington Regulators For Environmental Review

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