Solar power boom, NOAA report on hot 2015 summer, Swan Lake mystery, Instagram photo contest
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News about energy and natural resources in the Pacific Northwest

Taking Stock of the Solar Power Boom


Over the past eight years, installations have grown from around 1 gigawatt to just over 22 gigawatts, according to Department of Energy data, and most of it just in the last four years. Read more.

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MAY 10-11 : Council Meeting in Boise

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NOAA report on lessons learned from summer 2015 hot river

Last summer turned brutally hot for salmon in the Columbia River. Dam and fish managers report on how that experience will help them prepare for future temperature emergencies.

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The mystery of Swan Lake

Fish “detectives” are using biochemistry to try to unravel an intriguing mystery: How did walleye get into Swan Lake?

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We’re Kicking Off a Photo Contest on Instagram!

Share your photos of sights around the Columbia Basin. Follow us and tag photos #nwcouncil to tell the story of where we live and why we love it.

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