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Our Northwest Energy
12:15 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

NW Businesses Back Global Warming Bill

SEATTLE - Business lobbies have pushed hard against global warming proposals in Congress. But a group of Northwest companies says tackling climate change will be good for business. They're calling on lawmakers to support an energy bill sponsored by Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman. Among the key elements of the proposal is a cap-and-trade system. It would make industries pay for the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses they release into the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels. Sarah Severn with Nike says that's an important step toward a clean-energy economy.

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Corinna Nicolaou
10:39 am
Wed April 27, 2011

I Pet Squirrel: Corinna Nicolaou

NWPR Commentator Corinna Nicolaou
Corinna Nicolaou Northwest Public Radio

As a young girl, commentator Corinna Nicolaou's silent dream was to have a relationship with animals like Snow White. She gets her wish, and a rabies shot too.

You can read more of Corinna's commentary at her blog

Corinna Nicolaou
8:57 am
Tue April 19, 2011

Date with Dad: Corinna Nicolaou

NWPR Commentator Corinna Nicolaou
Corinna Nicolaou Northwest Public Radio

Corinna recalls the excitement of being a little girl on a date with her dad, and how, through the eyes of a seven-year-old, she understood  why they ended.

You can read more of Corinna's commentary at her blog

Corinna Nicolaou
8:55 am
Tue April 19, 2011

Corinna's Laundry: Corinna Nicolaou

NWPR Commentator Corinna Nicolaou
Corinna Nicolaou Northwest Public Radio

What does laundry have to do with feminism? Corinna's grandmother says even feminists have to do laundry.

You can read more of Corinna's commentary at her blog

Corinna Nicolaou
8:31 am
Tue April 19, 2011

Gifts And Letting Go: Corinna Nicolaou

NWPR Commentator Corinna Nicolaou
Corinna Nicolaou Northwest Public Radio

Have you ever struggled with finding the perfect gift for that special someone? For NWPR commentator Corinna Nicolaou one gift offered a lesson in letting go.

You can read more of Corinna's commentary at her blog

Corinna Nicolaou
7:50 am
Tue April 19, 2011

Break In Case Of Emergency: Corinna Nicolaou

NWPR Commentator Corinna Nicolaou
Corinna Nicolaou Northwest Public Radio

Did you have a fascination with fire stations as a child? The red trucks...and the fireman themselves? For Northwest commentaor Corinna Nicolaou, the fascination was also a desire to connect with her father.

You can read more of Corinna's commentary at her blog

Corinna Nicolaou
7:03 am
Tue April 19, 2011

New Year's Clutter: Corinna Nicolaou

NWPR Commentator Corinna Nicolaou
Corinna Nicolaou Northwest Public Radio

Many people have a New Year's resolution to de-clutter their lives. That's not the case for Northwest Public Radio commentator Corinna Nicolaou. Custom shelves were needed to store her husband's things from childhood.

You can read more of Corinna's commentary at her blog

Our Northwest Energy
12:14 pm
Fri June 4, 2010

Race Against The Clock To Save Island Forest

Conservationists are in a race against the clock to save a sizable forest on Whidbey Island. The Whidbey Camano Land Trust needs to raise about $2.5 million between now and next Thursday. Land trust director Pat Powell hopes the ugly pictures from the Gulf oil spill motivate donors.

Pat Powell: “People are really thinking about protecting natural heritage. This is a place – Whidbey Island – that is special for everyone. Protecting the forest helps protect the island, Puget Sound and really helps us to pay back our planet.”

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Our Northwest Water
12:00 am
Wed June 2, 2010

Salmon Migration Study Back On Track

Scientists hope to gain new information about salmon migration patterns now that an in-depth study is back on track. Researchers at Oregon State University had to put their efforts on hold for the past two years. That's because most salmon fishing was restricted along the west coast. The goal of the research is to more accurately pinpoint where salmon from specific rivers spend their time in the ocean. OSU marine researcher Gil Sylvia says that could eventually mean fewer wide scale shutdowns of the salmon industry to protect endangered fish.

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Our Northwest Energy
11:24 am
Tue May 25, 2010

Washington's Only Nuclear Power Plant Criticized For Six Unplanned Shut-downs

RICHLAND, Wash. – The Columbia Generating Station in Richland, Washington, has been coming increased federal scrutiny lately. Washington's only commercial nuclear power plant has had six unplanned shutdowns in the last two years. The National Regulatory Commission held a hearing about the plant's performance Tuesday.

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