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Avista says it will produce completely clean electricity by 2045

Avista Corp. has announced plans to produce 100% clean electricity by 2045.


Earth, meet Polo: Ralph Lauren unveils plastic bottle shirt

Polo Ralph Lauren launches version of iconic shirt crafted entirely out of recycled plastic bottles.


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 6:04 p.m.

Target pushes suppliers to go green, too

Target Corp. has announced a sweeping set of goals to reduce its carbon footprint that for the first time puts pressure on its suppliers to do the same.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 11:57 a.m.

Amazon aims to cut its carbon footprint

Amazon, which ships millions of packages a year to shopper’s doorsteps, says it wants to be greener.


Looking for a socially-conscious holiday gift? You may have to decide between principles and price.

Byrne’s conundrum is one shared by shoppers wanting to support eco-friendly, social-justice oriented or politically-savvy brands without breaking the bank. Especially around the holidays, retailers make a point of promoting …


Can gas engines be greener than electric vehicles? Depends on electricity source

If you want a gasoline engine that is greener than a fully electric vehicle, you’ll have to buy a car that’s a lot more fuel efficient than the one you’re …


Our favorite decor in Pantone’s Color of the Year, Greenery

Pantone selected its 2017 Color of the Year, Greenery, based on research that shows everyone just wants a big, deep breath of air. “We don’t all have access to the …


Getting There: Grant will help airport cut planes’ emissions

Spokane International Airport is getting green on the tarmac. The airport is undertaking a $2.8 million project to reduce exhaust emissions from aircraft and ground-based generators.


Certified eco-labels ensure right choice

Are you a green shopper? Do you regularly seek out products that claim to better for the planet? These days, it’s getting harder and harder to know which products are …


Stevens County company has state energy tie

Borgford BioEnergy LLC in Stevens County is one of four Washington companies that will work with the Department of Natural Resources on renewable energy projects using biomass from state lands. …


Cleanup of Palouse River murky

PULLMAN – Wilda Patton knew there was something wrong with the water in the Palouse River. “I didn’t know what it was in it that made it poor quality,” said …


Spokane supports more bike routes and events

Lori Arpin sees them riding by constantly near her Hangman Valley home. “We have so many bicyclists going by – like flocks,” said Arpin, who likes to ride a bike …


Pot grower ordered to pay for environmental damage

A Mexican national arrested last August when federal and state agents shut down a large marijuana growing operation in the Okanogan and Wenatchee national forests was sentenced to 75 months …


Water tab merits a few lashes with a dry noodle

I was brought up to be exceedingly stingy with water. I was raised in the arid West, where a brown trickle of water was styled “the South Platte River.” Water …


Idaho wildland agencies need volunteers

Will Cline says “I have a problem with just sitting in the living room,” and that explains, to some extent, why the 81-year old Coeur d’Alene resident has been a …


Getting greener

When 50,000 runners and walkers reach for water during Bloomsday, they leave quite a few paper cups behind. In previous years, cleanup crews have swiftly removed the trampled cups as …


Plan to go green has some seeing red

Citing fears of meddling by the United Nations and concern over increased government spending, some Spokane City Council members are opposing suggestions from a local task force that wants to …


Treasure exhibit opens this summer in Bozeman

Gold galleons, buried jewels and plundered booty: no summer vacation should be without a good treasure hunt! This summer, Bozeman, Montana’s Museum of the Rockies provides the tools and tutorials …


Our View: Buildings contribute a third of greenhouse gases

The article on Earth Day about the Bank of America Financial Center’s drive to recycle is a reminder that buildings are a major environmental player, especially in the area of …


Home fulfills ‘triple-bottom line’

The man who oversaw renovation of two downtown edifices with environmentally friendly features and an aim to build community is bringing those philosophies home. To be precise, he is using …


It’s never too early to be thinking green

Kids these days. They’ve got the weight of the world – and the atmosphere – on their shoulders. When it comes to environmental issues, they’re caught between conflicting tensions, says …


Group hopes to grow green businesses

A new grassroots movement hopes to foster investment in area “green” businesses — but first needs some green of its own. The Sustainable Local Investments Partnership would seek to set …


Coming clean on coming late

I’ll tell you a secret, if you don’t rat me out to CdA Parks Director Doug Eastwood and his wife, Dee. I enjoyed their daughter Valerie’s wedding reception at the …