Don C. Brunell

Don Brunell

Removing Snake River dams is unwise | Brunell

From fish to electrical power, removing the dams could be disastrous to Washington.

 

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Super Bowl ads: super expensive, super perplexing | Brunell

However, one advertiser —Weather Tech — stood above the rest.

 

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Portland carbon tax may doom recyclers

The new taxes would raise more than $11 million from about 80 companies, including the Owens-Brockway plant.

 

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Hydrogen gaining momentum as replacement truck fuel | Brunell

Drivers that use hydrogen can “fuel up” faster, and energy can be stored indefinitely without loss.

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Don Brunell

‘Work from home’ is here to stay | Brunell

Working from home jumped 12,000 percent last year, and 42 percent of the labor force is working from home full time.

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Don Brunell

Bracing for bigger changes | Brunell

We need to rethink how we go about our lives — which means considering making remote learning and working more permanent.

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Don Brunell

Wildfires were the ‘big polluters’ of 2020 | Don Brunell

COVID-19 might have done a number on the economy, but wildfires took more than 8.6 million acres of land this last year.

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Don Brunell

Despite COVID, wreaths were placed across America | Don Brunell

More than 1.7 million wreaths were placed on the grave markers of fallen service members.

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Don Brunell

Introducing wind blade cement | Brunell

Using old wind turbine blades in concrete reduces CO2 emissions by 27 percent.

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Don Brunell

E-waste reduction requires innovative approaches | Brunell

Less than 13 percent of electronics are recycled — the rest is dumped.

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Don Brunell

Boeing’s good news | Brunell

Boeing’s revamped 737MAX to ready to return to service.

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Don Brunell

Coronavirus spurring air cargo growth | Brunell

Air cargo sector has retained 92 percent of its business during the pandemic.

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Don Brunell

Diversity in America’s military | Don Brunell

A history of integration on America’s military.

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Don Brunell

President uses rare order to break China’s hammerlock on critical metals | Brunell

The only American rare earth mine is located in California, but it has to be processed in Canada.

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Don Brunell

Coronavirus stimulates RV sales and rentals | Don Brunell

Recreational vehicles rentals have increased 650 percent this year.

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Coronavirus compounding recycling calamity | Don Brunell

Coronavirus compounding recycling calamity | Don Brunell

Daily medical waste is now totaling 240 metric tons.

Coronavirus compounding recycling calamity | Don Brunell
How businesses and drones help restore scorched forestlands | Don Brunell

How businesses and drones help restore scorched forestlands | Don Brunell

Drones can help plant trees 150 times faster than an experienced (human) tree planter.

How businesses and drones help restore scorched forestlands | Don Brunell
Time to revisit forest management | Don Brunell

Time to revisit forest management | Don Brunell

While COVID-19 has the country metaphorically on fire, America’s forests are actually burning.

Time to revisit forest management | Don Brunell
Colder weather could chill restaurant recovery | Don Brunell

Colder weather could chill restaurant recovery | Don Brunell

Summer helped restaurants — will winter kill them?

Colder weather could chill restaurant recovery | Don Brunell
New nuclear power needs solution inclusion | Don Brunell

New nuclear power needs solution inclusion | Don Brunell

Even Washingtonians need nuclear power, and the state gets 70 percent of their electricity from hydropower.

New nuclear power needs solution inclusion | Don Brunell