a street in rural Cashmere WA with semi-arid hills rising behind townPart of a special series in GeekWire, a story by Lisa Stiffler (@lisa_stiffler) takes readers to rural communities in Eastern Washington, where new climate technology facilities are opening. The businesses operating the new facilities are developing technologies to mitigate climate change — raising edible insects, creating fusion energy and more — often funded in part by Biden Administration initiatives. While these communities’ politics may lean in the opposite direction, residents nevertheless appreciate the skilled jobs these companies bring, their dedication to building local relationships, and their philosophies of reuse that mesh with agrarian traditions. Photo by Robert Ashworth via Wikimedia Commons