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This image from an explanatory video shows how scientists from Pacific Northwest National Lab collected air samples near Manaus, Brazil.

What Was Our Air Like Before Industry? A Scientist In Richland Is Sniffing The Amazon To Find Out

As a U.S. Department of Energy plane flew over the Amazon rainforest, it sipped and sampled air in real time. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientist Manish Shrivastava sampled the air over the Amazon to come up with a scientifically accurate baseline of pre-industrial air. Continue Reading What Was Our Air Like Before Industry? A Scientist In Richland Is Sniffing The Amazon To Find Out

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Timber Lake Job Corps Center student Marvin Nez carries a section of fallen log to be placed in the water during a streamside restoration project on the Clackamas River on Sept. 29, 2009, in Estacada, Ore. The project enhances the spawning areas of native salmon on the river. CREDIT: KEITH RIGGS/USDA-Forest Service

Federal Government To Close Forest Service Job Training Centers Near Yakima And Portland

The Trump administration announced Friday it will close two U.S. Forest Service job training centers in Oregon and Washington. The Timber Lake Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center (CCC) in Estacada, Oregon, and the Fort Simcoe CCC near Yakima, Washington, are two of nine facilities nationwide that will close. Continue Reading Federal Government To Close Forest Service Job Training Centers Near Yakima And Portland

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The new entrance sign telegraphs the state-tribal partnership to manage the new state park. CREDIT: WA STATE PARKS

Washington’s Newest State Park Is In The Works Along Nisqually River Near Eatonville

Washington is getting its first new full-service state park in many years. The planned park build-out is on land the state owns along the Nisqually River near Eatonville, Washington. Nisqually State Park will be developed thanks to $3 million included in a state construction budget to be signed into law by Washington’s governor Tuesday. Continue Reading Washington’s Newest State Park Is In The Works Along Nisqually River Near Eatonville

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A wind mill supplies water to a stock tank, surrounded by wind turbines of the Smoky Hills Wind Project near Wilson, Kansas. CREDIT: ORLIN WAGNER/AP

An Old Northeastern Oregon Wind Farm Could Get A Tech Upgrade

New technology could help a wind farm in Eastern Oregon work more efficiently. Officials are voting Friday on the updates to the wind farm. Wind turbines are expected to last about 20 years. Oregon’s Stateline Wind Farm is getting up there – construction started way back in 2001. That’s why the farm’s owners are asking to update part of the facility. Continue Reading An Old Northeastern Oregon Wind Farm Could Get A Tech Upgrade

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