Kaiser is the first musher of Yup’ik descent to win the Iditarod sled dog race. His win is a significant point of pride for Alaska’s indigenous people. Continue Reading Peter Kaiser Takes First In Iditarod — Marking A Win For Alaskan Natives
The Trump administration is lifting restrictions meant to protect greater sage grouse across seven western states. In Oregon grazing restrictions are being removed in 13 locations that provide habitat for the imperiled birds. Continue Reading Federal Action Removes Grazing Restrictions Meant To Protect Sage Grouse In Western States
All this snow so late in the season prompts the much-asked question: Is this climate change? Kathie Dello, a climatologist with Oregon State University in Corvallis, says this late-winter snow is perfectly normal. But, it doesn’t mean the larger picture is all fine. Continue Reading East Of The Cascades, Lingering Snow Means Struggle For Northwest Fauna
Over the past eight years, Washington has lost 170 residential beds for hard-to-place foster youth. But now there’s a push in Olympia to nearly double provider reimbursement rates in an effort to reverse the trend. Continue Reading Hotel Stays Put Pressure On Washington Lawmakers To Increase Foster Care Funding
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination, signed legislation Thursday to bump the state’s presidential primary from late May to early March. It’s a move designed to make Washington, a frequently overlooked state with just 12 electoral votes, more relevant in the nominating process. Continue Reading Washington Bumps Up Its Presidential Primary To March, Seeking To Be More Relevant
The Bureau of Land Management is offering people $1,000 if they’ll adopt a wild horse. The agency says more than 80,000 wild horses and burros are on rangelands across the West right now. The animals can damage rangeland and when their populations are high some of them starve. Continue Reading Wild Horses Could Drag You Away – To The Bank. The Government Will Pay You $1,000 To Adopt One
According to a new federal drought monitor map, the long-running dry spell finally looks to be over in most of the Northwest. Heavy snows and precipitation in February and early March have made up the difference. That’s good news for ranchers, irrigators, river rafters and salmon.
Continue Reading A Punch Of Late Winter Weather Means Diminished Drought Across The Northwest
After hours of contentious floor debate, the Washington House of Representatives passed a low-carbon fuel standard this week. The result, if the state Senate also passes it: Cleaner fuels could start flowing from gas pumps in Washington state over the coming decade. Continue Reading Cleaner Fuels Could Soon Power Washington Cars If New Fuel Standard Passes Legislature
For years, America sold millions of tons of used yogurt cups, juice containers, shampoo bottles and other kinds of plastic trash to China to be recycled into new products. But last year the Chinese government dropped a bombshell on the world recycling business: They cut back almost all imports of trash. And now a lot of that plastic gets shipped to other countries that don’t have the capacity to recycle it or dispose of it safely. Continue Reading Where Will Your Plastic Trash Go Now That China Doesn’t Want It?
A research project to model the effects from a Cascadia megaquake found higher risk of collapse for modern tall buildings than previously thought. Continue Reading ‘Bowl Of Jello Effect’ Raises Risk Of Tall Buildings Collapsing In Cascadia Quake, Scientists Say
The Federal Aviation Administration says it is temporarily grounding all Boeing 737 Max aircraft operated by U.S. airlines or in U.S. territory. Continue Reading FAA Grounds Boeing 737 Max Planes In U.S., Pending Investigation
Genetically engineered salmon are one step closer to winding up on store shelves, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifted an import ban. It’s a move that’s concerning to tribes, food groups and environmentalists. Continue Reading Genetically Engineered Salmon Swim Closer To Store Shelves, Concerning Tribes And Food Groups
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