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Dec. 2, 2014

EPA Releases Cleanup Plan For Seattle’s Polluted Duwamish River

Federal environmental regulators increase the price tag that responsible parties will have to cover for dredging and other work to clean up Seattle's dirty river.

Dec. 1, 2014

Infrared Trail Counters Help Monitor Use In Olympic Forest

Remote infrared trail counters are helping forest managers better understand when and where people hike in the Olympic National Forest.

Idaho Sockeye Salmon Success Could Be A Blueprint

Fisheries biologists say strategies used to bring back from the brink of extinction a population of central Idaho sockeye salmon have been so successful they could be used as a blueprint to prevent other extinctions.

Oregon Proposes Tax Credit Rollback For Biomass

The Oregon Department of Energy is proposing a change that would reduce tax incentives for biomass facilities.

How One Complaint Reveals The Flaws In Oregon’s Pesticide Regulation

As lawmakers weigh new rules for weed killer on Oregon forests, an investigation into a drift complaint in the southern part of the state shows even routine, cautious pesticide applications using helicopters can result in drift across protected waters and citizen complaints.

Nov. 28, 2014

Road De-Icing Researchers Say Hold The Salt, Pass The Vodka By-Product

The search is on to find an alternative to salting the roads in winter. Salt helps melt the ice, but it also builds up in stream beds and drinking water.

LNG Project On North Oregon Coast Ready For Public To Have Its Say

The Oregon LNG liquefied natural gas project in Warrenton has reached a milestone in its seemingly endless permitting process. Three permits are up for review and open for public comment until Jan. 17.

Nov. 26, 2014

5 Ways To Reduce Your Thanksgiving Food Waste

You might think you're going to eat all that Thanksgiving turkey. But experts say Americans will throw out more than a third of the turkey meat we bought for the holiday. It doesn't have to be that way.

Barges Running Aground At Lewiston As Dredging Controversy Drags On

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and local port officials describe dredging as an urgent need at Idaho's only seaport. Critics call it a boondoggle and a setback to salmon and lamprey recovery.

BLM Reverses Decision To Permit Wolf And Coyote Hunting Derby In Idaho

Federal land managers are rescinding a permit that would have allowed a competition to hunt wolves and coyotes in Idaho.