Latest Columbia River Stories
By Gail Kinsey Hill, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Jul. 21--Utilities and independent developers are poised to more than quadruple the amount of wind power in the Northwest, a huge increase that underscores the region's push for renewable energy.
By Hagadone, Zach The Stoller Corporation, a Colorado-based environmental, waste management, remediation, and ecological services company, has been awarded a two-year, $18.5 million contract extension for management of the disposal facility at the abandoned Hanford nuclear site in Washington.
By Crompton, Kim Inland Power & Light Co., the Spokane-based electric cooperative that obtains all of its power from the Bonneville Power Administration, says it's exploring the possibility of participating in a non-federal power pool to meet some of its future energy needs.
By Mary Hopkin, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 19--The Columbia River was the backdrop Friday as Gov. Chris Gregoire announced state funding for two new water supply projects in the Tri-Cities and a landmark agreement that could lead to new state water permits for the first time in 30 years.
By Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 18--WASHINGTON -- Rural communities could see improved air ambulance service under a bill introduced Thursday in Congress by Washington Republican Reps. Doc Hastings and Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
By Scott Sandsberry, Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash. Jul. 17--YAKIMA -- Anticipation over a possible sockeye fishing season at Lake Wenatchee has blossomed to even greater levels over the past several days as two other similar fisheries appear unlikely to happen.
By Pratik Joshi, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 16--Benton County Commissioner Claude Oliver hopes to build on the discussions he recently had in Chicago to promote nuclear energy and medical isotopes.
By Chris Mulick, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 14--The state Department of Ecology is planning a study that will broaden a federal effort to consider new reservoir sites in the thirsty Yakima Basin.
LePage and Albert Phillippi parks along the lower John Day River have reopened after being closed due to nearby wild fires. Fire and law enforcement personnel evacuated the parks on Thursday and closed Bigelow Canyon.
By ALLEN THOMAS Having exceeded harvest guidelines, sturgeon angling in the Bonneville pool of the Columbia River Gorge will shift to catch-and- release beginning Saturday.
The Columbia Plateau ecoregion is a Level III ecoregion designed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington, with little areas over the Washington state border in Idaho. This ecoregion stretches across a wide swath of the Columbia River Basin from the Dalles, Oregon to Lewiston, Idaho to Okanogan, Washington near the Canadian border. It incorporates nearly 500 miles of the Columbia River, as well as the lower reaches of major tributaries....
Symbol: GRCO Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Biennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48 N Synonyms: GRNAC Grindelia nana Nutt. ssp. columbiana Piper GRNAD Grindelia nana Nutt. var. discoidea (Nutt.) A. Gray Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:ID, OR, WA Classification: Kingdom Plantae – Plants Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular...
The Short-horned Lizard is a small lizard that occurs in North America. Like other horned lizards, it is often wrongly called the "Horned Toad", but it is not a toad at all. It is a reptile, not an amphibian. It is also one of five species of lizards found in Canada. Taxonomy The taxonomy of the Short-horned Lizard is in the midst of a major revision based on recent research. As of 2004, accepted nomenclature recognizes two species: Phrynosoma douglasii (Bell 1829), the Pygmy...
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