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2011-03-02 14:23:00

A critical look at the extraordinary efforts to save Pacific Northwest salmon Watch full episodes at pbs.org/nature NEW YORK, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The annual runs of millions of salmon once defined the Pacific Northwest. Now, their alarming absence is shaping the region. The Columbia River was once among the most productive salmon fisheries on the planet. Today, many Columbia River Basin populations are already extinct, and of those remaining, thirteen more,...

2011-02-16 18:34:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A letter from William Stelle, Jr. - the Regional Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service - has cleared the way for one of the region's most complex and significant clean up/remediation projects along the Willamette River. The letter, known as a Biological Opinion [https://pcts.nmfs.noaa.gov/pls/pcts-pub/biop_results_detail?reg_inclause_in=('NWR')&idin=122048], provides the...

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2010-12-15 08:37:34

Locke Island is a small island in a bend of the Columbia River in eastern Washington that plays a special role in the culture of the local Indian tribes. Since the 1970s, however, it has been eroding away at a rate that has alarmed tribal leaders. The island is part of the Hanford Reservation, which is managed by the Department of Energy. So the DOE has turned to a team of researchers headed by David Furbish, professor of earth and environmental sciences (E&ES) at Vanderbilt, to study the...

2010-10-26 11:44:00

TSX-VENTURE: SBX VANCOUVER, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ - Sea Breeze Power Corp. is pleased to announce the public release of study results ("Wind Diversity /Correlation Study - Vancouver Island" or the "Study") conducted in collaboration with the Bonneville Power Administration ("BPA" - a United States federal power agency) comparing wind energy regimes of the Columbia River Gorge (within the utility region managed by BPA) with a wind energy regime located on the northern tip of Vancouver...

2010-10-26 06:45:00

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that a subsidiary company received an award from Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) to provide on-site construction administration and inspection services for the build and replacement of transmission lines, substations and ancillary communications projects. In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Tom McDuffie stated, "We are proud to help support BPA on this high-profile...

2010-08-24 07:20:00

OLYMPIA, Wash., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington State Department of Ecology officials are expressing strange and unfounded concerns about irrigators doing an Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Water Conservation Program. In fact, in a recent article (http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/08/13/1128908/mid-columbia-farmers-at-odds-with.html), Ken Slattery, Director of the Department of Ecology's Water Resources Program, claims that "evapotranspiration" (i.e., an alleged loss...

2010-08-06 17:32:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from The Coalition for Oregon's Future on the release of the Gorge Casino final EIS "This procedural step doesn't change the fact that Oregonians and Oregon's next Governor -- not the federal government -- will have the final word on whether an off-reservation casino in the Columbia Gorge is approved. And a majority of Oregonians and both leading candidates for Governor oppose an off reservation Gorge casino. The release...

2010-04-21 17:24:00

SAN DIEGO, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Bumble Bee Foods®, marketer of America's leading premium seafood brand, has announced completion of significant sodium reductions across its line of canned albacore and light meat tuna products. Further sodium reducing initiatives are in the works for the remaining products in the company's portfolio. Following an almost two-year process, supermarkets will begin receiving the Bumble Bee albacore and light meat tuna with reduced sodium...

2010-02-09 07:30:00

OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week, over 40 Washington State Senate and House members sent letters (http://uploading.com/files/get/5e5cf814/ and http://uploading.com/files/get/49d56412/) to Governor Christine Gregoire, urging her to support the immediate implementation of the Water Conservation Operation & Maintenance Program (O&M Water Conservation Program), which would allow irrigators to utilize seasonal water conservation measures such as: Irrigation Scheduling,...

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2010-01-22 08:59:26

Civil engineers at the University of Washington and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Seattle office have taken a first look at how dams in the Columbia River basin, the nation's largest hydropower system, could be managed for a different climate. They developed a new technique to determine when to empty reservoirs in the winter for flood control and when to refill them in the spring to provide storage for the coming year. Computer simulations showed that switching to the new management...


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Columbia Plateau
2013-04-19 16:35:47

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....

2012-06-15 07:32:22

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...

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2005-06-15 14:36:36

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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