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2008-09-30 18:01:11

SPOKANE, Wash., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Avista residential and small-farm customers in Washington and Idaho will likely see an increase in monthly electric bills because of a significant loss in benefits to the company under the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) Residential Exchange Program. Avista passes the benefit to its qualifying customers as a rate credit on monthly electric bills. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040128/SFW031LOGO) The Residential...

2008-09-29 03:00:29

By Anonymous Idaho utility regulators oppose a Bonneville Power Administration decision to eliminate or radically reduce electric rate credits to 85 percent of residential and small-farm electric customers in the state. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission said in a release Sept. 25 that it will pursue all available legal remedies to address "this punitive and egregious error." BPA this week established new power rates and Residential Exchange Program credits that essentially eliminated...

2008-09-24 21:00:19

Anglers may retain two adult fall chinook salmon in the Columbia River beginning Thursday. Washington and Oregon officials on Tuesday liberalized the limit from one adult chinook to two between Warior Rock on Sauvie Island and Bonneville Dam. Washington's limit is six salmon, with no more than two adults. State and tribal biologists met Monday and projected the run of Columbia upriver bright fall chinook at 212,500. Under a new 10-year Columbia River salmon sharing plan between the...

2008-09-17 00:00:15

By Tyler Graf Portland Bureau of Planning is stepping up efforts to finish the North Reach phase of its River Plan, which will change elements of the city's future policies for industrial land near the Willamette River. The North Reach area extends from the Fremont Bridge on the west side and the Broadway Bridge on the east side, out north to the confluence with the Columbia River. Throughout the remainder of the fall, the city will meet with stakeholders and hold forums to discuss the...

2008-09-16 21:00:16

By ERIK ROBINSON Alcoa will scoop 56,000 cubic yards of PCB-tainted sediment from the Columbia River near its old Vancouver smelter under a legally binding agreement reached this week with the state Department of Ecology. The agreement culminates a long-running negotiation between the company and state regulators. It follows the revelation last year by researchers who found alarmingly high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls, a suspected carcinogen, in the tissue of clams living in the...

2008-09-16 15:00:33

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 12, 2008) - HAWKEYE Energy is pleased to announce that it has filed formal submission documents with BC Hydro registering the company for B.C. Hydro's 2008 Clean Power Call (CPC) which is also referred to as the Request for Proposal (RFP). HAWKEYE submitted Phase 1 of its 350 MW run-of-river GREEN ENERGY GRID(TM) portfolio into the (CPC) with a mandate to construct twelve (12) run-of-river projects totaling 180 megawatts (MWs) of renewable green...

2008-09-12 21:00:14

By ALLEN THOMAS Fall chinook salmon retention in the lower Columbia River will not close early, instead remaining open through Tuesday. Washington and Oregon officials made the decision on Thursday to leave fall chinook angling between Tongue Point and Bonneville Dam open through the scheduled season, which concludes at the end of Tuesday. Chinook retention at Buoy 10 in the Columbia River estuary closed a week earlier than scheduled, and rumors on the river had an early closure looming...

2008-09-12 12:00:18

By Scott Sandsberry I am having some issues with the run of fall chinook salmon currently coming up the Columbia River. The main issue is, they aren't inclined to bite. Specifically, they aren't inclined to bite anything I have on the end of my fishing line. Fall chinook are notorious for being non-biters. In most years, however, I have had some luck in tricking two or three of them into biting. Not this year. I have to admit, I haven't fished for them very hard. But I have been out a...

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2008-09-10 14:31:46

An oceanographer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Tuesday a change in atmospheric conditions has generated a feast for West Coast salmon and other marine life off the U.S. west coast. The change last fall in a cycle known as the Pacific Decadal Oscillation means that cold water from the Gulf of Alaska is now being carried down the west coast, bringing with it an abundance of tiny creatures called copepods that form the basis of the food chain, said Bill...

2008-09-10 12:00:44

An independent analysis performed by Hardy Energy Consulting and released today by Puget Sound Energy (PSE) finds that competing proposed new public utility districts (NPUDs) in Skagit, Island and Jefferson counties will face a lengthened phase-in process to access low-cost power from the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) if they succeed in getting approved by Washington state voters in November and meet other requirements. As a result, the NPUDs and all existing Public Utility District...


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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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