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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.

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.

2008-09-05 21:00:21

By JEFFREY MIZE State senators weren't brimming with enthusiasm Thursday for finding as much as $650 million to pay for the Columbia River Crossing project.

2008-09-04 12:00:16

The U.S. Department of Energy says it has selected Mission Support Alliance LLC as support contractor at its Hanford site in Washington State. Department officials said the contract with the Lockheed Martin Corp.

2008-09-03 21:00:10

By ERIK ROBINSON For an area characterized by the trappings of suburbia, the namesake creek on Vancouver's fast-growing northern fringe is surprisingly resilient.

2008-08-30 00:00:16

By ERIK ROBINSON Ocean conditions are shaping up for a big salmon return to the Columbia River and its tributaries beginning next year, according to federal scientists.

2008-08-28 21:00:20

By ALLEN THOMAS Jerry Fritz of Portland holds up a coho salmon caught near Lady Island near the mouth of the Washougal River.

2008-08-27 00:00:24

By ERIK ROBINSON Sea lions sit in two traps on the Columbia River near Bonneville Dam on April 24, shortly before the doors closed, trapping them for removal. The deaths of six sea lions at Bonne-ville Dam remains a whodunit.

2008-08-25 18:00:23

For the first time in 40 years, salmon and steelhead could soon be swimming their way down the Metolius, Crooked and upper Deschutes Rivers as a result of new equipment now in advanced stages of construction.

2008-08-22 21:00:14

By ALLEN THOMAS Chinook salmon retention in the popular Buoy 10 season at the Columbia River mouth will be closed beginning Monday - a week earlier than scheduled - after anglers caught too many fish too quickly.

Latest Columbia River Reference Libraries

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...

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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Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.