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2011-08-09 16:53:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 1,000 American businesses have asked President Obama for decisive change in the government's failed policy to restore endangered wild salmon and steelhead in the Columbia and Snake Rivers. The request comes in a letter released today, following U.S. District Judge James Redden ruling on August 2, 2011 finding the administration's current salmon plan illegal. Salmon are a mainstay of economies and jobs for the entire west coast....

2011-08-02 18:52:00

Fishing, conservation groups call for solutions table on salmon crisis PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. District Court Judge James Redden ruled today that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Service failed for the third time in ten years to produce a legal and scientifically adequate plan to protect imperiled Columbia-Snake River salmon from extinction. The harm to these species has been largely caused by operation of the...

2011-06-01 16:13:00

BOISE, Idaho, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IDACORP, Inc.'s (NYSE: IDA) principal subsidiary Idaho Power Company (Idaho Power) today filed an application with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (IPUC) to increase Idaho Power's base rates for electricity by approximately $83 million per year, or a 9.9 percent overall average increase. Idaho Power anticipates the IPUC will evaluate the request and expects that any resulting rate change will not become effective until Jan. 1, 2012....

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2010-12-15 16:09:02

Rising concentrations of zinc in a waterway on Colorado's Western Slope may be the result of climate change that is affecting the timing of annual snowmelt, says a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.The study focused on the Snake River watershed just west of the Continental Divide near Keystone, Colo., where CU-Boulder researchers have observed a four-fold increase in dissolved zinc over the last 30 years during the lowest water flow months, said Caitlin Crouch. Crouch, a...

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...

2010-02-09 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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2010-01-10 10:15:00

Case study: Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry System detected 98 percent of tagged fish A new acoustic telemetry system tracks the migration of juvenile salmon using one-tenth as many fish as comparable methods, suggests a paper published in the January edition of the American Fisheries Society journal Fisheries. The paper also explains how the system is best suited for deep, fast-moving rivers and can detect fish movement in more places than other tracking methods. The Juvenile Salmon...

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2009-12-14 06:55:00

Plume slants northwest; magma body bigger than thought The most detailed seismic images yet published of the plumbing that feeds the Yellowstone supervolcano shows a plume of hot and molten rock rising at an angle from the northwest at a depth of at least 410 miles, contradicting claims that there is no deep plume, only shallow hot rock moving like slowly boiling soup. A related University of Utah study used gravity measurements to indicate the banana-shaped magma chamber of hot and molten...

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2009-09-18 07:46:59

Temperature differences, slow water could delay ocean entry Temperature differences and slow-moving water at the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake rivers in Idaho might delay the migration of threatened juvenile salmon and allow them to grow larger before reaching the Pacific Ocean. A team of Northwest researchers are examining the unusual life cycle of the Clearwater's fall Chinook salmon to find out why some of them spend extra time in the cool Clearwater before braving the warm Snake....


Latest Snake River Reference Libraries

Shoshone National Forest
2014-07-31 09:55:03

Shoshone National Forest is located in the state of Wyoming. It is comprised of 2,500,000 acres of protected land and is separated into five districts including the Washakie Ranger District and the Greybull Ranger District. It was part of the Yellowstone Timberland Reserve, which was the first national forest in America, but was given its own status as a national forest in 1891. Evidence has shown that Native American tribes have inhabited the lands of the Shoshone National Forest from as...

Tentacled Snake, Erpeton tentaculatum
2013-10-07 09:56:54

The Tentacled Snake (Erpeton tentaculatum) gets its name from the two fleshy rostral appendages (tentacles) located on the snakes snout. This unique feature allows for simple classification of the species and makes it one of the most easily recognizable snakes on the planet. Each scale-covered tentacle measures less than a quarter inch (4-5 mm). You may also hear this species referred to as the Fishing Snake or the Tentacled Fishing Snake because the species is strictly piscivorous, meaning...

Mole Snake, Pseudaspis cana
2013-10-07 09:34:45

The Mole Snake (Pseudaspis cana) is a South African species of snake in the Colubridae family. Like a majority of this family, the mole snake is non-venomous, although it can be quite aggressive and has been known to cause severe bite wounds. Although the young have dark markings and spots, a fully developed mole snake is usually mostly one color. Colors may vary from brown, grey, yellow and black. The Mole Snake may grow up to lengths of almost seven feet. Interestingly enough, the color...

2012-06-14 13:09:30

Symbol: PHINI Group: Dicot Family: Brassicaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   PHDII Physaria didymocarpa (Hook.) A. Gray var. integrifolia Rollins Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:WY Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta –...

Idaho Ground Squirrel, (Urocitellus brunneus)
2012-04-23 06:30:00

The Idaho ground squirrel (Urocitellus brunneus), also called the Idaho Spotted ground squirrel, is one of the largest of the ground squirrel breed. It has two subspecies, both located in Idaho. Both the northern and southern Idaho ground squirrels have a sexual diphorism, where the males are usually larger than the females. This ground squirrel species generally weighs between .3 pounds and .4 pounds, with an average length of 9.2 inches. They hibernate from eight to nine months a year. The...

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