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TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2011

MONDAY, SEPT. 12, 2011

SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2011

Undated handout photo shows NASA scientists collecting data from thawing Arctic ice during the U.S. agency's ICESCAPE mission in July. (Kathryn Hansen / NASA)

Arctic ice melt nears record

CLIMATE CHANGE -- Driven by an unprecedented meltdown across much of the Canadian North, the planet's Arctic ice cover has retreated this summer to its second-smallest extent in the 30-year satellite era — and may yet shrink beyond the record-setting thaw that alarmed scientists around...

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, 2011

FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2011

Sunset over Lake Coeur d'Alene's Wolf Lodge Bay from the Mineral Ridge hiking trail. (Linda Lantzy / Idaho Scenic Images)

Lake Coeur d'Alene drawdown has begun

LAKES -- Avista began the annual fall drawdown of Lake Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday. The lake will be gradually lowered approximately a foot from full pool by the end of September, and an additional 1½ feet per month thereafter until reaching its winter level. Property...

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Outdoors blog

Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column.