Stories tagged: environment
Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 7:51 p.m.
Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina, with tell-tale trails of rainbow-colored sheen indicating potential contamination visible on top of the black floodwaters.
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018
On Saturday, roughly 600 joined in the annual Free the Snake Flotilla, a protest of the four lower Snake River Dams.
Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Saturday called for concrete action to combat the “emergency” of plastics littering seas and oceans, lamenting the lack of effective regulation to protect the …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 10:39 a.m.
A packed chambers of the Spokane City Council urged the panel to approve the law Monday night, beneath a smoky sky and a blood-red sun. Lawmakers did just that, after …
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 5 a.m.
The Spokane City Council will consider a law Monday that calls for the city to use 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2030. Spokane Mayor David Condon has expressed …
Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 12:46 p.m.
Bank of the West’s decision to divest from certain fossil fuel investments has run headlong into threats of retaliation in states that get much of their revenue from coal, oil …
Sat., July 28, 2018, 3:50 p.m.
Thousands of scientists expressed alarm this week at the expansion of the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. A report in BioScience outlined the dangers of building a continuous and impermeable …
UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:43 p.m.
The city of Spokane recently completed a program to remove all lead lines in its water system.
UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 3:40 p.m.
Spokane water may flow next summer to the parched West Plains town of Medical Lake during the dry summer.
Sat., July 21, 2018, 5 a.m.
So-called “Silva Cells,” chambers of fluffy soil and air used to store stormwater, are being constructed with plastic frames beneath several intersections in the historic West Central neighborhood. They’re part …
Sat., July 14, 2018, 4 a.m.
The four dams on the Lower Snake River are in no danger of going away. At least not at the hands of congressional candidates for Eastern Washington.
UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
The Seattle megachain of coffee shops has begun to stop offering plastic straws and is providing recyclable strawless lids at locations in Washington and Oregon. That includes a downtown Spokane …
Sat., May 19, 2018, 5 a.m.
Instead of stomata that open during the day, cacti have stomata that open at night. This helps them survive in extreme conditions. Cacti can still get the carbon dioxide they …
Wed., April 11, 2018, 5:35 p.m.
For decades, environmental rules that protected whales and other marine life from this cacophony have limited the location and frequency of these blasts – preventing oil companies from exploring, and …
Tue., April 10, 2018, 12:14 p.m.
The Washington State Department of Ecology has
Sat., March 31, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
“We’re potentially on the brink of a materials revolution that could help rebalance our relationship with our planet and reshape society for the better. Consumers are looking for brands and …
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 10:24 p.m.
For the third time in a decade, Starbucks on Tuesday made a major commitment to redesigning paper coffee cups so they can be more widely recycled and composted, while emphasizing …
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 6:55 p.m.
Months after three major hurricanes devastated Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, the White House once again proposed slashing spending on government programs to combat climate change.
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 5:32 p.m.
The Islamic State footprint on Iraq’s environment may be unprecedented and permanent, with a toxic legacy that includes wide-scale cattle deaths, fields that no longer yield edible crops and chronic …
Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 12:02 p.m.
Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer announced Monday he will spend $30 million to get young voters to the polls to help Democrats in this year’s midterm elections.
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 5:45 a.m.
A lot of ground was covered in the Great Outdoors in 2017, but no one accomplished a more skillful feat than rock-jock Alex Honnold.
Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 5:16 p.m.
Microsoft announced Monday that it would invest $50 million in a program that provides cloud-computing services and other resources to organizations working on climate change and environmental technology.
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
Former U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, a veteran lawmaker known for pressing to protect the environment during a career that spanned from the era of the Love Canal toxic waste site …
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
What would you do if something threatened your favorite mountain? While most people don’t do much more than complain and feel sorry for themselves when facing demise off something so …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017
The free market and respect for voluntary exchange between people, no matter where they live, is better for people and better for the environment.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as his top environmental adviser said Wednesday that she is unconvinced by a new U.S. government assessment reaffirming that man-made carbon emissions are the …
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
The “Lake Coeur d’Alene Waterkeeper Wild and Scenic Film Festival” will be held on Thursday night at Boswell Hall on North Idaho College’s main campus. Doors open at 6 p.m. …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 11:31 p.m.
Three distinct plans were presented to a group of Liberty Lake residents in September, each with the mission of revamping Liberty Lake Regional Park.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
President Donald Trump is planning to nominate a climate change skeptic with ties to the fossil fuel industry to serve as one of his top environmental advisers.
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
Environmental regulators are taking public comment on a proposed $250 million copper mine in central Montana.