FRIDAY, FEB. 5, 2016, 7:33 A.M.
Idaho is set to begin a lengthy adjudication process to identify and catalog existing water rights in the Palouse River Basin.
FRIDAY, FEB. 5, 2016, 6:56 A.M.
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded the next five-year nuclear cleanup contract for a site in the Idaho desert.
THURSDAY, FEB. 4, 2016, 10:14 A.M.
The Washington Department of Ecology released its proposed new clean water rule Wednesday and the formal draft mirrors the policy Gov. Jay Inslee outlined in October.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3, 2016, 6:08 P.M.
Lawmakers from Appalachian states hit hard by a downturn in the coal industry are proposing to set aside $1 billion from a federal fund to use for economic development.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3, 2016, 3:59 P.M.
Cities and counties in Idaho would need state approval to enforce plastic bag bans under a new proposal currently making its way through the Idaho Statehouse, even though no such …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3, 2016, 1:33 P.M.
Government officials fought on Wednesday over who was to blame for the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, at a combative congressional hearing that also pitted Democrats against Republicans.
“Pollinator Friendly Gardening” devotes whole chapters to what pollinator insects need to thrive in a garden: water, shelter and food. It also addresses the fact that gardens planted with native …
TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 2016, 4:35 P.M.
An agreement by California, Oregon and the federal government on Tuesday boosted efforts to remove four dams in the Pacific Northwest despite opposition in Congress.
FRIDAY, JAN. 29, 2016, 6 A.M.
Senate Democrats on Thursday proposed $400 million in new emergency federal funding to replace and fix lead-contaminated pipes in Flint, Michigan.
THURSDAY, JAN. 28, 2016, 9:25 P.M.
Michigan lawmakers directed another $28 million on Thursday to address Flint’s lead-contaminated water supply, allocating money for bottled water, medical assessments and other costs for the financially struggling city.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27, 2016, 5:35 P.M.
If you’ve been sloshing through a case of the winter blah’s, you’re not alone. Drizzle, snow, freezing rain, fog – only a duck would love the kind of January we’re …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27, 2016, 5:33 P.M.
If you are on a health kick this year, be sure to add kale to your diet. Kale you say? That weird looking and tasting member of the cabbage family? …
FRIDAY, JAN. 22, 2016, 10:40 A.M.
The Obama administration on Friday proposed new rules to clamp down on oil companies that burn off natural gas on public land.
THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 2016, 8:47 P.M.
Last year’s wildfire season was the worst in state history, and state Public Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark on Thursday asked the Legislature for an additional $24 million to prevent a …
THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 2016
BOISE – Idaho, Washington and a few surrounding states are the last places where invasive quagga and zebra mussels haven’t taken hold, and a Montana legislator wants it to stay …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20, 2016, 5:15 P.M.
A state-owned hatchery on the Little Spokane River uses fish food containing cancer-causing PCBs, and its wastewater should monitored as a pollution source, river advocates say.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20, 2016, 11:10 A.M.
For the past 12 months the average surface temperature across the globe was 58.47 Fahrenheit, a 0.23-degree increase from 2014’s record-breaking average temperature of 58.24, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 2016, 7:08 P.M.
A researcher exploring ways to convert cow poop into electrical power faked data and claimed his laboratory notebook blew into a manure pit, according to a Washington State University investigation.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 2016
If you live in the Inland Northwest, you know about its zigzaggy climate: One week we’re dressed in shorts, the next in coats; one day we’re opening umbrellas, the next …
The staff at The Spokesman-Review posed the following question to Inland Northwest residents from all walks of life: “What’s one thing you’d like to see happen in the region in …
TUESDAY, NOV. 17, 2015, 5:28 P.M.
The Puget Sound region is projected to face more intense flooding, rising sea levels, heavier downpours and thinner winter snowpack as temperatures continue to warm in coming decades, according to …
TUESDAY, NOV. 10, 2015, 4:17 P.M.
Three coal-fired plants in Washington, Oregon and Nevada are scheduled to close, which will shrink the Northwest’s carbon footprint by 2035.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4, 2015, 3:52 P.M.
Investors and regulators put more pressure on Volkswagen on Wednesday after the company said it had understated the carbon dioxide emissions for 800,000 cars, widening its scandal over cheating on …
TUESDAY, OCT. 20, 2015, 7:06 P.M.
As part of a five-year project to replace 30,000 company-owned streetlights with energy-efficient bulbs, Avista has begun switching out the orange glow of sodium lights with the bright white of …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2, 2015
An oil sheen on 1 1/2 miles of the St. Joe River is restricting boating traffic on the river and at the Aqua Park beach and boat launch in St. …
SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2015
A bill recently introduced in Congress, the Young Farmer Success Act, would make farmers eligible for federally subsidized student loan forgiveness – just as teachers and nurses are now – …
THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2015, 6:12 A.M.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP and five Gulf states announced an $18.7 billion settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the …
FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015, 1:46 P.M.
Climate scientists are eager to study our unusual winter. By 2050, it could be the Northwest’s new normal.
SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015, 2:23 P.M.
BOISE — Oregon, Idaho, and Washington residents are among the top polluters in the nation when it comes to fine particle emissions from burning wood to heat homes.
THURSDAY, FEB. 5, 2015, 1:18 P.M.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a landmark event that could have many holding their breath, Pope Francis has agreed to address a joint meeting of Congress this fall. That sets the …