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MONDAY, FEB. 17, 2014

THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 2014

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12, 2014

TUESDAY, FEB. 11, 2014

Tuesday Video: Meet the goat simulator

Finally, you can navigate the world as a goat. Coffee Stain Studios posted a video of a “Goat Simulator” game, writing that it "brings next gen goat simulation to a whole new level. You no longer have to fantasize about being a goat, your dreams...

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MONDAY, FEB. 10, 2014

"I Love Clean Air Day" this Thursday at Mobius

The Spokane EnviroKids are inviting families to celebrate Valentine’s Day and learn about the importance of clean air through fun, hands-on activities at the “I Love Clean Air Day” event this Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mobius Science Center, 811 West Main...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 2014

TUESDAY, FEB. 4, 2014

How does your city smell?

Kate McLean makes “Sensory maps” of cities, going as far as to develop a map showing what cities smell like. She told FastCoExist: “Smells have stories and connect with us at an emotional level, bringing back memories of locations, events, and people," she says. “Smell...

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MONDAY, FEB. 3, 2014

THURSDAY, JAN. 30, 2014

Do we really crave junk food?

Check out the quick teaser for Anna Lappé's "Food Mythbusters" which examines the myth of junk food and takes on Big Ag. “The American public has long been presented a false choice between growing food sustainably or feeding the world,” said Lappé. “It’s time we...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 28, 2014

MONDAY, JAN. 27, 2014

TUESDAY, JAN. 14, 2014

Tuesday Video: Imagine a world of anti-science

Step into an alternate reality a la "The Twilight Zone" where people believe "gravity is just a theory" and "cigarettes aren't addictive." Welcome to the Heartland Department Of Education courtesy of Al Gore's Climate Reality Project. Other favorite quotes: "Scientists are, like, altering their data...

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MONDAY, JAN. 13, 2014

Spokane begins "Let's Link"

​What should the future of Spokane’s transportation and utility infrastructure look like? That’s the question the City of Spokane is working to answer this year. They've embarked on what’s called the “Link Spokane” planning process to create a 20-year vision for transportation and utility needs...

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MONDAY, JAN. 6, 2014

BNSF loses motion to dismiss Clean Water Act case

​ You may recall back in June, the suit filed against Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) and several coal companies for violations of the federal Clean Water Act after evidence was collected that demonstrated the companies’ responsibility for emitting coal into waterways in...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 3, 2014

THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2014

Spokane County Regional Trail Plan needs your input

​Here's a good opportunity to speak out on an important regional asset: Spokane County Parks and Recreation, working in collaboration with the Inland Northwest Trails Coalition (INTC), has updated the Spokane County Regional Trail Plan and wants your input on it. The Plan identifies policies...

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MONDAY, DEC. 30, 2013

Curbside pickup for Christmas trees

​ Not to sound like a Grinch but the City Of Spokane is offering a few options to get rid of your tree once the season is over. First, the City’s Solid Waste Management Department offers free curbside pickup for its customers Thursday, Dec. 30,...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 25, 2013

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18, 2013

How to save energy during the holidays

If you're looking for extra energy saving tips during the time of year you're spending extra dough on loved ones check out this list from Networx Chaya Kutrz: University of Minnesota economist Joel Waldfogel, Americans spend about $65 billion a year on Christmastime gifts. Add...

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MONDAY, DEC. 16, 2013

Sustainable Works launches Save Energy Today program  

​ Here's a great way that Spokane residents can reduce their heating and cooling expenses. SustainableWorks’ new Save Energy Today program can help you save energy, lower your utility bills, increase your home’s comfort and value, and reduce your carbon footprint. The one day energy-saving...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2013

Give a gift that keeps on giving 

Tis' the season. But for the person who has absolutely, positively everything you might as well give the gift of a tree. Now's the chance to have a tree planted in a City of Spokane Park in honor of a person, family, group or business....

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11, 2013

What's wrong with coal? 

Check this short and sweet video from the Sierra Club on coal energy. (Fittingly titled Coal 101. )You couldn't find a more simple explanation for phasing out coal and the need for alternatives. On the latter point, there are signs of hope with the amount...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 10, 2013

FRIDAY, DEC. 6, 2013

THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 2013

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