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TUESDAY, AUG. 13, 2013

Coeur d'Alene basin cleanup tour tomorrow

In lieu of the annual construction season for the Coeur d'Alene Basin Cleanup, the Environmental Protection Agency is offering an up close and personal tour of their projects tomorrow. Here's the itinerary: 12:00 Noon – Meet @ Wallace Inn Parking Lot 12:25pm DEPART - to...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013

Summer tips for the lawn and garden

Since the heat is on, it's time revist some environmentally friendly lawn care. The goal is to not water too much but the EPA has some helpful tips. (Although no mention of the lawn bicycle pictured above, courtesy of Psystenance.) Longer is Better. Make sure...

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TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013

THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2013

TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2012

Scoping season begins in Spokane

You have until January 21st, 2013 to comment as part of the scoping process for the Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) at Cherry Point. That is 120 days to speak now or forever hold your peace. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has determined the GPT...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012

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TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2011

MONDAY, AUG. 8, 2011

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011

FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011

THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011

MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011

Senator introduces bill to abolish EPA

This is some nasty news. Senate Republicans introduced legislation to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency - which was established 40 years ago by President Richard Nixon to give Americans clean air and water. The bill was introduced by Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.). The plan is...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23, 2011

Guest post: Air pollutants

Today's guest post comes from Krista Peterson, regarding the health of individuals and how they can avoid environmental elements that can lead to chronic and terminal illness: The green movement is gaining popularity and purpose, as it should. Many are becoming aware of what is...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 5, 2010

Some plans are bigger than others 

As one resident says, cleaning up the Coeur d’Alene basin ain’t easy. Or cheap. But the new $1.3 billion cleanup plan for 340 old mining sites and millions of tons of mine tailings has a community concerned since EPA’s strategy seems illogical. Even Hecla Mining...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010

"The BP Of The Pacific Northwest" 

The David vs Goliath story in our backyard continues. In a press release titled “Flooding at Old Mission Repository,” the Silver Valley Community Resource Center urges citizens to contact the EPA in response to a controversial mining cleanup plan. If you’ve followed this story here,...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010

Hurdles

Teaching climate change in schools - the next great battle in education. First, South Dakota put forth a measure to teach public school students that climate change wasn't real. Now, residents in Mesa County, Colorado have presented a petition to their school board asking that...

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MONDAY, FEB. 15, 2010

Another Green Monday: Spokavore 

This week is a bit different for DTE. To coincide with the grand opening of the Main Market Co-op, we’re taking part in another competition: Spokavore. Different in the sense, we’ll be writing in first-person as per the usual custom in tracking our individual progress....

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27, 2010

FRIDAY, JAN. 15, 2010

MONDAY, JAN. 11, 2010

Slag on the beach - meeting on the 14th 

Maui it isn't.A beach area on the Upper Columbia River known as the Black Sand Beach because of an industrial byproduct discharged into the Columbia River from a metals smelting facility in Trail B.C. is scheduled to begin being cleaned up in the fall of...

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Another Green Monday

Welcome to the real-life Avatar. Or as we like to call it: Alberta. The cosmic open pit mines up north produce vast quantities of oil from their tar sands. In fact, they’ve made Canada the top foreign supplier to America, and the second-largest storehouse in...

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