Stories tagged: environment
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019
Documents show the U.S. Forest Service allowing a Canadian company to write a key environmental report on its proposed open-pit gold mines in central Idaho after the Trump administration became …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019
A decision on a divisive commercial project on Lake Coeur d’Alene’s Wolf Lodge Bay will have to wait until January, after some 170 people attended a Wednesday night meeting on …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019
The Pend Oreille County commissioners voted unanimously Monday to shoot down the proposed comprehensive plan amendment, which would redesignate some 65% of land in the county from “public land” to …
Sun., Dec. 1, 2019
The desperate search for ways to help the world’s coral reefs rebound from the devastating effects of climate change has given rise to some radical solutions.
Sun., Dec. 1, 2019
Deb Abrahamson blames mining pollution for her cancer, keeps fighting toxic legacy on Spokane reservation
The 64-year-old activist seeks justice and community engagement at Superfund meetings, tribal gatherings and even from her chemotherapy chair.
Mon., Oct. 7, 2019
While Gov. Jay Inslee’s emphasis on combating climate change has helped the state land at the No. 10 spot on the list last year, the ranking represented a slight fall …
Sat., Oct. 5, 2019
Amazon, Microsoft and Google have made ambitious pledges to cut back on their carbon emissions, but they’re not severing their growing business ties to the oil and gas industry.
Mon., Sept. 30, 2019
Everywhere we look, from majestic mountains or sunsets to the tiniest stamen in a flower, we need to be increasingly aware of how our world is nourished by every living …
Sat., Sept. 28, 2019
Contentious proposals to reintroduce grizzly bears to the North Cascades ecosystem in Washington state are once again open for public comment.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel chain, said Wednesday it will eliminate small plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel from its hotel rooms worldwide by December 2020.
Fri., Aug. 23, 2019
Behind the right-field stands at Avista Stadium, in an area called Compost Corner, members of the Spokane Indians “green team” sifted through bags of compostable items, looking for what didn’t …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019
On Friday, a judge temporarily blocked the killing of the sole surviving member of the Old Profanity Territory wolf pack.
Fri., Aug. 16, 2019
More than a viral sensation, the Salmon Cannon could bring the species back to the Upper Columbia after 90 years
The Salmon Cannon, born in the apple fields of Eastern Washington, is a key component of the Colville Confederated Tribes’ plans to reintroduce salmon to the Upper Columbia River and, …
UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019
An environmental nonprofit group is hosting a series of public meetings in western Washington to discuss the possibility of creating an enclosure in Washington’s San Juan Islands for orcas retired …
UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019
President Donald Trump is promoting what he is calling his administration’s “environmental leadership” despite its sweeping rollbacks of landmark environmental and public health protections. Critics are calling it a credulity-straining …
UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019
Cargill Inc. said Thursday the Minnesota-based agribusiness giant will spend $30 million to fund new ideas for ending deforestation in Brazil, and called on its peers, governments and organizations to …
Wed., June 5, 2019
Bill Youngs wrote a comprehensive book about the Spokane River and Expo ’74, “The Fair and the Falls,” and contends the drama and beauty of the falls cutting through downtown …
UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019
Three environmental groups have sued two dairy farms in Washington state, claiming they have polluted and mishandled animal waste.
UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019
The residents of this 500-person town have nothing but bitter warnings for similarly situated communities now that President Donald Trump’s EPA has approved Oklahoma to be the first state to …
Tue., May 7, 2019
City documents indicate a local homeowners association is responsible for keeping up the single-acre stormwater feature behind Lori and Bill Moore’s home on Panorama Drive. But enforcement is lagging, and …
Tue., April 23, 2019
Legislature passes 100% clean energy bill.
Mon., April 22, 2019
In the 2019 legislative session, HEAL translates to a “healthy environment for all.”
Thu., April 18, 2019
Polo Ralph Lauren launches version of iconic shirt crafted entirely out of recycled plastic bottles.
UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019
Target Corp. has announced a sweeping set of goals to reduce its carbon footprint that for the first time puts pressure on its suppliers to do the same.
Fri., March 29, 2019
On one of the most profound challenges ever faced by not just America but humanity as a whole – climate change – Republicans are constitutionally incapable of doing anything constructive.
UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019
Timeline from the “The Spokane River Story” in The Spokesman-Review in 1991.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019
Customers would pay most of the costs of paper replacements for a plastic bag ban, under a Senate proposal.
Sun., Feb. 3, 2019
Gonzaga study reveals high levels of microplastics in Spokane River, suggests particles in drinking water as well
The tenuous plastic fibers, visible only through the magnified view of a microscope, sent Jacob Peterson reeling into eddies of anxiety.
Tue., Jan. 15, 2019
The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal prosecution, Justice Department data show.
Mon., Dec. 31, 2018
In the early 2000s, the world’s only freshwater cod was all but gone from the waters of the Kootenai River in north Idaho and British Columbia. Once counted in the …