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Pumping Water From A Cascades Lake to Irrigate Orchards

NWPR/EarthFix | Sept. 01, 2015

A drought plan for Washington’s Yakima basin calls for a mountain lake to be partially drained to provide more water for agriculture. That’s struck a nerve with some conservation groups and homeowners.

Pumping Water From A Cascades Lake to Irrigate Orchards

NWPR/EarthFix | Sept. 01, 2015

A drought plan for Washington’s Yakima basin calls for a mountain lake to be partially drained to provide more water for agriculture. That’s struck a nerve with some conservation groups and homeowners.

Parched Olympic Peninsula Eyes New Reservoir

KUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 31, 2015

The Northwest's drought and the threat of climate change are giving new momentum to a decades-old proposal for a new reservoir in Western Washington. 

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Afternoon Fishing Restrictions Lifted In Oregon

OPB | Sept. 1, 2015 2:11 p.m.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife rolled back afternoon fishing restrictions Tuesday for most rivers around the state.

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Washington State Eases Fishing Restrictions On Some Rivers

AP | Sept. 2, 2015 5:16 p.m. | Olympia, Washington

As conditions improve in some Washington rivers, state officials are easing fishing restrictions and closures put in place earlier this summer because of the drought.

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From Dock To Dish: A New Model Connects Chefs To Local Fishermen

NPR | Sept. 2, 2015 4:15 p.m.

Prominent chefs are signing up for restaurant-supported fisheries: They commit to buying fresh-caught seafood, whatever the species, from local small fishermen. A pilot program launched in California.

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Tree Counter Is Astonished By How Many Trees There Are

NPR | Sept. 2, 2015 3:57 p.m.

Earth is home to more than 3 trillion trees, a new map of forest density shows. That's more than anyone realized. But the total is also down about 46 percent since the first humans arrived.

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Feds Propose New Water Quality Rule For Washington

AP | Sept. 2, 2015 2:43 p.m. | Seattle

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is following through on its promise to propose a new clean-water rule for Washington, in case the state doesn't come up with its own plan in time.

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Oregon Residents Allowed To Return As Wildfire Calms

AP | Sept. 2, 2015 11:53 a.m.

Firefighters battling a destructive wildfire near John Day are allowing people who have been evacuated for weeks to return to their homes.

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Largest Washington Wildfire 45 Percent Contained

AP | Sept. 2, 2015 11:36 a.m.

The Okanogan Complex has now grown to 231 square miles but as of Wednesday morning it was 45 percent contained.

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Human-Caused Fires Strain Resources In The Northwest

OPB | Sept. 2, 2015 10:19 a.m.

At least 12 wildfires in the Northwest this season were human-caused, but dozens more remain under investigation.

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How We Fight Wildfires

KCTS9/EarthFix | Sept. 2, 2015 midnight | Seattle

More than 43,000 wildfires have burned about 8.2 million acres across the country this year -- and there’s another month of the typical fire season to come.

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Denmark Might Be Winning The Global Race To Prevent Food Waste

NPR | Sept. 1, 2015 2:46 p.m.

According to a recent report from the Danish government, Danes now throw away 25 percent less food than they did five years ago. Supermarkets are doing their part by selling older food at a discount.

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Favorable Weather Conditions Help Firefighters

AP | Sept. 1, 2015 10:04 a.m.

Lower temperatures and higher humidity were giving firefighters the upper hand on Tuesday against some giant wildfires burning in north-central Washington.

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Marine Life Struggles In Hood Canal's Low-Oxygen Waters

KUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 31, 2015

It’s common during the summer for fish to struggle for oxygen in Washington's Hood Canal. But the lack of oxygen is at record lows, researchers say, forcing fish up out of the depths, gasping for air.

How We Fight Wildfires

KCTS9/EarthFix | Sept. 02, 2015

More than 43,000 wildfires have burned about 8.2 million acres across the country this year -- and there’s another month of the typical fire season to come.


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