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Say NO to Coal

Avista needs to hear from you! The emissions from burning coal for heat and energy fuel global warming, making coal one of the greatest threats to our climate.  Mining and burning coal release harmful pollutants into the air, like mercury and chemicals.  Pollution from burning coal also produces acid rain, which kill fish and plants.  [...]

By |2017-11-06T11:38:15+00:00November 7th, 2017|blog, climate change, Community|0 Comments

Bill H.R. 3043

Bill H.R. 3043 is scheduled to go to the house floor next week.  This bill is a devastating assault on our nation’s rivers and the people and wildlife that depend upon them.  Its passage would end 95 years of balance in the hydropower licensing, tipping the scales again taxpayers in favor of big utilities.  No [...]

By |2017-11-03T14:14:58+00:00November 4th, 2017|blog, Community, KEA, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

Faith and Climate Change

Climate Action CDA presented a panel on Faith and Climate Change at NIC October 19, 2017, to an audience of fifty people including community members and students. Panelists represented Catholic, Jewish, Evangelical Lutheran, and Episcopal faiths. The Islamic leader had to cancel unfortunately. Although the traditions had some differences in theology, practice, and emphasis on [...]

By |2017-10-20T16:18:51+00:00October 21st, 2017|blog, Community, KEA|0 Comments

Institutional Controls on the Bunker Hill Superfund Site by Andy Helkey, Panhandle Health District, Kellogg, ID

Andy Helkey presented an update on the Bunker Hill Superfund Site to an attentive audience at the KEA office. Several audience members had grown up in Kellogg and shared their memories of the years the mine and smelter operated in Kellogg. This is the second largest Superfund site in the U.S. consisting of 1500 square [...]

By |2017-10-10T13:21:41+00:00October 11th, 2017|blog, Community, KEA, Water|0 Comments

The first Happy Hour of the autumn season featured two speakers who provided evidence-based information about our local waterways.  Robert Steed, IDEQ Water Ecologist, began the session with “TMDL Overview and the Spokane River,” followed by Mike Anderson, from the CDA Water Treatment plant, who discussed the facilty’s on-going improvements under construction this year. Robert [...]

By |2017-09-08T13:32:42+00:00September 9th, 2017|blog, Community, KEA, Water|0 Comments

Kris Buchler Remembered

KEA friend and well-known wildlife educator, Kris Buchler passed away last Thursday. Just like the song birds, Kris Buchler was an early riser. She never hesitated to rise at the wee hours of the day to make the trek out to the wilderness to hear their morning calls. She had an ear most of us [...]

By |2017-09-06T09:36:09+00:00September 6th, 2017|blog, Community|0 Comments

Washington Wildlife Agency to Gun Down Wolves

OLYMPIA, Wash.— The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Thursday announced it will kill members of the Smackout wolf pack after confirmation that a calf was injured by one or more wolves on public grazing land in Stevens County on July 18. The kill operation will likely result in the deaths of the 3-month-old wolf pups from this [...]

By |2017-07-28T08:41:54+00:00July 28th, 2017|blog, Wildlife|0 Comments