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Passing of a KEA Family Member

Dear Friends and Family of Kootenai Environmental Alliance, It is with heavy hearts that we share this message of the peaceful passing of Russell Hersrud, KEA's beloved Board president. Russ was truly a pillar of KEA, spearheading many projects, programs, and committees with his tireless commitment to bettering our world and making our community a better [...]

By |2019-09-24T08:45:44-07:00September 24th, 2019|Community, Kootenai Environmental Alliance|0 Comments

Twin Lakes Toxin Advisory Is Lifted

Good Morning A press release will go out shortly lifting the health advisory on upper and lower Twin Lakes.  Microcystin toxin analysis from samples taken at 5 beach sites (3 in the lower lake and 1 in the upper lake) was well below the EPA recommended recreational advisory.  The advisory remains in effect for the [...]

By |2019-09-20T11:54:02-07:00September 20th, 2019|Water|0 Comments

Kootenai County Comprehensive Plan September 26th Public Hearing

The Kootenai County Planning Commission today released a revision of the proposed Comprehensive Plan Update and announced a public hearing has been set for September 26. The Kootenai County Planning Commission published the proposed Comprehensive Plan Update on April 1 on the KeepingKootenai.com website. Community feedback meetings were held at five locations throughout the county. [...]

By |2019-09-17T08:39:31-07:00September 17th, 2019|Community|0 Comments

Global Climate Strike September 20th 2019

We’ve endured another summer of record-breaking heatwaves, floods, and refinery explosions. Enough is enough. No more government inaction and half-measures. It’s time to build a renewable energy economy that works for everyone. Join us in the streets September 20 and the week after to demand climate justice for all. Learn more here: https://globalclimatestrike.net/usa/ https://youtu.be/FBHKkWsp9nk

By |2019-09-17T08:25:26-07:00September 17th, 2019|Climate|0 Comments

Bridge expansion project given the go ahead, now what?

WORD FROM UP NORTH: We have finally received word from the Coast Guard concerning the BNSF rail expansion project. We are sad to report that their decision was not in the direction we had been hoping for, which was to perform an Environmental Impact Statement. Unfortunately, they have decided to issue the Final Environmental Assessment [...]

By |2019-09-10T08:13:19-07:00September 10th, 2019|Water|2 Comments

Advisory for Twin Lakes September 2nd 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PHD Contact: Katherine Hoyer August 28, 2019 (208) 415-5108 DEQ Contact: Robert Steed (208) 769-1422 Health Advisory Extended to Upper Twin Lake KOOTENAI CO., ID -- Panhandle Health District (PHD) and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued a health advisory for Upper Twin Lake. The health advisory for Lower [...]

By |2019-09-02T09:51:40-07:00September 2nd, 2019|Water|0 Comments

What Happens When We Kill All the Bees?

From the Center for Biological Diversity: Did you know that bees pollinate 1 out of every 3 bites of food that we eat? We clearly owe a lot to our pollinator friends, and now they urgently need our help. Trump's Environmental Protection Agency just approved an enormous expansion of the use of the bee-killing pesticide [...]

By |2019-08-26T08:47:22-07:00August 26th, 2019|Community, Wildlife|0 Comments

The Amazon Rainforest Is On Fire and Barely Makes the News

The Amazon rainforest is an ecological marvel. It's twice the size of India, according to the World Wildlife Fund, and it's the largest remaining tropical rainforest in the world. It's home to at least 10% of the world's biodiversity, produces 20% of the world's oxygen and helps regulate the temperature of the whole planet. Read more here: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/22/world/amazon-rainforest-environment-fire-trnd/index.html [...]

By |2019-08-23T11:12:45-07:00August 23rd, 2019|Climate, Forests, Wildlife|0 Comments

Of The World’s New Oil and Gas Production 61% Will Come From the US

The sheer scale of this new production dwarfs that of every other country in the world and would spell disaster for the world’s ambitions to curb climate change – the effects of which we’re already witnessing through massive heatwaves, flooding, and extreme weather. Read more here: https://www.globalwitness.org/en/campaigns/oil-gas-and-mining/us-set-to-drown-world-oil/

By |2019-08-23T11:04:19-07:00August 23rd, 2019|Climate, Community|0 Comments