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Wild & Scenic Films
FEATURED UPCOMING EVENTS
KEA ALLIANCE SPEAKER SERIES
December 5th: Panhandle Health District, Valerie Wade
TCP STUDENT FIELD TRIPS
The Confluence Project (TCP) is a partnership model of environmental education developed by the University of Idaho (UI)’s Waters of the West (WoW) program. The primary goals of TCP are to improve science education in urban, rural and tribal areas of Idaho and to build community capacity to protect and restore local water resources.
WILD AND SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL
Kootenai Environmental Alliance presents the Wild and Scenic Film Festival at the North Idaho College campus!
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March 12th, 2020, 6:00-9:00 PM
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Kona Cruiser Bike Raffle
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Fernan Restoration Clean Up August 2019
KEA EVENT CALENDAR
Local, Regional, and National Environmental 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 […]
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/
The global land and ocean surface temperature departure from average for July 2019 was the highest for the month of July, making it the warmest month overall in the 140-year NOAA global temperature dataset record, which dates back to 1880. The year-to-date temperature for 2019 tied with 2017 as the second warmest January–July on record. […]
You should not dive into a pool before checking if it is filled with water. States should not make a CWA §401 permit granting decision before they have all of the relevant facts. The EPA disagrees. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a guidance document outlining certain Clean Water Act (CWA) timelines and requirements […]
Almost anytime there’s a chance for you to weigh in with land managers about an important decision—from trying to fight off mining in the headwaters of the Boundary Waters to the creation of a new management plan for your local National Forest—that opportunity exists because of a law called the National Environmental Policy Act, or […]
The 2019 edition of the National Footprint and Biocapacity Accounts tracks the Ecological Footprint and biocapacity of all countries, using U.N. data, from 1961 to 2016. This is two years further than last year’s edition since U.N. data is becoming available more rapidly. One finding is that humanity’s carbon Footprint dropped 1.4 percent between 2014 […]
Fernan Lake Health Advisory Fernan Lake is experiencing cyanobacteria bloom dominated by Gloeotrichia sp. and Woronichinia sp. that has had consistent scum formation at the east side boat ramp (opposite end of the lake from Fernan Village). These scums should be avoided. The rest of the lake hasvisible cyanobacterial colonies that the lab identified as […]
Two former Bureau of Land Management directors say plans to move the agency’s headquarters to Colorado are an early step toward abolishing the entire agency and transferring millions of acres of federal land to the states. “I think the endgame is to try to make it almost impossible to manage these public lands,” said former […]
Too often, these environmental organizations have been captured or compromised by those whose intent is for greater access to public lands and greater resource exploitation thereof. They participate, they argue, because without their input the results would be more skewed and biased toward resource extraction. But in my experience, the best outcome we see is […]
An ambitious ecologist thinks he may have discovered the secret to neutralizing CO2 emissions on planet Earth. According to his findings, we need to start planting more trees — 1.2 trillion, to be exact. Considering how serious of a problem climate change is right now, it would be pretty awesome if something as straightforward as planting trees could […]