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FEATURED UPCOMING EVENTS
JUNK2FUNK 11TH ANNUAL TRASHION SHOW
Artists will demonstrate their creative abilities on the runway by turning junk and recycled materials into fabulously fun designer outfits.
October 12th, 2019
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Eagles Downtown Coeur d'Alene
KEA ALLIANCE SPEAKER SERIES
November 7th: We the People of CDA, Terry Godbout
December 5th: Panhandle Health District, Valerie Wade
KEA WATERKEEPER ENVIRONMENTAL BOAT TOURS
These are 2.5-hour pontoon boat tours on beautiful Lake Coeur d Alene. Book early they fill up fast
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
We do not have any scheduled Boat Tours in October, but if you can get 4 or more people interested we will see about scheduling one for you.
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Kona Cruiser Bike Raffle
Get your raffle tickets for this Kona Cruiser! $1 Each or 6 for $5.
Fernan Restoration Clean Up August 2019
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Local, Regional, and National Environmental News
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 […]
Update: Adidas announced they will create 11 million new shoes using recycled plastic that has been pulled from our planet’s oceans. IT’S MORNING. ANOTHER PICTURE-PERFECT DAY BY THE SEA. You lace up your new running shoes. Stepping into the crisp, bright day, you fill your lungs with air. Soon, you’re at the beach, hitting your stride. Read more […]
Last Earth Day, I published a column in the Washington Post on common recycling myths. I received so many comments and emails in response, often asking additional questions, that I wanted to follow up with a new list here at National Geographic. The recycling industry is changing rapidly, as are advancements in materials science and product design. […]