Posts Tagged ‘Pacific Northwest’

Wash. Air Quality Concerns Go Beyond Smoky Wildfire Season

Another day today of hazardous air in the Wenatchee Valley and much of the state. A new report “Trouble In The Air” finds some of Washington’s cities experienced a month or more of polluted air days in 2016. Pollutants such as particulate matter and ground-level ozone can have serious health effects. Eric Tegethoff reports.   Photo: SounderBruce/Flickr

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Central Wash. University Aviation Program Unveils Newest Training Aircraft

With a pilot shortage across the Northwest, especially for regional, smaller flights, Central Washington University has been expanding its aviation curriculum. The program recently received Federal Aviation Administration certification to run its own flight school, under its own license. Pursuing any career can be difficult if the tools you’re training on are outdated. When it…

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NOAA Says Pesticides Killing Northwest Salmon, Orca

Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon and Puget Sound orcas. The National Marine Fisheries Service issued its new biological opinion on three organophosphate pesticides — chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion — after a yearslong court fight…

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2017 Likely Wettest Year for Pacific Northwest Since 2011

On Monday we told you about a new record set at Rocky Reach Dam in April – the highest average monthly river flow past the dam since measurements started on the Columbia in 1914. And depending on weather, forecasters predict flows will likely increase through this month. Northwest River Center forecasts are for Columbia River…

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‘Unpredictable’ Weather to Continue into Winter, WSU Meteorologist Says

It’s been a wet and somewhat wild autumn weather-wise in the Pacific Northwest, including a series of powerful storms which brought high winds and flooding to the region a little more than a week ago and even spawned a pair of tornadoes along the Oregon Coast. Washington State University Meteorologist Nic Loyd tells KOHO while…

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Public Hearing in Wenatchee to Explore Salmon Passage, Possible Dam Removal

Click here to listen to the full interview. The Bonneville Power Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced hearings and opened a public comment period seeking public input to develop a new plan to save endangered wild salmon and steelhead in the Columbia and Snake Rivers in the Pacific Northwest,…

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