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Our giant piles of #foodwaste can actually be quite valuable: As compost, fertilizer & energy for our homes, cars and buses. Here's how the #Northwest is tapping that value http://ow.ly/EGsoe
America’s food waste problem is gigantic. The EPA estimates that every year, we throw out 36 million tons of grub. In the Northwest, cities, towns and companies are taking some innovative approaches to this problem. They’re finding food waste doesn't have to be a total loss. In fact, it can be quite valuable – in making fertilizer or even fuel for cars, trucks and buses.
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A new study finds fish are moving to deeper water and higher latitudes as #climatechange warms up the #oceans. http://goo.gl/0G8ZQ0
SEATTLE — If you can't take the heat… head to the poles. That's what fish are doing anyway. A new study published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science looked at historical data for more than 800 commercial fisheries around the world and found that fish are heading to deeper waters and higher ...
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Power planners say #WA will use more electricity now that growing indoor #marijuana is legal http://bit.ly/1wfkqDW
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That doesn't surprise me. Marijuana grown indoors uses a tremendous amount of energy and is not very sustainable. Outdoor growing is much more sustainable...but of course has it's own set of problems. Primarily security. It's a difficult decision for growers to make.
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#Wilderness advocates say more protected land would be great in Southern #Oregon. But some question the long term costs of that expansion. 
Pete Wallstrom, owner of Momentum River Expeditions,would like to see more environmental protection for the Wild and Scenic Rogue River. credit: Devan Schwartz; The Rogue River was one of the first to receive "Wild and Scenic" designation in 1968. credit: Devan Schwartz; Conservation groups are ...
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#Idaho inventors get more than $2 million from a crowdfunding campaign for their wild idea to change how we generate renewable energy.

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Phasing out #coal  in the #Northwest isn't as easy as you might think, experts say. 
SEATTLE — The Obama administration's new rules to cut carbon emissions fueled energy sector leaders' conversations about the future of coal in the West during their gathering here this week. The Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners on Wednesday wrapped up its conference — a ...
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What's your advice for composting #foodwaste at home? Here's a video guide from a Seattle guru: http://ow.ly/EGpn8
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http://www.naturemill.net/ We use a  kitchen composter. It saves several pounds of food scraps from going into the land fill every week.  
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#Latino  populations are on the rise in the Northwest, but they don't appear to be #fishing as much as other cultures. Wildlife officials want to change that. 
WENTACHEE, Wash. — About 150 people line the shoreline at the Beehive Reservoir in north central Washington. Spanish and English mix, as anglers plunk lures into the lake. And just as quickly as the lures sink to the bottom, rainbow trout bite down on the chartreuse-colored bait.
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Millions of gallons of #oil are coming through Washington every week by train, according to once secret data that was made public yesterday.
Scientists Close In On What's Killing Sea Stars · Field Notes: Crawling Through A Cormorant Colony · Not Much Refuge In Klamath Basin For Migratory Birds · Can You Taste An Old Growth Forest In This Beer? Home · Land · Water · Communities · Flora and Fauna · Energy ...
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#Oregon wants to spend state dollars to upgrade #oil  and #coal  export docks for projects that some taxpayers oppose. 
A review board is recommending that the state of Oregon spend $4 million to help expand a controversial crude oil and coal export dock at the Port of St. Helens near Clatskanie, Oregon. The ConnectOregon program leverages state lottery dollars to pay for transportation projects.
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What do you do when you have millions of #carp killing the ecosystem in your lake? Call in professional fishermen with their own reality show, of course. #BottomFeeders  
Invasive carp taken out of Malheur Lake are measured for height and weight to better understand the invasive fish that refuge staff are trying to reduce. credit: Devan Schwartz; Tim Adams and his fellow fishermen came from Minnesota to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to help U.S. Fish and ...
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A mere two months ago, #seastar wasting disease was barely present in #Oregon . Now it's ravaged local populations enough to cause scientists to worry about extinction locally. 
A common species of sea star faces possible extinction along parts of the Oregon Coast because of a mysterious wasting syndrome that was scarcely present in the state's marine waters two months ago. Sea star wasting syndrome has been ravaging the marine creature's population on much of the West ...
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