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The recurrent theme of our summers of late is fire and smoke. The phrase out of the frying pan and into the fire for our flights has been “out of the smoke and into the smoke.” What a month it has been. Right now, there are 105 fires burning in literally all of our western ...
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More ‘good fire’ could help California control future catastrophes

Wildfire is inevitable. But prescribed burning—careful, intentionally set fire—could help manage the risks. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/more-good-fire-could-help-california-control-future-catastrophes Using a drip torch, a forest manager lights a prescribed burn in the Modoc National Forest in the northeast corner of California. Experts suggest the state should burn about one million acres a year to help control its wildfire challenges, but ...
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https://kjzz.org/content/1699769/long-history-uranium-mining-arizona-strip Kanab North uranium mine, located near Kanab Creek, north of the Grand Canyon, in 2006. The mine has since been reclaimed. Part 1: Boom and Bust In the boom years, things were different. There was a sense of patriotism in the air as prospectors fanned out across remote corners of the Colorado Plateau in ...
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Colorado Water Conservation Board not yet ready to adopt next-steps timeline Lake Powell is shown here, in its reach between where the Escalante and San Juan rivers enter the reservoir, in an October 2018 aerial photo from the nonprofit environmental group EcoFlight. Colorado water managers are considering the implications of a program known as demand ...
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Watch Now: Officials tour proposed wind farm site from above

https://magicvalley.com/news/local/watch-now-officials-tour-proposed-wind-farm-site-from-above/article_3097889f-2db1-5a46-8527-1e8bb855ac8e.html Ben Otto, an energy associate with the Idaho Conservation League, talks about the plans for the Lava Ridge Wind Proposal on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, during an EcoFlight tour of the project area near Shoshone.PAT SUTPHIN TIMES-NEWS TWIN FALLS — Soaring above the Magic Valley, county commissioners and Idaho Conservation League staff got a ...
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Plans To Restart Mining In The Historic Stibnite District Raise Environmental Concerns

https://www.boisestatepublicradio.org/environment/2021-07-22/restart-mining-historic-stibnite-district-raise-environmental-concerns The U.S. Forest Service has asked Perpetua Resources — the company wanting to re-open and expand the Stibnite Mine east of McCall — for more information on the potential environmental impacts of its revised plan. That change means a decision on the mine won’t come until well into 2023. The site has a complex ...
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https://www.kivitv.com/news/outdoors/ecoflight-in-idaho-gives-conservation-groups-a-sky-high-look-at-different-development-projects IDAHO — Several areas in Idaho are under scrutiny for the possible development of everything from housing to wind farms. One nonprofit, EcoFlight, wants to give conservation groups a better look at these projects by taking to the sky. Bruce Gordon started EcoFlight in 2000 after seeing resource extraction companies had access to airplanes but conservationists ...
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“As long as the project can make sure that it is sensitive to our grazers, I think that it presents a lot of opportunities for the area.” https://www.kmvt.com/2021/07/22/southern-idaho-leaders-gain-new-perspective-lava-ridge-wind-proposal/ TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Leaders of the Magic Valley took a flight to further the discussion about how the Lava Ridge Wind Proposal could bring jobs, energy and ...
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