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Methow Trails adapts its Nordic system as climate changes

Methow Trails adapts its Nordic system as climate changes

When Methow Trails measures its Nordic trail system in inches — 7,603,200, to be exact — it’s not just a gimmick to make the network seem larger. The trails staff actually tend their 120 miles of trails by the inch, taking into account the effect of every rock, root and …
Climate change consequences are unavoidable, speaker says

Climate change consequences are unavoidable, speaker says

UW professor points to increased warming trends in Northwest By Ann McCreary No matter what steps are taken to head off the consequences of climate change, there is nothing that can be done now to avoid them entirely — it’s just a matter of “how fast and how much” the climate will change, according to a University...
Washington adopts rule to combat climate change

Washington adopts rule to combat climate change

The Washington Department of Ecology is launching an effort to limit carbon pollution with adoption of a first-of-its-kind clean air rule that caps and reduces carbon emissions. The new clean air rule “marks a watershed moment in our country’s history,” said Ecology Director Maia Bellon in a press release.
Totally creepy ...

Totally creepy …

Are black widow spiders spinning out of control in Okanogan County? By Ann McCreary Arachnophobes are advised to stop reading now. It appears that this year has produced a bumper crop of black widow spiders in Okanogan County. “There’s no comparison. I’ve been in business over 40 years. I’ve never had this many calls for...
A Christmas gift from Paris

A Christmas gift from Paris

With all the excitement caused by having a Republican front-runner for president of the United States unmask himself as a fascist fruitcake, you might have missed the happier news. So let’s try to focus on what just happened in Paris. Not the thugs who murdered 130 people, but those who came to the City of...
Another warm winter, continued drought in forecast

Another warm winter, continued drought in forecast

Despite a hopeful backdrop of snow-covered mountains, the prospect of continued drought next year remains, although it may not reach the record-breaking proportions of 2015. As winter approaches, climate experts in Washington are predicting a much warmer winter than normal, and a corresponding impact on …
Environmentalist, author, journalist Bill McKibben speaks this weekend in Winthrop

Environmentalist, author, journalist Bill McKibben speaks this weekend in Winthrop

By Laurelle Walsh
Rarely, but every so often, does a bona fide rock star make an appearance in our fair valley. On Sunday (May 18), Bill McKibben, a certifiable rock star of the …