Environment

USFWS Mountain-Prairie / Flickr Creative Commons

Mountain lions in the Wood River Valley have forced wildlife managers to make some hard choices this winter.

Blaine County Sheriff / Facebook

After last year’s historic flooding in the Wood River Valley, Blaine County Commissioners are weighing plans to alter the river and restore it to a more natural state.

Jeremy Erickson / Flickr Creative Commons

The Treasure Valley’s verdant tree canopy gives the capital city more than just its nickname. According to a new report by the Treasure Valley Canopy Network, trees are one of our best tools in fighting back against climate change locally.

Larry Ridenhour/BLMIdaho / Flickr

The Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area is kicking off its 25th anniversary Thursday. The area protects raptors and other species near Boise.

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The first month of 2018 was one for the record books. January 2018 was one of the warmest on record in Boise with an average temperature of 37 degrees – six degrees above normal. And the balmy weather is expected to persist.

Susan Montoya Bryan / AP Images

Earlier this month, the Trump Administration announced a 30 percent tariff on imported solar panels.

Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management has closed off a mine shaft that collapsed in Silver City.

Federal officials are proposing approving Idaho's request to loosen field burning rules that backers say offer more flexibility to disperse smoke away from people but that health advocates say will lead to breathing problems for some area residents.

David Zalubowski / AP Images

It’s really hard to know how many Canada lynx exist in the Gem State, in part because of their secretive and solitary nature. According to U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologist Bryon Holt, between 1960-1991 there were 70 verified records of the animals in Idaho, mostly in remote mountains in northern Idaho.

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U.S. Forest Service, Northern Region / Flickr Creative Commons

As Bogus Basin fans might have realized, it hasn’t been a great snow year for the area so far, but that’s not necessarily the case for the rest of the state.

Idaho Statesman

Communities around the world – including in Idaho – have grown accustomed to sending their recycled plastic to China. But on January first, a new Chinese policy went into effect that bans the importation of certain plastics.

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Michael_McCullough / Flickr Creative Commons

Idaho's ban on spying at farms, dairies and slaughterhouses violated free speech rights, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

Idaho Power Company

2017 was a good year for White Sturgeon in the middle fork of the Snake River. But a changing climate may mean years like that one will be harder to find.


University of Idaho, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences / Facebook

Idaho’s college enrollment numbers surpassed a milestone — and defied a downward national trend.

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Republic Services picks up paper, aluminum and plastics in southwest Idaho communities from Middleton to Mountain Home. The company is no longer accepting plastics numbered 3-7, which includes things like pipes, plastic bags, some food containers and plastic utensils.

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