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Boise and Spokane Join Global Climate Action

Boise and Spokane Join Global Climate Action

You don't have to go to New York City to demand action on global warming. People's Climate Action Marches are happening in Boise and in Spokane, Sunday, Sept. 21.

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Can Idaho Learn from Canada's Recent Mining Catastrophe?

Can Idaho Learn from Canada's Recent Mining Catastrophe?

Idahoans are concerned about the Mount Polley Mine Tailings disaster. EcoFlight has produced a great video on this issue.

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Time to Weigh In on the Weiser Dam

Time to Weigh In on the Weiser Dam

What do you think about the possible new Weiser-Galloway Dam? The Idaho Water Resource Board wants to know.

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Gold Mine Gambles with Idaho's Environment

Gold Mine Gambles with Idaho's Environment

Yeah, you might want to pay attention when an Idaho gold mine in massive debt, with stockpiles of waste and no cleanup plan, says it's heading to Nicaragua to pursue new opportunities in the gambling industry.

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Oil Transport Safety Explosive Topic in North Idaho

Oil Transport Safety Explosive Topic in North Idaho

Issues concerning safety of oil tanker cars, understaffed trains and interrupted passenger service are making headlines as crude oil transports gradually increase from the Bakken oil fields.

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A Painting Week in Review by ICL's Artist in Residence

A Painting Week in Review by ICL's Artist in Residence

ICL's Artist in Residence, Rachel Teannalach wraps up her week of painting and exploring North Idaho. Check out a sampling of her work here then head over to the Panhandle State Bank in Sandpoint Friday, Aug 29, to view the entire collection.

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Oregon Denies Permit for Coal Export Terminal

Oregon Denies Permit for Coal Export Terminal

Ambre Energy's Morrow Pacific project on Coyote Island in the Columbia River would ship 8 million tons of coal a year from the Powder River Basin to India and Asia.

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ICL Artist in Residence, 2015

ICL Artist in Residence, 2015

What is next for ICL's artist in residence program?

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Take a Stand for Public Lands

Take a Stand for Public Lands

The Idaho Legislature's Federal Lands Interim Committee is holding public meetings—and we need your help!

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Painting North Idaho, One Stunning Landscape at a Time

Painting North Idaho, One Stunning Landscape at a Time

Here is the second in a series of blogs by ICL's artist in residence, Rachel Teannalach, describing her painting adventures in North Idaho.

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A Blogging, Painting, Exploring Good Time Up North!

A Blogging, Painting, Exploring Good Time Up North!

This is the first in a series of blogs by ICL's artist in residence, Rachel Teannalach, as she paints her way around North Idaho in preparation for her art show on Aug 29.

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Let's get WILD like it's 1964!

Let's get WILD like it's 1964!

The Wilderness Act was passed 50 years ago. Let's celebrate!

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Boulder-White Clouds, "Mine" or "Ours"

Boulder-White Clouds, "Mine" or "Ours"

Mining in the Boulder-White Clouds still remains a threat today.

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A Summer with ICL's Sandpoint Office

A Summer with ICL's Sandpoint Office

Jansen Rinck, our summer intern in Sandpoint, talks about his experience with ICL.

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ICL and Partners Sue EPA for Letting Polluters Pass the Bill

ICL and Partners Sue EPA for Letting Polluters Pass the Bill

For immediate release: Earthjustice, on behalf of Idaho Conservation League and partners, filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to issue key rules mandated by the Superfund Act (the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, or CERCLA).

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Learning from the Mount Polley Mine Tailings Dam Failure

Learning from the Mount Polley Mine Tailings Dam Failure

This week's mining catastrophe in British Columbia is a tragic example of why ICL's vigilance in monitoring mining operations in Idaho is so critically important.

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Getting to the Point with "Non-Point" Pollution

Getting to the Point with "Non-Point" Pollution

Runoff from farms and communities is our nation's biggest water quality challenge.

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Linking Economics and Conservation

Linking Economics and Conservation

ICL's outreach intern Caitlin searches for her place in the conservation community.

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ICL Work Inspires Summer Intern

ICL Work Inspires Summer Intern

ICL intern Hannah's third year of law school, second summer in Boise, and first float down the Boise River: Putting it all together.

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Bringing Balance to the Backcountry

Bringing Balance to the Backcountry

Recently released draft federal rule fixes a flaw in the "2005 Travel Management Rule" that made management of snowmobiles optional. But it does little for human-powered winter recreation or sensitive wildlife. The U.S. Forest Service is now taking comments on the draft rule.

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