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Hazard Mitigation Plan Finalized

OSPI logoRecent natural disasters, from mud slides to wild fires, have highlighted the need to understand how disasters might affect schools. Recently, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction finalized the Washington State K-12 Facilities Hazard Mitigation Plan. A result of three years of data gathering and research, plan was first released as a draft in April.

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Fawn Treated As Pet Back In The Wild In Washington

petfawnA fawn that was once treated as a pet with a rhinestone collar is back in the wild after being rehabbed at Center Valley Animal Rescue in Quilcene. It was one of four orphaned fawns taken to the center in May. They were released last month at Fort Flagler State Park where hunting is not allowed.

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Study Finds N. Idaho Superfund Cleanup Is Working

SpokRvBasinScientists say water quality in the Coeur d'Alene and Spokane river basins in northern Idaho and eastern Washington state is improving due to ongoing efforts cleaning up one of the nation's largest Superfund sites. The United States Geological Survey in a report released Monday says concentrations of cadmium, lead and zinc decreased significantly since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began the cleanup process in the 1990s.

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Bear Cub Hurt In Washington Wildfire Idaho-Bound

CinderA black bear cub burned in a massive Washington state wildfire over the summer is moving to a rehabilitation facility in Idaho for the winter. The cub, named Cinder, was found under a horse trailer in the Methow Valley, where the Carlton Complex fire burned about 400 square miles and destroyed 300 homes.

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Tool To Help Track Changes In Ocean Chemistry

burkolatorsA new research tool is allowing scientists to better track changes in ocean chemistry along the U.S. West Coast. Called the Integrated Ocean Observation System, the tool launched this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provides real-time ocean acidification data along the coast

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