Former Idaho Govs. Cecil Andrus and Phil Batt have threatened the US Department of Energy this month with a federal lawsuit over a deal between the current governor and the Department of Energy to allow a shipment of spent nuclear fuel into Idaho. Gov. Butch Otter says the amount of fuel in question is a small … Continue reading
On this episode of Elemental Idaho, our guest was Alayne Blickle, creator and director of the award-winning Horses for Clean Water program. Since 1997, Horses for Clean Water has taught environmentally sensitive horsekeeping practices through classes, workshops, demonstration farms, farm tours, and individual consultations.
Every year in Idaho, noxious weeds cause agricultural losses, diminish critical habitat, increase wildfire events, reduce water and air quality, threaten public health due to pest control issues, and limit recreational opportunities. There are roughly about 300 undesirable plants in all states, with about 64 of those in Idaho, and they posses an alarming ability to … Continue reading
Idaho Technology Council’s Energy Connected Conference brought together top researchers and thought leaders in our state’s energy sector March 3rd and 4th. If you listen to this program regularly, you hear about the confluence about environmental and natural resource issues, energy and technology. Those attending this conference learned about research that will change Idaho’s energy future, national … Continue reading
In late January, US Representative Mike Simpson unveiled a revised version of the Central Idaho Economic Development and Recreation Act on the heels of President Obama’s visit to Boise – an event some in the conservation community hoped would signal a move toward designating the Boulder White-Clouds as a National Monument. On this episode of Elemental … Continue reading