invasive species http://kplu.org en State Officials Seize Cold Snap, Freeze Out Invasive Snails In Capitol Lake http://kplu.org/post/state-officials-seize-cold-snap-freeze-out-invasive-snails-capitol-lake <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A cold snap might be an effective tool for fish and wildlife managers trying to stop the spread of a tiny invasive species.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Capitol Lake in Olympia is serving as a testing ground for freezing out New Zealand mud snails.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 04:06:20 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 11753 at http://kplu.org State Officials Seize Cold Snap, Freeze Out Invasive Snails In Capitol Lake How to prove the tree-huggers hunch? Study a deadly beetle http://kplu.org/post/how-prove-tree-huggers-hunch-study-deadly-beetle <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you live in the Evergreen State, chances are, you like trees.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cities around the Pacific Northwest do a lot to protect them.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But, do they really make us healthier?&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An economist with the <a href="http://www.fs.usda.gov/r6">US forest service in Portland </a>is working on that question.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:04:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7595 at http://kplu.org How to prove the tree-huggers hunch? Study a deadly beetle Companies' volunteers and Forterra helping clean up Duwamish http://kplu.org/post/companies-volunteers-and-forterra-helping-clean-duwamish <p>People power is helping to clean up one of Seattle's most polluted rivers.&nbsp; On Friday, about a hundred volunteers who work for the Boeing Employees Credit Union pitched in along the <a href="http://duwamishcleanup.org/">Duwamish in Tukwila</a>. They’ve set a five-year goal of cleaning up two miles of shoreline.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 19:22:14 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 6366 at http://kplu.org Companies' volunteers and Forterra helping clean up Duwamish Northwest states ask public to 'squeal' on feral pigs http://kplu.org/post/northwest-states-ask-public-squeal-feral-pigs <p>Washington, Oregon and Idaho are joining forces to track populations of feral pigs across the Northwest. These &ldquo;hogs gone wild&rdquo; can do massive damage to the landscape. And wildlife agents want to know where swine are on the move. They&rsquo;re even launching a so-called &ldquo;swine line&rdquo; for people to call with sightings.</p><p>When domesticated pigs escape their sties, Wendy Brown says something strange starts to happen &hellip;</p><p>&ldquo;They actually develop darker fur, longer tusks -- they actually change in physical appearance. It&rsquo;s amazing.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 21:43:18 +0000 Jessica Robinson 5695 at http://kplu.org Northwest states ask public to 'squeal' on feral pigs