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Yes, Virginia, and Idaho — there is climate change

Unbelievably, June 2017 temperatures were so hot in Phoenix, Arizona, 120 degrees, the air terminal canceled more than 50 flights and planes were grounded. Meteorologists predict that by 2050, Phoenix’s number of 100-degree days will jump from 40 to 132. That’s more than four months of 100 degree-plus weather.

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18 months after Idaho's Pioneer Fire, less than 10 percent of forest being salvage logged

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'Super' fish? Salmon may surprise you. But they're in peril, and need our help.

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These are the voices speaking for wild salmon, Northwest dams & nearby communities

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Here's how the Eagle Fish Hatchery handles Idaho's famous salmon

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'We've been managing salmon wrong for about 125 years' 2:27

'We've been managing salmon wrong for about 125 years'

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Northwest fish hatcheries: 'A very valuable use of the public trust'

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Tour an Idaho fish hatchery

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Here's what Idaho's air quality will look like Thursday and Friday

A wolf near Boise? Foothills homeowners describe sighting

Mike and Kristin Stilton watched and heard what they believed was a wolf on the ridge above their home in Idaho's Boise Foothills in January 2018.
Rocky Barker rbarker@idahostatesman.com
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A wolf near Boise? Foothills homeowners describe sighting

18 months after Idaho's Pioneer Fire, less than 10 percent of forest being salvage logged 1:03

18 months after Idaho's Pioneer Fire, less than 10 percent of forest being salvage logged

'Super' fish? Salmon may surprise you. But they're in peril, and need our help. 2:28

'Super' fish? Salmon may surprise you. But they're in peril, and need our help.

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These are the voices speaking for wild salmon, Northwest dams & nearby communities