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Environment Technology

Bezos envisions moving polluters to outer space

Bezos envisions moving polluters to outer space Caption: Artist concept of 3D printing with cementitious materials on the Moon. Credit: Greg Trent, Surface Construction. Dear EarthTalk: Is so-called “Off-Earth Manufacturing” really the environmental panacea that Jeff Bezos and other proponents say it is?  — M. Traney, Smithfield, RI In July 2021, Richard Branson rocketed into suborbital […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities Uncategorized

Harvest Hosts offers unique rv experience

Caption: Sunrise Over the White Mountains at a Harvest Host Location Written by Shari and Hutch Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted with permission from the Northwest RVing Blog hosted by MHRV (Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicle) Show Association. For information, go to www.northwestrving.com. Walking through vineyards, drinking mead, petting alpacas, screening cult movies, […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities

Growing herbs all year for tasty meals

Caption: Artificial lights ensure herbs receive enough bright light to successfully grow indoors. Photo credit:  Photo courtesy of Gardener’s Supply Company/gardeners.com by Melinda Myers Add garden fresh flavor to your meals year-round.  Grow a few of your favorite herbs indoors, harvest and enjoy. Select a variety of herbs you and your family enjoy and use for cooking, decoration, or […]

Featured Northwest Events Oregon Uncategorized Washington

Pacific Northwest unique holiday adventures

Caption: For Oregon Wine Giving Season, Cória Estates is offering private vineyard tours with the purchase of 12 bottles. (Photo by Joey Hamilton Photography) Are you ready to celebrate the holidays? There are hundreds of holiday events and activities taking place throughout the Pacific Northwest. Here are just a few of them: Made in La […]

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Attractions Things To See

Seattle’s top three, drive through Christmas light displays

Driving through Seattle neighborhood holiday light displays is one of the easiest, cheapest and most fun ways to “get in the spirit.” When my kids were at home, every year we went out looking at lights on Christmas Eve. We would listen to Christmas music on the radio and snack on popcorn and goodies in […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles

Spring bloom gifts for gardeners

Caption: Give a gift of Months of Bloom, pre-planted bulbs to brighten up the recipient’s home during the winter months or all year long. Photo credit:  Photo courtesy of Gardener’s Supply Company/gardeners.com by Melinda Myers Give the gift of spring this winter to gardeners and non-gardeners alike.  A pot of tulips, daffodils or other spring flowering […]

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Environment Technology Washington

Conservation dogs help endangered wildlife

Caption: “Pips” of Rogue Detection Teams was able to find larvae and larval poop of the endangered checkerspot butterfly for the Forest Service in Washington State in 2019. Credit: U.S. Forest Service- Pacific Northwest Region, FlickrCC. Dear EarthTalk: What are conservation dogs?— Jon Gretcham, Portland, OR Simply put, conservation dogs are canines specially trained in […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities

Winter-blooming bulbs make joyful holiday gifts

Caption:  The flower petals of Giant Amadeus amaryllis start out white and turn to pink, coral and salmon.  Photo credit:  photo courtesy of Longfield-Gardens.com by Melinda Myers Give a holiday gift that is guaranteed to bring joy and feelings of well-being. Research by Rutgers University found the gift of flowers generates a smile, elevates the […]

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Featured Northwest Events Northwest Lifestyles Washington

Dinosaurs to invade Clark County Event Center

Jurassic Quest, North America’s largest dinosaur event, will take over the Clark County Event Center in Vancouver Nov. 26-28 during Thanksgiving weekend. See over 100 Life-Size animatronic Dinosaurs including Apatosaurus, Spinosaurus, T-Rex and a 50 Foot Long Megalodon. Meet the trainers, baby dinos and watch a live interactive Raptor show. Other attractions include dinosaur rides, […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Oregon Outdoor Activities

Painted Hills is ‘Wonderful’

Caption: Two women viewing the Painted Hills in John Day River Territory. Photo credit: Joni Kabana, TravelOregon.com When you travel to the Painted Hills, you can see millions of years of history revealed in the layers of mountains of earth, one color at a time. The hills get their name from the delicately colored stratifications […]