Dogs Once Made Pretty Nice Wool Blankets, Too

Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest once bred dogs in large numbers and sheared them for wool.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #british-columbia-canada, #dogs, #fashion-and-apparel, #indigenous-people, #journal-of-anthropological-archaeology, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #research, #textiles, #vancouver-island-british-columbia, #washington-state, #wool-and-woolen-goods, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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‘This Does Not Look Good for Children’: Fires Pose Risk to Young Lungs

The wildfires blazing in the West could hinder developing lungs, worsen asthma and even lead to the condition in those who don’t have it but are genetically disposed to it.

#air-pollution, #asthma, #california, #children-and-childhood, #lungs, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #research, #wildfires, #your-feed-healthcare

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Wildfires Live Updates: Rain Could Offer Some Relief for Oregon and Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee expressed confidence that Washington State could contain its fires, and offered help to Oregon, but warned that the air was still at “historically polluted levels.”

#california, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #inslee-jay, #oregon, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #washington-state, #weather, #wildfires

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Fleeing the Trolls for the Grizzly Bears

When “civilization” oppresses, wilderness is the best therapy.

#exploration-and-explorers, #federal-lands, #hikes-and-hiking, #kristof-nicholas-d, #montana, #pacific-crest-trail, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #united-states, #wilderness-areas

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The Showdown in Portland

Why have militarized federal forces been deployed to an American city?

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #oregon, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #portland-ore

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The U.S. Is Getting Shorter, as Mapmakers Race to Keep Up

Scientists are hard at work recalibrating where and how the nation physically sits on the planet. It’s not shrinkage — it’s “height modernization.”

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Forty Years Later, Lessons for the Pandemic From Mount St. Helens

The tensions we now face between science, politics and economics also arose before the country’s most destructive volcanic eruption.

#forest-service, #mount-st-helens-wash, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #volcanoes

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The Arrival of the ‘Murder Hornet’

We didn’t stop the coronavirus. But perhaps we can stop the giant hornets.

#bees, #deaths-fatalities, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #hornets-insects, #insects, #invasive-species, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #washington-state

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Why the U.S. Wasn’t Ready for the Coronavirus

“Are we ready to respond to a pandemic? I fear the answer is no,” one senior U.S. health official said in 2018.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #seattle-wash, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #viruses

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The Coronavirus Outbreak in Washington State

“It’s fear, it’s every bad emotion you could have.” One woman fights to help her mother on lockdown in a virus-affected nursing home.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #oregon, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #united-states, #washington-state

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