Records from 182 cases of tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) were reviewed. In confirmed cases, there was febrile illness, and spirochetes were identif
The Washington ground squirrel (Urocitellus washingtoni) is a squirrel found in the Pacific Northwest, in the states of Washington and Oregon of the Northwestern United States. The Washington ground squirrel lives in sagebrush or grassland habitats in the Columbia River Basin of Washington and Oregon. Washington ground squirrels hibernate / estivate 7-8 months each year. Adults breed shortly after emergence from hibernation in January or February and juveniles emerge from the natal burrow in March. Juveniles disperse away from the natal burrow and settle into new areas. All Washington ground squirrels gain weight and prepare for hibernation in late spring and early summer. Juveniles immerge for estivation in June or July, and adults begin estivating earlier, often in June. One radiotracking study focused on dispersal of Washington ground squirrels. It found that 72% percent of juvenile males dispersed in April. Dispersal distances ranged from 40-3521 meters and the median dispersal distance was ...
Northwest Science publishes on natural history and general science topics, with a geographic focus on the northwestern United States and southwestern Canada.
Columbia Plateau: Columbia Plateau, geographic region, northwestern United States. It forms part of the intermontane plateaus and is bordered east by the Northern Rocky Mountains and west by
In case you havent noticed, were at peak cherry season, particularly cherries from the Northwestern United States. Slight climate differences throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and Montana ensure that ripe cherries are being harvested from June through August.
The New Moon today, the 21st of July, will create a Total Eclipse of the Sun. Even though it will only be visible in the Northwestern United States, Alaska and Hawaii, eastern India, Shanghai, Southeastern Asia and Northeastern Oceania, it will have a profound effect on all of humanity.. Peace on earth is more likely right now than ever before!. Do you believe that the alignment of the stars makes people a bit crazy from time to time?. I for one feel unusual astrological influences, usually BEFORE my astrologer friends share the sky news with me.. Well the sky news is pretty huge this month!. As well as the Total Eclipse, we are also experiencing 2 lunar eclipses in early July and early August that increase the effects of the Total Eclipse of the Sun.. The Moon is much smaller than the Sun, but when it passes directly in front of the Sun, its magnetic energy is so powerful that it blocks the light of the Sun from the Earth by absorbing the light.. If you have done much reading around here, you ...
A 28-year-old man presented to his health care provider with intermittent diarrhea, mild abdominal cramping, and low-grade fever. Travel history included camping in the northwestern United States. Stool specimens were collected in formalin and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and sent to a commercial lab for ova-and-parasite (O&P) examination. Figures A and B show what was observed in moderate frequency on a trichrome-stained smear made from the PVA-preserved stool. The objects of interest measured 12-15 micrometers on average in length. The images were captured at 1000x magnification. What is your diagnosis? Based on what criteria?. ...
White spruce is a large, pyramidal evergreen with aromatic foliage and uniform habit. This popular garden conifer is native to Canada and the northwestern United States. When sited properly white spruce can be a long-lived attractive addition to any landscape.
Abstract: This thesis examines temperature total daily maximum load (TMDL) and TMDL implementation plans in the Pacific Northwest in order to determine the common and unique strategies and challenges to TMDL implementation. Water temperatures for many rivers and streams in the Pacific Northwest region are above state water quality standards, threatening habitat quality for cold water salmonids. Th... read moree study area included seven case study watersheds, which were investigated through interviews and document reviews. The results of the case study investigations revealed that, in many cases, entities other than the State Department of Environmental Quality were responsible for TMDL implementation; the line of authority between entities implementing the TMDL is unclear, which may lead to confusion between implementers; and the water quality data collected by many groups is not coalesced into one centralized location for comprehensive analysis, which may lead to inefficiencies in TMDL ...
The Pacific Northwest Region of the U.S. Forest Service includes 19 National Forests, a National Scenic Area, a National Grassland, and two National Volcanic Monuments within the states of Washington and Oregon. Wildflower Viewing Areas in the Pacific Northwest Region feature glimpses of this region where you may see and enjoy wildflowers.
We have hundreds of different Mixtures and Species for you to choose from for the Pacific Northwest region.Perennials and Easy to Grow
The competition or rivalry for the use of water resources among economic sectors of the Pacific Northwest and among geographical regions of the western United States has intensified in recent years. This rivalry and the long run prospects for water shortages have increased the demand for research concerning the productivity of this resource in alternative uses. This demand exists because the distribution and use of water resources require investment which typically comes from both public and private sources. Private and public planning groups seek answers to questions regarding future water resource development alternatives. Agriculture has historically been a major user of water in the Pacific Northwest. A substantial portion of total investment in water resource development has also been, in agriculture. As a result water use planners and decision making bodies are necessarily interested in water use in agriculture. The success of water resource planning requires answers to questions regarding ...
Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 15,000. Includes an immediate digital download of "Eyes Of The World (P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada 5/17/74)". "We were in the Pacific Northwest...between somewhere in Washington and some other where in Oregon. The road took us to the lip on a ridge, from where we could see around us for many miles in all directions … It was breathtaking to behold, but as we watched, we had a firm realization that we were witnessing something even more beautiful than our eyes could ever take in … Life causes life. Heaven and Earth dance in this way endlessly, and their child is the forest. And so there we were, epiphanously watching that grandest and most glorious dance of life-of which we are just a tiny part-awed by a magnificence without beginning, without end..." Bob Weir, "Sell Headwaters-Everyone Wins," San Francisco Chronicle. The Pacific Northwest offers up a rich feast of land, sky, and water. It is ripe with influences, abundant with symbols, deep and ...
The Pacific Northwest consists of a diverse region of landscapes stretching from British Columbia through Washington State to Oregon. Included in this region are mountains, miles of coastline, rainforests and deserts. Consequently, the Pacific Northwest is also home to a diverse array of plants. Identifying Pacific ...
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AIS Northwest - advanced practitioners of Active Isolated Stretching and Massage in the Pacific Northwest, for optimum health, balance and flexibility.
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In order to identify bacteria that assimilate dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) in the northeast Pacific Ocean, stable isotope probing (SIP) experiments were conducted on water collected from 3 different sites off the Oregon and Washington coasts in May 2010, and one site off the Oregon Coast in September 2008 and March 2009. Samples were incubated in the dark with 2 mM 13C-NaHCO3, doubling the average concentration of DIC typically found in the ocean. Our results revealed a surprising diversity of marine bacteria actively assimilating DIC in the dark within the Pacific Northwest coastal waters, indicating that DIC fixation is relevant for the metabolism of different marine bacterial lineages, including putatively heterotrophic taxa. Furthermore, dark DIC-assimilating assemblages were widespread among diverse bacterial classes. Alphaproteobacteria, Gammaproteobacteria, and Bacteroidetes dominated the active DIC-assimilating communities across the samples. Actinobacteria, Betaproteobacteria,
Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants is an accessible introduction to finding and using wild plants for health and wellness. Beginners seeking reliable advice and experienced practitioners on the hunt for new information alike will delight in the plant profiles, color photographs, step-by-step instruction for essential herbal remedies, and seasonal foraging tips. This indispensable guide to finding, harvesting, and using wild plants is for wildcrafters in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, northern California, and British Columbia.. ...
These links lead to lists of all of the species of reptiles and amphibians found in Oregon and Washington (including introduced species) with links to photo galleries of most of these species and their habitat. Two salamanders from Idaho and one introduced lizard from British Columbia have also been included, with their origin noted on the list. Some sources of information about reptiles and amphibians of the Pacific Northwest are included at the bottom ...
The 32nd annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Branch of AGU (PNAGU) was held September 6-7, 1985, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The first session, chaired by R. D. Hyndman, was opened by R. H. T. Smith, president (pro tem) of the university. Following the opening exercises the initial speaker, R. L. Armstrong, provided a thorough background with his talk entitled "Sutures, Terranes, and Magmatism in the Canadian Cordillera." The remainder of the morning was filled by a variety of papers covering tectonics and seismology. ...
Please join NIDIS and its partners the Pacific Northwest Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC) a NOAA RISA team, the USDA Northwest Climate Hub and the National Weather Service on Thursday October 6 at 11:00am PDT for the Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) October Drought and Climate Outlook Webinar. The PNW DEWS Drought & Climate outlook webinar series is designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the Pacific Northwest timely drought and climate information. ...
This document provides guidance for designing water quality monitoring projects and selecting monitoring parameters. Although the focus is on forest management and streams in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, a broader perspective is taken, and much of the information is more widely applicable. Part I reviews the regulatory mechanisms for nonpoint source pollution and defines seven types of monitoring. A step-by-step process for developing monitoring projects is presented. Because monitoring is a sampling procedure, study design and statistical analysis are explicitly addressed. Part II is a technical review of the parameters, which are grouped into six categories: physical and chemical constituents, flow, sediment, channel characteristics, riparian, and aquatic organisms ...
In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Contents Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Mollusk Diversity , The Importance of Understanding and Identifying Mollusks , Threatened Species Conservation , Ecological Balance Mollusks as Alternate Hosts for Parasites , Mollusk Ecology (Habitat) Reproduction , Dispersal , Distribution and Endemism Environmental Hazards and Mortality , Predation Defenses Collecting, Preparing, and Preserving , How to Use This Book Nomenclature of Shell Characteristics Land Snails and Slugs of the Pacific Northwest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Taxonomic List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Keys to the Families and Genera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Aug. 24, 2015 - Five Cerner clients in the Pacific Northwest have agreed to use CommonWell Health Alliance® services to securely exchange patient data with a growing number of provider sites across the United States.
Want quick, easy-to-grow color in your meadow or garden? Annual Wildflowers are the perfect choice, whether youre adding more color to an existing Wildflower Meadow or planting an interim garden for the year, we have dozens of varieties to choose from. | Zones: 9; Bloom Season: Mid - Late Summer; Ideal Region: Pacific Northwest; Advantages: Good For Containers, Attract Butterflies
Read the Fine Dining Three Rivers, OR discussion from the Chowhound Restaurants, Pacific Northwest food community. Join the discussion today.
Chipotle has closed 43 of its Pacific Northwest locations in response to an E. coli outbreak health officials have connected to the Mexican food chain.
This overview covers progress in the following areas in which Pacific Northwest Laboratory contributes to the CALIOPE Program: (1) Fabrication of electro-optic modulators to generate FM-coding on IR lasers in the 8-12 and 3-5 {mu}m regions. (2) IR spectroscopy of signature species, abnormal isotopic distributions, hydrolysis and kinetics of effluents interacting with the atmosphere, and reflectance measurements of natural surfaces. (3) Systems analysis of FM-DIAL concepts, including lateral phase coherence and MTF measurements, and laboratory tests of detector technology and demodulation methods. (4) Field tests of FM-DIAL, covering field validation of portable diode laser concepts, FM-CO{sub 2} interrogation of Hanford sites, and signal returns from natural specular surfaces. (5) Ancillary matters: ground-truthing at Hanford (and RSTR?), countermeasures, and new laser design concepts.
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How to Make Plant Based Paints in the Pacific Northwest. At their best, store-bought art supplies can be of high quality and convenient. At their worst, they carry unnecessary expenses and toxic ingredients that can distance artists from...
Master gardener and author Linda Gilkeson has just released the Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition of her best-selling book Backyard Bounty: The Complete Guide to Year-round Gardening in the Pacific Northwest. Linda agreed to answer some of our most pressing gardening questions in the interview below, and chose two winning questions from those submitted in our online contest.
The Pacific Northwests coffee culture may not stop at the shoreline, thanks to caffeinated human waste streaming off the coast.
The pacific northwest is becoming ground zero for anti-science hippies who are willing to believe anything if it fits their world view. Their vaccination rates are shocking for people who claim to be so literate.Now they have a new reason to go on a bender about nuclear power. An article at CounterPunch.org by Janette D. Sherman, M.
Spokane [http://www.visitspokane.com/] is a city in eastern Washington. It is the second largest city in Washington State in the Pacific Northwest region, the largest city in the Inland Northwest, and the largest city in eastern Washington. The citys nickname is "The Lilac City".
du Toit has developed a diverse and highly productive research and extension program on the biology, epidemiology, and management of an array of fungal, bacterial, and viral diseases of small-seeded vegetable seed crops grown in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. These vegetable seed crops provide 20-100% of the U.S. supply and 10 -50% of the world supply of seed for about 30 different small-seeded vegetables, with the seed sold nationally and to more than 90 countries. The international nature of the global seed industry necessitates the production of high-quality, pathogen-free seed, which has been the focus of her research and extension program at WSU. du Toit has established herself as one of the leading vegetable seed pathologists, nationally and internationally, with a record of helping stakeholders and working cooperatively with industry partners to address disease problems of a multitude of seed crops. As a result of her work, growers of vegetable and vegetable seed crops ...
Prescribed burning costs are extremely variable, even if conditions are similar. This variability complicates planning and evaluation of prescribed burning programs and budgets, resulting in imprecise projections of their economic benefits. Evaluating the worth of prescribed burning efforts in objective terms is difficult, but the continual shrinkage of USDA Forest Service budgets requires an increase in program efficiency and understanding the causes of variability for prescribed burning costs. An analysis of variance model was used to describe and quantify the relative effect of managerial and institutional factors, such as smoke emission limitations or the constraint to control all types of fires, on prescribed burning costs. Data were collected by using a questionnaire to fire and fuel managers in the USDA Forest Services Northern, Intermountain, and Pacific Northwest Regions. Estimated prescribed burning costs were significantly affected by changes in the managerial and institutional ...
Herbivore Anarchist Apothecary Meetup - Oatstraw. Join us as we take a closer look with herbs, one simple at a time. Many of us have grown away from plant speak since childhood. It is here that can mark our initiation, the return, or even a widening of these allies. We dedicate one herb to each meetup and have one rule, that there are no rules. This is an informal gathering to share the stories, truths, and sensual dynamics about each herb such as: herbal lore, medicinal properties, foraging regulations, preparations and recipes, toxicity, maybe even a spell or two. We focus on the local plants, common plants, and simple weeds to our Pacific Northwest region.. Every level of interest is invited and uniquely important from the hedge witch to a green goddess, steward of the plant world to sustainable community activist, botanist and herbalist, gardener and nutritionist.. This particular meetup is dedicated to the oatstraw. Oats also go by the name Avena sativa, sativa meaning cultivated. This ...
EARTHSYS 16SC. Water and Power in the Pacific Northwest: The Columbia River. 2 Units.. This seminar will explore the nature of and coupling between water and energy resources in the Pacific Northwest, using the Columbia River as our case study. We will explore the hydrologic, meteorologic, and geologic basis of water and energy resources, and the practical, social, environmental, economic, and political issues surrounding their development in the West. The Columbia River and its watershed provide a revealing prototype for examining these issues. A transnational, multi-state river with the largest residual populations of anadromous salmonids in the continental US, it provides a substantial fraction of the electrical energy produced in the Northwest (the Grand Coulee dam powerhouse on the Columbia is the largest-capacity hydropower facility in the US), it is a major bulk commodity transportation link to the interior West via its barge navigation system, it provides the water diversions supporting ...
The Inlander is a community newspaper covering news, politics, events, happy hour, everything thats happening today, things to do on the weekend, in Spokane, Coeur dAlene, the greater Inland Northwest and beyond.
Lào Cai ( listen), is a province of the mountainous Northwest region of Vietnam bordering the province of Yunnan in China. The province covers an area of 6,383.9 square kilometres and as of 2008 it had a population of 602,300 people. Lào Cai and Sa Pa are two important cities within the province at the border with China; the former is well known as key trading post and the latter is hill station famous for tourism, in the Northwest region of Vietnam. Lào Cai is also the capital of Lào Cai Province and shares border with the city of Hekou, in the Yunnan province of Southwest China. This border town was closed after the 1979 war with China, since reopened in 1993, has become a major tourist centre between Hanoi, Sa Pa and Kunming (China). Sa Pa is notable as a hill resort and market centre for the local ethnic Hmong, including the Red, Black, Green and Flower Hmong. Located across the Muong Hoa Valley from Vietnams highest mountain, Fansipan, the city is sometimes referred to as the "queen of ...
Educators from Oregon will be taking part in a buoy deployment and research cruise off the Washington Coast to learn about how the changing ocean conditions impact ocean life in the Pacific Northwest. The deployment will occur over the Memorial Day weekend in NOAAs Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, from the University of Washington research vessel Thomas Thompson.. Ben Ewing of Lincoln County School District and Cindy Bryden from Haystack Rock Awareness Program will join other educators from Washington and use this opportunity to learn more about the oceanographic research that is addressing several critical issues impacting Pacific Northwest coastal and inland waters. Educators will incorporate the research and their own cruise experiences into their classrooms and education programs.. The primary purpose of this cruise is to deploy a moored buoy system with sensors to monitor ocean and weather conditions off the coast. A Seaglider, an autonomous underwater vehicle, is part of the ...
The state of Washington has taken a first, serious look at a high-speed rail project linking Vancouver in British Columbia to Seattle and Portland.
On a suffocating summer day in 1937, the thirteenth year of drought and the seventh year of depression, with our mouths, nostrils, and eyes full of the dust blowing from our bare fields, my family sold to our neighbors at auction most of the accouterments of our existence. Then we loaded what was left in to a trailer my father had made and drove West to find water and survival on the Washington coast.. During the auction the two classmates with whom I had just finished the fourth grade hung about the desultory bidders giving me looks of respect and undisguised envy. They envied me not so much for the things they could imagine as for the things they couldnt-the unimaginable distance I was going and the unimaginable things along it and at the end of it. And though we all could have imagined most of Montana well enough, how could any of us have imagined an end to the prairies limitless sky and the giddy encroachments rising higher and higher against that sky that were the Rocky Mountains? How ...
Large fires can have significant social and economic costs, but they are also playing an important role in the ecology of our forests," said Matthew Reilly, lead author and a post-doctoral researcher in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University.. ...
Our handwarmer mugs were handcrafted by Bob and Corina Neher in a small town in eastern Oregon, Milton-Freewater. Your hand fits right
1 Division of Human Biology, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109, USA 2 Department of Pediatrics 3 Department of Neurology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA 4 Department of Human Genetics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands 5 Department of Biological Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA 6 Department of Neurology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14642, USA ...