Kirk Siegler

Kirk Siegler appears in the following:

Encore: Brazil's President-elect renews calls to crack down on Amazon deforestation

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Brazil's President-elect is pledging a "zero tolerance" policy on deforestation in the Amazon. But climate scientists warn the damage already done may be irreversible.

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Police give few details on the apparent murders of four University of Idaho students

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Police are giving few details and contradictory information about the apparent murders of four University of Idaho students on Sunday.

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Authorities investigate the deaths of 4 University of Idaho students

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Police have yet to make any arrests in connection with the deaths of four University of Idaho students. The incident has shaken the small college town of Moscow.

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Brazil's president-elect renews calls to crack down on deforestation in the Amazon

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Incoming president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is pledging a "zero tolerance" policy on deforestation in the Amazon. But climate scientists warn the damage already done may be irreversible.

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How Maricopa County defeated election disinformation — for now

Friday, November 11, 2022

The Republican chairman of Maricopa County, Ariz., is winning praise for his skilled handling of the election in the face of disinformation and voter conspiracy theories, mostly from his own party.

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A 23-year megadrought is endangering the agricultural economy in the Southwest

Saturday, October 08, 2022

Drought is pushing Arizona farmers to the brink as they've been cut off from the shrinking Colorado River. The crisis is also renewing questions about the viability of growing crops in a desert.

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In Idaho, America's first, and only, cobalt mine in decades is opening

Saturday, October 08, 2022

The first cobalt mine in the United States in decades opened Friday in Idaho amid rising demand for the metal, which is a key component in electric vehicle batteries.

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The first cobalt mine in America in decades is opening in Idaho

Friday, October 07, 2022

The first cobalt mine in America in decades opens Friday in Idaho. The metal used in electric vehicle batteries is in big demand yet analysts say the environmental costs are also high.

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A 23-year megadrought is endangering the agricultural economy in the Southwest

Monday, October 03, 2022

Drought is pushing Arizona farmers to the brink as they've been cut off from the shrinking Colorado River. The crisis is also renewing questions about the viability of growing crops in a desert.

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Where the Colorado River crisis is hitting home

Thursday, September 22, 2022

A reckoning has come for cities and farms in the desert Southwest that were built to rely on the Colorado River.

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Arizona's long-term conservation strategy is softening the blow of the Colorado River drought

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Arizona is facing dramatic cuts in water deliveries from the drought-imperiled Colorado River. But a long-term conservation strategy is assuaging fears.

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Tucson has 5.5 years of excess Colorado River water stowed in a "secret" reservoir

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Arizona is facing dramatic cuts in water deliveries from the drought-imperiled Colorado River. But many water managers there aren't that worried due to a long in the works conservation strategy.

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The Forest Service's ban on controlled burns has come to a close

Monday, September 05, 2022

The U.S. Forest Service's temporary ban on controlled burning, a practice seen as key to preventing huge and devastating wildfires, has now expired — with questions remaining about future burns.

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Why suppressing wildfires may be making the Western fire crisis worse

Saturday, August 27, 2022

The U.S. is spending record money suppressing wildfires that are only getting more deadly and severe with climate change. But there are signs the needle is moving toward more upfront prevention work.

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Utah sues to stop restoration of boundaries at Bears Ears, Grand Staircase monuments

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

President Biden restored the original boundaries last year after then-President Trump had significantly slashed them in 2017. Utah officials say Biden overstepped his authority.

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Inflation makes recovery from California fires and other disasters more difficult

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Extreme weather events made worse by climate change are hitting some of the poorest parts of the United States hard. Recovery will be extra difficult at a time of high inflation.

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Survivors of the McKinney fire are forced to rebuild during a time of inflation

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Residents in rural northern California are being allowed back in to assess damage from the deadly fire. High costs for everything from gas to building supplies is making recovery daunting.

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Death toll of northern California's Mckinney Fire reaches 4

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

The death toll in the McKinney Fire in northern California is now at four with authorities warning it could rise as firefighters across the baking West battle extreme heat and erratic winds.

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Encore: Rural singer-songwriter Margo Cilker's pandemic hustle is paying off

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

The pandemic was especially tough for musicians in smaller cities and towns but for one country rocker in the rural Northwest it was a welcome respite.

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Pacific Northwest tribes want to hold American leaders accountable and remove 4 dams

Thursday, July 07, 2022

Pacific Northwest tribes are pressuring President Biden to make good on his pledge to uphold treaties in Indian Country and remove four large dams on the Snake River.

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