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Northern Idaho farmers concerned about acidic soils

Crop soils in north-central Idaho are becoming more acidic, possibly because of the repeated use of ammonium-based fertilizers, scientists say. Robert Sandlund of the Natural Resource and Conservation Service in Grangeville said some farmers have started to notice a reduction ...

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Aerial gunners kill at least 5 wolves in north-central Idaho

Aerial gunners in a helicopter have killed at least five wolves in north-central Idaho since May 11 in an effort to protect elk herds, but the hunting has been halted because it hasn’t been as successful as expected, an Idaho ...

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EPA reduces radiation monitoring

The Environmental Protection Agency has reduced the nation’s radiation monitoring program for rain, drinking water and milk in response to a consistent drop in the levels of fallout detected in the wake of the Japanese nuclear crisis. Extremely low amounts ...

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