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Idaho Power among top U.S. firms on carbon management

When it comes to handling environmental policy changes and climate-related innovation, Boise-based Idaho Power Co. ranks ahead of business giants like Google, Starbucks and Target. That’s according to the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index, released on Jan. 26, which rated 300 ...

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McMillen LLC lands major contracts with resource agencies (access required)

Engineering and construction firm McMillen LLC, Boise, recently received three U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service contracts through the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act economic-stimulus program. The projects are: Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge (Wyo.), construction of three residences and a ...

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BSU, ISU presidents continue pleas to minimize higher education cuts  (access required)

The presidents of Boise State University and Idaho State University lobbed a few more pleas to lawmakers on the Legislature’s budget-writing committee to minimize cuts to higher education during a second day of public education budget hearings Jan. 26. BSU ...

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Elmore County P&Z to consider comp plan amendment, may open way for nuclear plant (access required)

A small Eagle-based energy developer is heralding a decision by the Elmore County Planning and Zoning Commission to pursue changes to the county’s comprehensive plan that could ease restrictions on industrial zoning. The decision was prompted by a proposal from ...

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UI Boise brown bag series kicks off Feb. 3

The University of Idaho is kicking off a series of monthly brown bag presentations on Feb. 3 aimed at providing businesses with tips on incorporating sustainable practices while improving the bottom line. College of Business and Economics Dean Jack Morris ...

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Education budget hearings begin at Idaho statehouse   (access required)

Idaho’s public colleges and universities began hearings in front of the Legislature’s budget-writing committee Jan. 25, with presidents and other officials detailing the impact of recent and proposed cuts on their institutions. University of Idaho President Duane Nellis said $22 ...

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Silver Falcon Mining mill equipment assembled (access required)

Progress on the Silver Falcon Mining Diamond Creek mill is on schedule, and company officials hope it is operating by the end of the month. The company further announces that its mill circuit and other equipment is being checked and ...

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Engineering day looks to ignite future engineers

Kids in preschool through high school will have the chance to participate in the world of engineering this weekend. Discover Engineering Day is coming to Boise State University Saturday, Jan. 30. Activities include a presentation by astronaut Barbara Morgan, an ...

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