British Columbia http://nwpr.org en Tolerable Risk Vs. Terrible Catastrophe When It Comes To Dams And The Big One http://nwpr.org/post/tolerable-risk-vs-terrible-catastrophe-when-it-comes-dams-and-big-one <p>It&#39;s a question all of us face sooner or later: whether to spend a good chunk of money to protect against a catastrophe that has a very low chance of occurring. A workshop that just wrapped up in Corvallis considered that dilemma in the context of Northwest dams and a magnitude 9 earthquake. Correspondent Tom Banse reports. Fri, 20 Jul 2012 13:07:27 +0000 Tom Banse 11948 at http://nwpr.org 1.2 Million Gallons Of Sewage Spills Into Columbia From Broken B.C. Pipe http://nwpr.org/post/12-million-gallons-sewage-spills-columbia-broken-bc-pipe <p>A pipe failure on Monday in British Columbia has released an estimated 1.2 million gallons of raw sewage into the Columbia River. Emergency crews from the British Columbia Ministry of Environment stopped the flow&nbsp; Tuesday afternoon. Tue, 27 Mar 2012 23:12:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 5635 at http://nwpr.org 1.2 Million Gallons Of Sewage Spills Into Columbia From Broken B.C. Pipe Ocean's Future: “Goodbye Big Fish, Hello Small Fish” http://nwpr.org/post/oceans-future-%E2%80%9Cgoodbye-big-fish-hello-small-fish%E2%80%9D <p>VANCOUVER, B.C. &ndash; In Greek mythology, the original god of the sea was named Nereus. Among other powers, he could prophesy the future. That&rsquo;s why researchers at the University of British Columbia thought to name a project to predict future ocean conditions after Nereus. Now, the initial computer simulations are out. Correspondent Tom Banse reports. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 14:31:51 +0000 Tom Banse 3459 at http://nwpr.org Ocean's Future: “Goodbye Big Fish, Hello Small Fish”