John Stang

John Stang is a reporter for the Daily Inter Lake in Kalispell, Mont. He has worked in newspapers for 23 years, including 13 years at the Tri-City Herald in southeastern Washington, where he covered the Hanford nuclear reservation for 11 years.

Food

Will climate change kill off Washington state’s oysters?

After years of speculation and research on the impact of the increasingly acidic seawater in the Pacific Northwest, some farms have actually begun to lose oysters. Can the state of Washington adapt quickly enough to save them?

How to tell future generations about nuclear waste

Think of a mummy movie — any mummy movie. Treasure hunters enter a pyramid. The explorers either ignore or can’t read the hieroglyphics warning of the curse that awaits those who open the 3,000-year-old sarcophagus before them. The mummy awakens and kills most of the cast. Rough translation: Seriously dude, do not open this door. Photo: iStockphoto If only those ancient Egyptians had done a better job warning future treasure-hunters not to mess with their sarcophagi. Today, the U.S. government faces a similar task: figuring out how to warn descendants hundreds to thousands of years in the future about buried …

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