Wednesday, October 12, 2011

10/12 Salish Sea News & Weather: Explosives barge, KAPO, CSO, fish dish, Fish Guys, sunken treasures, FEMA, gun club, LOTT, Arctic ice

Fish Guys/PHOTO: Marcus Donner
Coming up on Saturday, your volunteer day to save Seattle’s hometown river. Duwamish Alive!

The barge with explosives that ran aground Monday is off the rocks and in a safe harbor. Munitions barge arrives safely at Navy destination after running aground

After being rebuffed by the Washington State Court of Appeals and the Washington State Supreme Court on the issue of shoreline buffers that protect Puget Sound, Kitsap Alliance of Property Owners are now appealing to the U.S Supreme Court. Kitsap property rights group seeks higher court review

Dave Meyer at KPLU-FM dives deep on the subject of Seattle’s plan to remedy the spilling of about 190 million gallons of sewage into Puget Sound during heavy rainfall times. Keeping sewage out of Puget Sound  Knute Berger at Crosscut climbs down with artist Stokely Towles into the bowels of Seattle. Seattle's real underground tour

What’s on your dinner plate? The state’s estimate of how much fish and shellfish is consumed isn’t accurate and the Ecology Department is undertaking a process to update that amount in order to develop better standards for the amount of toxic pollutants allowed in our waters and sediments. State officials to update fish consumption rate

Hurrah for the Fish Guys! Pike Place fish have been recognized as the state’s first independent fish market selling only sustainable seafood. Pike Place Fish hailed for selling only sustainable seafood

Now what? Chris Sullivan of KIRO-FM blogs on the possibility that the shipwrecks of the last 200 years in Washington waters could be salvaged for riches that could line the state’s coffers. Could sunken treasure be a fix for Washington budget woes?

The cities of Mount Vernon and Burlington appealed how the Federal Emergency Management Agency mapped the Skagit River flood plain but have been notified that the agency can’t deal with the appeal— which puts flood insurance issues up in the air. FEMA puts flood mapping on hold, frustrating Burlington officials

Guns and the environment came together when Kitsap County testified in court that the Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club violated environmental regulations when it filled wetlands in upgrading its gun range on Seabeck Highway. When bulldozers are outlawed, only outlaws will have bulldozers. Gun club case turns to environmental issues

The Capitol Land Trust and the LOTT (Lacey Olympia Thurston Tumwater) Clean Water Alliance tonight will be asking the LOTT board to contribute $260,000 towards purchasing a 60-acre parcel of wetlands and forests on the peninsula between Budd and Henderson inlets. John Dodge in The Olympian reports: LOTT is asked to help buy land
 

Whoa, slow down: Researchers at CNRS, Université Joseph Fourier and Massachusetts Institute of Technology explain why Arctic ice climate models have been wrong and why by the end of the century there will be something else to argue about. Why Climate Models Underestimated Arctic Sea Ice Retreat: No Arctic Sea Ice in Summer by End of Century?

Now, your (Tuesday PM) tug weather:
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 249 PM PDT TUE OCT 11 2011
  SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT
  TONIGHT
 SW WIND 15 TO 25 KT...EASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 OR 2 FT. W SWELL 13 FT AT 12 SECONDS...BUILDING TO 15 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SHOWERS.
 WED
 W SWELL 15 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SW WIND 10 KT. WIND WAVES 1 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
 WED NIGHT
 W SWELL 13 FT AT 12 SECONDS. LIGHT WIND. WIND WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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