Wednesday, October 26, 2011

10/26 Salish Sea News and Weather: Species protection, orca slaves, coal export, Seattle shores, BC mining, Julie Knight, fed land sale, WSF, Dockton, deep-sea amoebae

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Try this: Carl Safina proposes a way to bring science and faith together in moving to solve our environmental problems.  “Knowledge and Devotion; A Proposal For A Merger

As reported by the Associated Press, SeaDoc Society this year “counted 113 species that are listed as threatened or endangered, or are candidates for listing in either the U.S. or Canada — compared with 64 species in 2008. The snowy owl, cackling goose, Pacific sardine and surf smelt are among 49 species that use the Salish Sea that have recently been flagged for special conservation attention, whether by the Canadian province, Washington state, or the U.S. or Canadian governments.” Study: more species in Wash., B.C. need protection

PETA is reported to be suing SeaWorld San Diego and Orlando for holding five performing killer whales in violation of the Constitution's ban on slavery and wants them returned to their natural habitat, like the Salish Sea. Lawsuit to be filed alleging orca ‘slavery'

The coal export fight reaches National Public Radio. A Local Fight Against Global Coal In A Northwest Town
 
The town of Edmonds invites folks to Sustainable Edmonds’ presentation tonight of “Coal Hard Truth” which addresses train traffic that will pass through Edmonds as part of the project. "Coal Hard Truth": Sustainable Edmonds Having Forum on Proposed Coal Trains   The Washington Department of Ecology, Whatcom County and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have signed a formal agreement to share the job of overseeing an environmental impact statement for SSA Marine's proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal project at Cherry Point.  County, state and federal agencies will join forces on Cherry Point impact statement   And, David Roberts in Grist: Jay Inslee, candidate for WA governor, chats with Grist about clean energy and coal ports

Seattle’s second draft of its revised shoreline master program includes recommendation to limit the number of houseboats and to increase building setbacks from 25 to 35 feet.  The update revises rules for all of Seattle’s shorelines including Lake Union/Ship Canal, the Puget Sound, Lake Washington, Green Lake and the Duwamish River. Shoreline plan recommends added setbacks, more access

Big, big business: BC’s mining industry want you to know that in 2010 it produced an $8.9-billion economic impact throughout the province. Mining generates $8.9-billion boost to B.C. economy

Ashley Ahearn has a cool slideshow on EarthFix showing why Julie Knight, director of IOSA, the Island Oil Spill Association, inspires so many. San Juan Islands' Oil Safety Darling

Want land? A bill was heard yesterday in the U.S. House of Representatives that would require the Obama Administration to sell off public lands. U.S. House bill would sell off public lands in the Northwest

C.B. Hall in today’s Crosscut examines how “A recent disruption in ferry service to the San Juan Islands illuminated just how close Washington's ferry system is to the edge. Can a new government task force resuscitate the struggling system?” The fragile state of Washington's ferries

Congratulations to Powell Jones, the new Dungeness River Audubon Center director, who had previously served as its education coordinator.  Dungeness River Audubon Center gets new director

Check out Migael Scherer’s blog in Three Sheets Northwest about Dockton, which “was once a busy shipyard, with the first dry dock in Puget Sound large enough for sailing schooners.” In Migael’s Wake|Dockton County Park

And, deeper still, Scripps scientists working in the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench have documented the deepest known existence of xenophyophores, single-celled animals exclusively found in deep-sea environments. Researchers Identify Mysterious Life Forms in the Extreme Deep Sea

Now, your tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 300 AM PDT WED OCT 26 2011
  SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM PDT THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING
  TODAY
 SE WIND 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 25 KT IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING W LATE. WIND WAVES 1 OR 2 FT BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 FT AT 11 SECONDS SUBSIDING TO 4 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY MORNING FOG. RAIN DEVELOPING.
 TONIGHT
 W WIND 15 TO 25 KT BECOMING NW 10 TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7 FT AT 9 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.

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