Wednesday, November 16, 2011

11/16 Salish Sea News and Weather: UFOs, dead orca, coal exports, Bowen Is, Olympic wilderness, Kitsap buffers, Singer Farm, tribal journey, Shiro Kashiba

Left by the Ebb: Laurie MacBride
Laurie MacBride’s eye on the environment— must see, must read: “It’s All in How You See It

New blog: “Occupy Everywhere But Stay On Message

Were you puzzled? Lights in night sky puzzle Puget Sound residents

Seaside Aquarium says a newborn orca found dead on the Washington coast died of a stomach hernia and was not stillborn. Baby orca found dead on Washington coast

Linville is next Bellingham mayor; Crawford and Kremen win county council races. “Neither side in the battle over exporting coal to China winds up with clear mandate in Bellingham and Whatcom County elections,” writes Floyd McKay in Crosscut.  Coal-export plan survives election cliffhangers

Parks Canada’s proposal to turn 42 percent of Bowen Island, located northwest of Horseshoe Bay, into a national park reserve has proven to be a hot potato item politically. National park plan pits neighbour against neighbour on Bowen Island

To the south, US Senator Patty Murray and Rep. Norm Dicks have put forth an alternative to a plan put forth by Wild Olympics to expand the Olympic National Park wilderness. Details, map and public hearing schedule are found in the Peninsula Daily News article Murray, Dicks present version of Olympic National Park wilderness additions

Apparently we do not live at all by cookie-cutter rules. Kitsap County’s hearing examiner allows construction of a new house close to the shoreline, finding that the approval “rests on a complex and very fact-specific set of interactions" between three different laws. 100-foot buffer doesn't apply to house planned for Dyes Inlet property, examiner rules

Leslie Brown in the Vashon Beachcomber reports on the work done at the Singer Farm that’s made it a model for best practices and watershed restoration. Restoring a watershed, one parcel at a time

Scott Mackin videoblogs on the “Tribal Journey-- Brazil to the Pacific Northwest” following representatives of the Pankararú and Pataxó indigenous peoples of Brazil who traveled to the Pacific Northwest to join with the Puyallup on this year’s annual Tribal Canoe Journey. Connecting through Canoes and Story

Era’s ending. Puget Sound Business Journal reprts that the defunct daily Seattle Post-Intelligencer sign came down this week. The future of te P-I’s globe may be in the hands of the City Council which wants to designate it as a historic landmark and MOHAI which wants to own it. Seattle Post-Intelligencer sign coming down
 

Hanna Raskin in Seattle Weekly reviews Shiro Kashiba’s new book about his life and times as Seattle’s premier sushi chef, Shiro: Wit, Wisdom & Recipes from a Sushi Pioneer. Raskin writes: “He pulled kelp from the Puget Sound; dug up geoducks and rescued the salmon roe and crab guts that Pike Place vendors trashed. He treated the mountains and ocean as his pantry. But today, he writes, the region's supply of mushrooms, clams and clean water has dwindled.” Seattle's First Sushi Chef Releases Memoir

Now, your tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 300 AM PST WED NOV 16 2011
  GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT
  TODAY
 E WIND 15 TO 25 KT RISING TO 25 TO 35 KT LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 6 FT AT 11 SECONDS. RAIN.
 TONIGHT
 W WIND 25 TO 35 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS. SHOWERS.

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