Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Salish Sea News and Weather: Salish Sea Conference, diesel particulates, PDN sold, KSER, salmon virus, orcas, HPA, farm pesticides, dam removal, local population, cruise season, wetlands

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Blog and Media News:
Iris promises a day-by-day recap of the just-completed Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. Here’s the first blog, Salish Sea: The Breakdown  (Day 1)

RE Sources executive director Bob Ferris blogs on the health risks of diesel particulates which will increase with more train traffic coming with the Cherry Point coal export facility. Deception Pass

Canadian Sound Publishing increased its grip on Puget Sound print media outlets with purchase announced yesterday of the Peninsula Daily News, the Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum. First casualty: 20 full- and part-time pressroom and mailroom employees will be laid off once the Daily News begins printing in Everett. Peninsula Daily News sold to Canadian group

If you like to listen: KSER (90.7 FM), the Snohomish County independent public radio station, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Go public radio! As it marks 20 years, KSER is making grand plans for its future
 

Tests are showing that a serious viral strain of infectious salmon anemia could be spreading through B.C.'s wild salmon runs. The fish farmers say the positive tests have yet to be confirmed. Virus worries salmon advocates

Watch out for whales in the central and south Puget Sound. Orcas expected to follow chum salmon

The south King County city of Kent is the third city In the state of have reached a Habitat Conservation Plan agreement with the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The plan will improve habitat for threatened salmon, while also assuring the city's ability to utilize water from its Clark Springs water supply. Agreement advances salmon conservation in Kent

As reported by Amelia Templeton in EarthFix, the feds were right in calling for stricter regulation of malathion, chlorpyrifos and diazinon-- three common farming pesticides— that may damage salmon and steelhead’s sense of smell. Judge Upholds Pesticide Limits in West Coast Salmon Streams

Think there are more Elwha and Condit dams to remove? Read Dan Chasen’s Crosscut cautionary note first.  Dam removal: no one has a model of how to go forward

The Puget Sound Regional Council estimates about 1.2 million more people are expected to move to the Puget Sound region by 2040, increasing traffic by about 40 percent. UW biologist Peter Ward estimates an increase of 10 to 15 million people in Western Washington by the end of the century. With 7 billion people on Earth, more coming to Puget Sound too
                                            
John Gillie in the Tacoma News Tribune reports a robust year for the Port of Seattle’s cruise season: Seattle 2011 cruise season counts 196 ship calls, 885,000 passengers

What’s a wetland? The Supremes take a shot at habitat. Idaho couple puts wetlands rules to the test in U.S. Supreme Court 

Now, your tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 233 AM PDT TUE NOV 1 2011
  SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON
 GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING
  TODAY
 W SWELL 11 FT AT 14 SECONDS SUBSIDING TO 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS MID AFTERNOON. E WIND 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 OR 2 FT.
 TONIGHT
 E WIND 10 TO 15 KT RISING TO 15 TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 1 OR 2 FT BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. W SWELL 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS...SUBSIDING TO 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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