Friday, January 27, 2012

1/27 Beaver Cr., sonar suit, wave damage, Charlie Moore, St. Helens coal export

Capt. Charles Moore (The Telegraph, UK)
The Navy at its Manchester Fuel Depot blocked Beaver Creek in the 1940s and, over the last nine years has been unblocking it. Now the salmon can return. Navy, partners celebrate Beaver Creek restoration

Meanwhile, several conservation groups and tribes are suing the National Marine Fisheries Service, contending the federal agency has unlawfully allowed harm to marine mammals by permitting the Navy to expand sonar use and carry out underwater practice drills. Environmentalists File Lawsuit Against Naval Testing Along Northwest Coast  

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway says waves crashing over the seawall at four spots between Everett and Mukilteo washed rocks away from one of two sets of mainline tracks in the area. The main rail line closest to Puget Sound has been closed for repair but both passenger and freight trains continue to run uninterrupted on a second main track.  Waves damage 1 Wash. rail line; 2nd line OK   Meanwhile, high surf and high tides earlier this week caused substantial erosion on Ediz Hook. Waves erode spots on Ediz Hook  

Listen up: Martha Baskin of Green Acre Radio interviews Charlie Moore, Plastic Debris Rivers to Sea: Interview with Captain Charlie Moore, The Man Who Uncovered the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”  

Port of St. Helens commissioners have approved agreements with two companies that want to export coal to Asia through Northwest ports. The commissioners voted in favor of coal export -- potentially up to 38 million tons a year -- after testimony from supporters touting the job potential and from opponents with concerns about environmental impacts and increased train and barge traffic.  Port of St. Helens approves coal export agreements with two companies  

Now, your weekend tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-
849 AM PST FRI JAN 27 2012
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
TODAY
W SWELL 10 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SW WIND 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 OR 2 FT.
TONIGHT
W SWELL 10 FT AT 12 SECONDS SUBSIDING TO 9 FT THIS EVENING. S WIND 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 OR 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SAT
SE WIND 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 FT AT 11 SECONDS. A
 CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING. RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
SAT NIGHT
SE WIND 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING SW 25 TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 8 FT. W SWELL 7 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
SUN
W SWELL 10 FT BUILDING TO 12 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SW WIND 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.

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