Tuesday, January 3, 2012

1/3 Rainwater sewage, rain gardens, whale autopsy, Jacobs Point, Port Angeles shore, Keystone XL

New blog: “New Year’s Fireworks, Price of Ahi, Marine Reserves and Civil Unions

Heavy rainfall warning issued for Metro Vancouver   


The precipitation that's falling from the clouds above and evaporating before it reached the ground? According to Cliff Mass, that's Virga!

Lynda Mapes at the Seattle Times revisits the issue of whether it’s wort spending big money to finish the job of correcting sewage spills when it rains. Wanna choose? Sewage or polluted runoff?  Last sewer-outflow pollution worth $1B to stop?

Katie Campbell at EarthFix reports on two industrial rain gardens installed at Totem Ocean Trailer Express property on Tacoma’s Commencement Bay to reduce runoff pollution. How Does An Industrial Rain Garden Grow?  

The cause of death of a 30-foot gray whale in July near Bremerton may be revealed when results from tissue analyses are disclosed. Christoper Dunagan in the Kitsap Sun reports. Whale bones nearly ready for recovery

Forterra, the conservation groups formerly known as Cascade Land Conservancy, arranged purchase of an 82-acre peninsula at Jacobs Point on Anderson Island, which will be developed with a trail, a stop for kayaks and canoes, interpretive signs and viewpoints by the Anderson Island Park and Recreation District.  Peninsula on Anderson Island to become wildlife habitat  

Port Angeles will begin its waterfront redevelopment with a walkway on the west side of the ferry terminal this year as part of the first phase of a $2.2 million project to make over nearly half of Railroad Avenue from the west edge of the terminal to Oak Street, as well as down Oak Street to Front Street, with new pavement, wider sidewalks and landscape and lighting improvements. Part of Port Angeles waterfront to change in 2012  

The GOP Congress’s cynical price to extend the payroll tax break and long-term unemployment benefits for two months was a condition that the President decide in two months on the Keystone XL pipeline that will bring dirty oil from Canada across our nation’s breadbasket.  Obama, Congress begin 2012 in oil pipeline dispute 

Now, your tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 900 AM PST TUE JAN 3 2012
GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST WEDNESDAY
TODAY
SE WIND 25 TO 35 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. W SWELL 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS. RAIN AT TIMES.
TONIGHT
SE WIND 25 TO 35 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. W SWELL 10 FT AT 11 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.

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