Wednesday, January 4, 2012

1/4 Big winds, B.C; oil review, NRDC vs. pipeline, wetland funding, herring fishery, porous roads, coyotes

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Batten down the hatches. Hurricane winds predicted for west coast of Island  and Strong winds on West End, Admiralty Inlet areas continue


The B.C. government has launched a review to determine if controversial practices by the oil and gas industry such as fracking and flaring pose a threat to human health. B.C. launches review of oil and gas industry practices

The Natural Resources Defense Council has lawyer Robert Kennedy Jr. and actors Robert Redford and Leonardo DiCaprio ready to weigh in against the $5.5 billion Northern Gateway pipeline. Environmental groups line up star power against Northern Gateway pipeline  

Among all of the coastal United States, Washington will receive more than a third of the federal grants earmarked for wetland conservation. That’s 11 projects.  Washington wins big in coastal funding

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans management plan for the Strait of Georgia’s herring fishery allows the harvest of about 12 per cent of the total amount of herring in the strait, an amount that’s alarmed some conservationists, with some scientists worrying that local resident herring populations could be damaged. Winter fishery on B.C. coast may put inshore herring stocks at risk, scientists say  

Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission chair Billy Frank Jr. argues that Governor Gregoire’s proposal for a one-time tranfer of 1.5 million from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife's wildlife fund to protect salmon production at several hatcheries makes sense because hatcheries provide salmon for tribal, commercial and sport fisheries. Salmon are for everyone  

Lisa Stiffler at Sightline reports on how permeable pavement can help alleviate our polluted runoff problems. The Porous Road Less Traveled  

Biologist Brian Kertson says coyotes are increasing in numbers and  seem to be moving into urban areas in larger numbers, so you’ll be finding them on Vashon and on other islands in Puget Sound.  Once scarce, coyotes are being spotted all over Vashon
Now, your tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 900 AM PST WED JAN 4 2012
GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST TODAY
 SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 10 PM PST THIS EVENING
TODAY
S WIND 25 TO 35 KT EASING TO 20 TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. SW SWELL 13 FT AT 12 SECONDS. RAIN.
TONIGHT
SW WIND 15 TO 25 KT EASING TO 10 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. SW SWELL 13 FT AT 12 SECONDS. RAIN.

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