Thursday, January 5, 2012

1/5 Union River protected, toxic exposure, pipeline poll, sardines and ice cream

New blog: What’s a Beach Worth Without Sand?

I’m taking a moment to remember our friend Bob Fletcher, Kathy’s father, who passed away on December 30. Here’s his obituary.

Today, 5 PM, is the deadline to register for Saturday’s Environmental Priorities Coalition Legislative Workshop to be held at the University of Washington. Click here.


Al at Olympic Peninsula Environmental Network shares in a blog a letter he received regarding “Thoughts on the recent ‘Shellfish Initiative’”  


Forterra, the group previously known as Cascade Land Conservancy, purchased 255 acres near the headwaters of the Union River for $480,000 from Pope Resources. Chris Dunagan at the Kitsap Sun has the details. Forest and streams protected in Union River area


A Simon Fraser University study finds that students attending schools in low-income neighbourhoods are more likely to be exposed to air and noise pollution because of the proximity of major roads. Students in low-income neighbourhoods exposed to more pollution


A survey commissioned by Northern Gateway pipeline project proponent Enbridge Inc. finds that British Columbia residents support the project by a 48-32 margin. Go figure. B.C. residents support Northern Gateway pipeline project: poll  


Dick Stein at KPLU reports that “local foodistas have made the dairy/dussumeria pairing the hottest trend since Korean taco trucks.  But not just any sardine and not just any ice cream will do.” Sardines and ice cream are the new surf n' turf  


Now, your tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 900 AM PST THU JAN 5 2012
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST THIS EVENING
 SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM PST FRIDAY
TODAY
W WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. SW SWELL 16 FT AT 13 SECONDS BUILDING TO W 18 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
TONIGHT
W SWELL 20 FT AT 15 SECONDS SUBSIDING TO 18 FT AT 14 SECONDS. W WIND 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.

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