Wednesday, May 15, 2013

5/15 BC election results, GiveBIG, UW ocean acid, streaked horned lark

Northwest Spring (Photo: Kathleen Carpenter)
British Columbians voted overwhelmingly to send the Liberal Party back to power Tuesday in one of the most dramatic political comebacks in recent Canadian history. The election was a stunning turnaround for Premier Christy Clark, although she lost her own seat in Vancouver-Point Grey. Polling had for months put her far behind NDP Leader Adrian Dix, and many thought a change was inevitable after 12 years of Liberal rule. Mark Hume, Ian Bailey and Justine Hunter report. Christy Clark's B.C. Liberals win election in surprise turnaround; Turnaround after ‘full-on battle’ surprises even B.C. Liberals

GiveBIG 2013: Grow your gift! Credit card donations made through The Seattle Foundation's website TODAY, May 15 between midnight and midnight (Pacific Time) will be stretched thanks to $850,000 in support for GiveBIG from The Seattle Foundation and GiveBIG sponsors. Choose your non-profit and GiveBIG

If you like to watch: Check out KOMO News's collection of Northwest Weather Photos: Showing off our spectacular spring

A team of scientists in Friday Harbor is providing a window into the future of the ocean. Martha Baskin reports. Why UW scientists are speeding up ocean acidification

A songbird called the streaked horned lark has a curious propensity for risky neighborhoods. That's not a good quality for a bird proposed for listing as a threatened species. Its preferred hangouts include airports, Army training fields, and dredge spoil dumping sites along the lower Columbia River. A two-state experiment seeks to find out if these rare larks can be enticed to safer habitats.... At this point, there are fewer than 2,000 left. Tom Banse reports. Can this rare songbird be lured away from risky neighborhoods?  

Now, your tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 233 AM PDT WED MAY 15 2013
TODAY
SE WIND TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SHOWERS.
TONIGHT
NW WIND 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WIND WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 FT AT 9 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY.
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