Thursday, August 30, 2018

8/30 Whales, BC pipe halted, farmed salmon, climate change, sewage, Hood Canal, PSP, dirty coal, plastics

Lopez orca vigil, Aug. 26 [PHOTO: Steve Horn]
A vigil for the whales
At Otis Perkins County Park on Lopez, Eastsound Waterfront Park on Orcas, Shaw County Park on Shaw and Lime Kiln State Park on San Juan, sympathetic community members gathered to join in solidarity with Tahlequah on Sunday, Aug. 26. Concerned citizens held a wake for the lost calf and a vigil for the remaining orcas of the Southern resident killer whale pods. At noon, everyone stood in silent reflection for 17 minutes, a minute for every day that Tahlequah carried her deceased calf. (San Juan Journal) See also: Hundreds crowd orca task force meeting in Anacortes  John Ryan reports. (KUOW)

Federal Court of Appeal quashes construction approvals for Trans Mountain, leaving project in limbo  Indigenous groups had opposed $7.4 billion project John Paul Tasker reports. (CBC) Watch: First Nations press conference, 9:30 AM Pull Together Facebook 

Supreme Court of Canada dismisses Burnaby's case against Trans Mountain pipeline  (CBC)

Lessons from Clayoquot: What Pipeline Protesters Should Know   David Tindall, Joanna Robinson and Mark CJ Stoddart write. (TheTyee)

Trans Mountain pipeline construction underway with feds footing the bill  (CBC)

Struggling killer whale calf may need 2nd shot of antibiotics, scientists say  (CBC)

800,000 more farmed Atlantic salmon coming to Puget Sound before industry's permits expire  Lynda Mapes reports. (Seattle Times)

Climate change is interfering with internal clocks of birds, and humans should take heed Larry Pynn reports. (Vancouver Sun)

Antiquated underground sewer system failures caused Navy sewage spill  (Kitsap Sun) See also: Should I Flush It? Most Often, the Answer Is No  Christina Caron reports. (NY Times)

Capitol Lake Hangs In The Balance As State Evaluates Future Management Options  Bellamy Pailthorp reports. (KNKX)

Navy secures restrictive easement for 2,800 acres along Hood Canal's eastern shoreline  (Kitsap Sun)

Tribe planning to restore a marsh along Swinomish Channel  Kimberly Cauvel reports. (Skagit Valley Herald)

Alexandra Morton and Sea Shepherd take water samples in PA Harbor  Al Bergstein writes. (Olympic Peninsula Environmental News)

PSP prompts closure of Fort Flagler, Mystery Bay to shellfishing  Leah Leach reports. (Peninsula Daily News)

Port of Tacoma to study deepening waterways for megaships  (Tacoma News Tribune)

New maps project tsunamis hitting Port Angeles, Port Townsend  Jeannie McMacken reports. (Peninsula Daily News)

E.P.A. Rule Change Could Let Dirtiest Coal Plants Keep Running (and Stay Dirty)  Eric Lipton. (NY Times) See also: State threatens challenge to coal plant proposal  Phuong Le reports. (Associated Press)

Big oil asks government to protect it from climate change  Will Weissert reports. (Associated Press)

For Birds, Life Is Different in a Metropolis  Along bustling salmon streams, fat male Pacific wrens rule. Larry Pynn reports. (Hakai Magazine)

Kroger to phase out plastic bags at all stores  (Associated Press)

Now, your tug weather--

West Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca-  214 AM PDT Thu Aug 30 2018   

TODAY  W wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less. W swell 4 ft  at 11 seconds. 

TONIGHT  W wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less. W swell 4 ft  at 10 seconds. A slight chance of showers after midnight. 

FRI  W wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less. W swell 4 ft at  10 seconds. A slight chance of showers in the morning. 

FRI NIGHT  W wind to 10 kt in the evening becoming light. Wind  waves 1 ft or less. W swell 4 ft at 10 seconds. 

SAT  Light wind becoming W to 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind  waves 1 ft or less. W swell 3 ft at 9 seconds. 

SAT NIGHT  W wind to 10 kt in the evening becoming light. Wind  waves 1 ft or less. W swell 3 ft at 13 seconds. 

SUN  W wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less. W swell 5 ft. 

MON  Light wind becoming NW to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.  W swell 5 ft.

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