|Copper Fish [Gene Helfman]|
Author and scientist Gene Helfman was prompted by yesterday selection of the copper rockfish profile to share: "A few years ago, during a long spell of stay-inside-winter-weather, I fabricated an anatomically-correct, lifesize copper rockfish out of...copper. All scrap. I even tried to make it appropriately international, half the pennies were Canadian (when Canada still had pennies). And if you look closely, I got some of the radiating eye lines." And, "ps/can't wait for a halibut profile."
Latest National Climate Plans Still Fall Far Short, U.N. Report Warns
The latest plans by the nations of the world to tackle climate change over the next decade fall far short of what’s needed to avert a dangerous rise in global temperatures, according to a United Nations report released Tuesday. Brad Plumer reports. (NY Times)
The ‘glaring gap’ in B.C.’s new climate plan
Environmental groups say while the province has made important gains in new roadmap, it’s still not clear how B.C. will tackle emissions from fracking and LNG. Ainslie Cruickshank writes. (The Narwhal)
For Canada, meeting its current climate targets will be complicated and expensive
Government has a track record of setting ambitious targets and falling short. Kyle Bakx and Tony Seskus write. (CBC)
Big shippers promise zero carbon by 2040. Too late, say climate activists
Major shippers including Amazon, Ikea, and Unilever say they will stop putting their stuff on ships that burn fossil fuels in the next 20 years...Getting to zero carbon emissions by 2040 is more ambitious than the shipping industry as a whole has agreed to, yet less ambitious than climate activists say is needed. John Ryan reports. (KUOW)
Crews, firefighters board MV Zim Kingston to assess damage and next moves, says Coast Guard
The company responsible for the cargo ship incapacitated near Victoria, B.C., on Saturday, after several containers carrying toxic material caught fire, says a team has now boarded the Zim Kingston to assess the damage. (CBC)
U.S. District Court judge weighing merits of Navy EIS for Whidbey Island
A U.S. District Court judge heard arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit over the Navy’s expansion of its EA-18G Growler jet fleet at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in July 2019, argues the Navy did not adequately review the potential environmental and public health impacts that increasing its Growler fleet from 82 to 118 jets would have on Whidbey Island and surrounding areas. Kimberly Cauvel reports. (Skagit Valley Herald)
An Oregon State ocean expedition’s surprisingly close-to-home whale discovery
The sighting and sounds made by Hubbs' beaked whales--among the shyest marine mammals around--was a lucky encounter for researchers 200 miles off the Oregon coast. Jes Burns reports. (OPB)
Now, your tug weather--
West Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca- 240 AM PDT Wed Oct 27 2021
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON
TODAY SW wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 11 ft at 11 seconds building to 13 ft at 13 seconds in the afternoon. A chance of showers in the morning then rain likely in the afternoon.
TONIGHT S wind 15 to 25 kt becoming E after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 13 ft at 14 seconds subsiding to 11 ft at 15 seconds after midnight. Rain.
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