Friday, April 12, 2024

4/12 Skunk cabbage, Dan Evans, snowpack, stop mining, heat islands, seaweed farm, SF marshland, week in review

Western skunk cabbage [
Martin Bravenboer/WikiMedia]

Western skunk cabbage Lysichiton americanus
Western skunk cabbage  is found in wet areas along streams and in swamps. Its range extends from Cook Inlet, Alaska, south through British Colombia and the Pacific Northwest states to Santa Cruz county, California, with isolated populations in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. (US Dept. of Agriculture)

Today's top story in Salish Current: Community Voices / Review: ‘The Anxious Generation,’ by Jonathan Haidt

Former WA Gov. Dan Evans feted for energy, conservation work
The state’s other living three-term governor, 98, was recognized by the group  that coordinates energy development in the Columbia Basin. Venice Buhain reports. (Crosscut)

How the Lowest Snowpack in 50 Years Will Hit BC

British Columbia entered this month with the lowest snowpack in more than 50 years, creating risks for BC Hydro, agriculture and the coming fire season. Andrew MacLeod reports. (The Tyee)

Judge orders mining company to stop work next to Everett school
Despite demands to cease work next door to Fairmount Elementary, the company reportedly continued operations at its site. Ta'Leah Van Sistine reports (Everett Herald) 

Portal shows capital region areas most vulnerable to extreme heat
Heat-exposure maps show urban heat islands — high concentrations of people, roads and buildings that make an area hotter— canopy cover of trees and elevation levels where ocean breezes can have a cooling effect. Darron Kloster reports. (Times Colonist)

A farm off Lummi Island grows its crops underwater
Lummi resident Riley Starks is harvesting seaweed off Lummi Island at the first permitted seaweed farm in Washington state. Eric Riddle reports. (KING)

Making a Marsh out of a Mud Pile
In San Francisco Bay, scientists are looking for a better way to rebuild flagging marshland. Erica Gies reports. (Hakai Magazine)

Salish Sea News Week in Review 4/12/24: Yuri Gagarin Friday, TM pipe, PCB rule, PSE LNG, loggerhead turtle, PFAS limits, WA electricity demand.

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Here's your weekend tug weather—
West Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca-  200 AM PDT Fri Apr 12 2024  
TODAY  N wind to 10 kt becoming NE in the afternoon. Wind waves  1 ft or less. W swell 5 ft at 10 seconds.  
 NW wind 5 to 15 kt becoming NE to 10 kt after  midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 8 ft at 11 seconds.  
 E wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less. W swell 4 ft at  10 seconds.  
 NW wind 5 to 15 kt becoming W to 10 kt after  midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 6 ft at 9 seconds  building to 6 to 7 ft at 9 seconds after midnight.  
 W wind to 10 kt rising to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon.  Wind waves 1 ft or less building to 2 to 4 ft in the afternoon. W  swell 7 to 8 ft at 9 seconds building to 9 ft at 8 seconds in the  afternoon.


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