Friday, February 7, 2020

Salish Sea News Week in Review February 7 2020

Aloha Periodic Table Friday!
The periodic table, also known as the periodic table of elements, is a tabular display of the chemical elements, which are arranged by atomic number, electron configuration, and recurring chemical properties. The structure of the table shows periodic trends. The seven rows of the table, called periods, generally have metals on the left and non-metals on the right. The columns, called groups, contain elements with similar chemical behaviours. Six groups have accepted names as well as assigned numbers: for example, group 17 elements are the halogens; and group 18 are the noble gases. Also displayed are four simple rectangular areas or blocks associated with the filling of different atomic orbitals. (Wikipedia)

New Study Casts Shadow on LNG Fuel’s Climate Footprint
One of the shipping industry’s great hopes for improving its environmental performance — engines powered by liquefied natural gas — won’t offer the benefits that many vessel owners are hoping for.

Navy to test drinking water from wells bordering Bangor for contamination
The Navy will test the drinking water of residents whose homes border Naval Base-Kitsap to determine whether there are dangerous levels of contamination from firefighting foam once used at Bangor.

Lawmakers want to protect water rights in Washington from Wall Street speculation
Worries that moneyed interests could control Washington’s water have sparked a push in Olympia to cut Wall Street bankers and international investors out of the state’s convoluted water rights system.

NorthWestern files paperwork to buy more of Colstrip Unit 4 for $1
NorthWestern Energy filed paperwork Wednesday to begin the official process of purchasing an additional 25% of Colstrip Unit 4, giving the utility a majority ownership in the unit.

'We'll do what we have to do': Trans Mountain pipeline opponents to ramp up protests
Opponents of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion say they will do whatever it takes to stop the project after suffering a devastating legal blow at the Federal Court of Appeal.

Trump Administration Finalizes Plans To Allow Development On Downsized Monuments
More than two years after carrying out the largest reversal of national monument protections in U.S. history, the Trump administration has finalized plans for the roughly 2 million acres of formerly protected land in southern Utah.

Bill to add federal protections to Puget Sound passes in U.S. House 
A bill to coordinate local, state, tribal and federal efforts to preserve and restore Puget Sound passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 5 by voice vote with bipartisan support.

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