Friday, April 10, 2020

Salish Sea News Week in Review April 10 2020

Aloha ASPCA Friday!
The American Society For the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the first animal welfare organization of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, was created on April 10, 1866. It works with shelters and humane societies across the country, with the mission of preventing cruelty to animals. Its founder, Henry Bergh, was inspired to create the organization after seeing a carthorse being beaten by its drivers. The organization, which has its headquarters in New York City, became the model for many other humane organizations across the country.

Overflowing Oil Tanks Have Traders Eyeing Rail Cars for Storage
Oil companies are turning to rail cars to stash the crude they can’t sell, as the world runs out of places to store a growing glut of cheap barrels. North American producers, refiners and traders are now looking to store excess oil in rail yards in Texas.

'A remarkable thing': Salmon fry born from sperm frozen 20 years ago set to be released
A new generation of salmon is entering the world amid a global pandemic. Salmon fry, whose origin story begins 20 years ago, are being cared for by biologists in Prince George, B.C.

Oil Companies Are Collapsing Due to Coronavirus, but Wind and Solar Energy Keep Growing
A few years ago, the kind of double-digit drop in oil and gas prices the world is experiencing now because of the coronavirus pandemic might have increased the use of fossil fuels and hurt renewable energy sources like wind and solar farms.

Natural Gas Glut Moves Offshore
Liquefied natural gas traders are following the latest trend in the oil market by storing huge amounts of the commodity on tankers, hoping prices will rise before the ship docks.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada pulls at-sea observers from fishing boats due to coronavirus pandemic
Fishermen rely on observers to keep the industry honest. Now they’re worried about maintaining a level playing field.

An Unexpected Coronavirus Casualty: Plastic Reduction Efforts
In a matter of days, hard-won bans to reduce the use of plastics — and particularly plastic shopping sacks — across the U.S. have come under fire amid worries about the virus clinging to reusable bags, cups and straws.

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority calls panel findings on Terminal 2 'workable'
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has responded to the environmental impact report of a federally appointed panel last month, saying the findings - that the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 project would cause significant adverse impact - are "sensible and workable."

COVID-19: Reduced Metro Vancouver air pollution key to a flatter curve
Vehicle traffic is down 47 per cent within Vancouver’s city limits and down 55 per cent in the downtown core since non-essential businesses were shut down to control the spread of COVID-19

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