Friday, July 31, 2020

Salish Sea News Week in Review July 31 2020

Aloha National Mutt Friday!
National Mutt Day celebrates mixed breed dogs. Mixed breed dogs make up the largest percentage of dogs that are abandoned and euthanized, and make up about 80% of dogs in shelters. National Mutt Day takes place with the hope that people visit animal shelters and adopt a mixed breed dog, or possibly donate their time and money to shelters.

Majority of early Fraser River sockeye run won't make it to spawning grounds, report suggests 
An early sockeye salmon run is having trouble making it up the Fraser River and the majority won't make it to their spawning grounds this year, largely because of the ongoing Big Bar landslide, according to a report from the Pacific Salmon Commission.

A hazardous data gap in B.C. means it costs $125,910 for the right to know
Three hundred thousand pages of records, stuffed into 50 cardboard boxes each year with no filing method.

Tahlequah, the orca who carried her dead calf for 17 days, is pregnant again
Tahlequah is pregnant again. The mother orca raised worldwide concern when she carried her dead calf 17 days and more than 1,000 miles, almost exactly two years ago.

Lack of bees, pollination limiting crop yields across U.S., B.C., study finds
A lack of wild bees and managed honeybees is limiting pollination and yields for certain crops on farms in British Columbia and across the United States, a collective of researchers has found.

Washington state officials slam Navy's changes to military testing program that would harm more orcas
A Navy military testing program that appeared headed to routine approval has hit a wall of opposition from Washington’s governor, attorney general and state agencies because of potential harm to endangered orcas in Washington waters.

Wildfires, record warmth and rapidly melting ice: Arctic climate goes further off the rails this summer
The Arctic summer of 2020 is one that has been marked by raging fires in the Far North, with smoke extending more than 1,000 miles downwind, along with alarming new temperature records and ice melt.

$332,000 Cooke Aquaculture penalty supports habitat restoration in Skagit County and statewide
Salmon will have better habitat with help from a $332,000 penalty settlement with Cooke Aquaculture after the collapse of its floating pen near Cypress Island in 2017.

Officials crack down on Alaska-bound travellers crossing U.S.-Canada border
The Canada Border Services Agency is tightening up the rules for Americans and other foreign nationals travelling through Western Canada on the way to Alaska, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

These news clips are a selection of weekday clips collected in Salish Sea News and Weather which is compiled as a community service by Mike Sato. To subscribe, send your name and email to msato (@) Your email information is never shared and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Salish Sea News: Communicate, Educate, Advocate

Follow @savepugetsound

Salish Sea Communications: Truth Well Told

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.