Aloha Puzzle Friday
Puzzles go back centuries. The word "puzzle" dates back to 1595 when it was used in a book as a verb to describe a new type of game; afterward, it became used as a noun. The word comes from pusle which means "bewilder" or "confound." It wasn't until the mid-nineteenth century when the word started being applied to a toy used to test ingenuity.
climate-protection drift and despair, a blueprint for success
emerges in Cascadia
Washington state’s redoubled climate goals and fresh action plan revive hope to cut emissions. But ongoing fossil fuel development in BC could undercut Cascadia’s progress
a new administration, activists hope for a focus on
On his first day in office, President Biden signed executive orders that reversed much of the Trump administration’s environmental policies, including blocking the Keystone XL pipeline that had been opposed by many Indigenous leaders.
should be kept secret’: B.C. First Nation asks court to order
release of Site C dam safety documents
Site C construction continues at an estimated cost of $3 million a day amid growing concerns about the stability of the dam and secrecy from BC Hydro and the B.C. government, which is withholding a recent status report on the over-budget project from the public.
to place environmental justice at center of sweeping climate
President Biden will make the needs of low-income Americans and communities of color the focus of his plan Wednesday, according to two individuals briefed on it, making environmental justice a top priority for the first time in a generation.
regulators deliver potentially fatal blow to Jordan Cove LNG
terminal and Pacific Connector pipeline
Federal energy regulators on [Jan. 19] upheld the state of Oregon’s decision to deny a water quality certification for the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas export terminal in Coos Bay and its feeder pipeline, the Pacific Connector, another sign that the massive energy project may be on its last legs.
Biden vows monumental action on climate change, a fight with
the fossil fuel industry has only begun
President Biden is determined to curb America's carbon output, including oil and gas production. It's not going to come without a fight.
scholar launches new Centre for Indigenous Fisheries at UBC
A new Centre for Indigenous Fisheries (CIF) is being launched at University of British Columbia, with Indigenous fisheries scientist, conservation biologist and Nisga’a Nation member Dr. Andrea Reid joining as Principal Investigator.
Washington state parks commission approves scaled-back proposal for Navy SEALs training
A state commission has approved the Navy’s use of up to 17 Washington state parks for after-dark stealth training of SEAL teams. The 4-3 vote approves the training over the next five years.
British Columbians favour government investment in clean energy over LNG: poll
The majority of British Columbians want the province to prioritize renewable energy development over LNG, according to a recent survey conducted on behalf of Clean Energy Canada, a think tank based at Simon Fraser University.
Trump officials moved most Bureau of Land Management positions out of D.C. More than 87 percent quit instead.
The decision to relocate BLM headquarters to Colorado and redistribute jobs in the West prompted 287 employees to retire or find other jobs.
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