Friday, March 12, 2021

Salish Sea News Week in Review March 12, 2021


Aloha Girl Scout Friday!
Girl Scouts of the United States of America, commonly referred to as simply Girl Scouts, is a youth organization for girls in the United States and American girls living abroad. Founded by Juliette Gordon Low on March 12, 1912, it was organized after Low met Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, in 1911. (Wikipedia)

If you like to watch: "Of Time and Place"
Avian conservator and artist Tony Angell’s approach to art making has always centered around revealing not just the anatomical attributes of his subjects, but their unique characteristics, temperaments, and even, if possible, the mood of the creatures he depicts.

Timber industry challenges the Biden administration’s delay and review of northern spotted owl federal protections
The timber industry is challenging the Biden administration’s decision to halt and reconsider the removal of millions of acres of federal protections for the northern spotted owl.

Southern resident orca born last year confirmed as female
A small barrel roll gave Washington whale watchers a gender reveal over the weekend and reason to be hopeful about a pod of endangered southern resident orcas that frequent Puget Sound.

Blue herons identified as a significant juvenile salmon predator
Pacific great blue herons could be scooping up as many as three percent of all juvenile salmon and as many as six percent in some years with low water flow, according to a new University of British Columbia study.

Environmental group sues Washington State Parks over proposed Navy training
The U.S. Navy’s controversial use of Washington’s state parks for training exercises is the subject of a lawsuit filed Monday in Thurston County.

Biden Moves To Make It Illegal (Again) To Accidentally Kill Migratory Birds
The Biden administration is moving to restore protections for migratory birds that were loosened under former president Dona

Amazon tells Gov. Inslee it supports clean fuel standard in WA
Amazon is embracing the adoption of a low-carbon fuel standard in Washington state, telling Gov. Jay Inslee that the plan would be “a cost-effective strategy” to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Low-interest loans could help shoreline property owners finance improvements
As ongoing research confirms the importance of shoreline habitat throughout Puget Sound, experts are looking for new ways to help shoreline property owners pay for bulkhead removals.

Oil tanker traffic could endanger Indigenous way of life
While most protests against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are happening on the land, the federal government has recognized that some of the project’s greatest risks concern potentially catastrophic spills on the water.

Youth climate activists try to bring back federal lawsuit
Youth climate activists are attempting to bring back their suit against the federal government. They filed a motion Tuesday in federal court in Eugene to amend their lawsuit, Julianna v. United States.

Senate Confirms Biden’s Pick to Lead E.P.A.
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Michael S. Regan, the former top environmental regulator for North Carolina, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency and drive some of the Biden administration’s biggest climate and regulatory policies.

Washington climate activists disagree about how to cut carbon
Competing efforts to enact landmark climate change legislation have fractured the state’s environmental coalition and Olympia’s all-powerful Democratic caucus, with some activists arguing that the proposal pushed by Gov. Jay Inslee shortchanges minority and low-income communities.

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