Aloha Mosquito Friday!
World Mosquito Day takes place on the anniversary of the day in 1897 when British doctor Sir Ronald Ross discovered that the female Anopheles mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans. This led to scientists ability to better understand the relationship between mosquitoes and diseases, and what could be done to combat it. In 1902, Ross received the Nobel Prize for medicine for his work.
Bureau of Land Management reconsiders protecting 10 million
acres of sage grouse habitat
The Obama administration temporarily enacted a plan to withdraw what are called “sagebrush focal areas” from mining and drilling during the president’s second term, but called for a full environmental review to make the withdrawal permanent. The Trump administration, upon taking office, abandoned that plan, opening those 10 million acres for business.
of B.C. Interior steelhead runs imminent: experts
Only 19 spawning adults returned to the Chilcotin watershed this spring, down from 418 in 2015 and a peak of 3,149 in 1985.
the oldest male southern resident orca die too young — at
He was last seen struggling against the current, terribly emaciated, one of the skinniest orcas ever seen alive.
boats are haunting Puget Sound waters
It can cost over $10,000 to properly dispose of a boat that is no longer in working order. Some owners are choosing to abandon ship instead; causing big problems for marina managers and the environment.
of sea otter reintroduction getting organized on Pacific
Sea otters are undeniably cute, but cuteness only goes so far when major economic interests are at stake.
want to tell the real history, celebrate vibrant people of
the Coast Salish
Robert Jago wants Northwesterners to learn the real history of this land.
to nominate Umatilla tribal leader Chuck Sams to direct
National Park Service
On Wednesday, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Oregon tribal leader Charles “Chuck” Sams III to direct the National Park Service.
orcas are up to 3 times more likely to die than healthy
whales, new research shows
Skinny southern resident killer whales are two to three times more likely to die in the next year than whales in a healthy condition, new research shows.
Blocks a Vast Alaskan Drilling Project, Citing Climate
The multibillion-dollar ConocoPhillips plan, known as Willow, was approved under the Trump administration and then legally supported by the Biden administration.
bans pesticide chlorpyrifos for use on food crops
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced it will stop the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on all edible crops.
River Cleanup Coalition calls on EPA to maintain standards
set in 2014
A polluted river runs through the heart of industrial Seattle. The Lower Duwamish waterway was designated a Superfund site in 2001.
Killer Whale premieres at Orpheum Theatre in Seattle on
August 1, 1966.
On August 1, 1966, at a charity event at the Orpheum Theatre in Seattle, an audience views the first showing of the movie Namu the Killer Whale.
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