Friday, October 15, 2021

Salish Sea News Week in Review October 15 2021


Aloha Mushroom Friday!
National Mushroom Day celebrates edible mushrooms, which can be eaten plain, be stuffed, or be used in salads, soups, and sauces. Culinary mushrooms first began being cultivated in the early eighteenth century, in France. They were known as Parisian mushrooms by those outside of the country, and the English exported them to America by the end of the nineteenth century. It was mainly these white and brown Agaricus bisporus mushrooms that were cultivated and sold, none more so than cremini mushrooms. Beginning in the 1940s, many other types of mushrooms began being cultivated on a wider basis.

In search of Haida Gwaii’s forest-dwelling hawk, one of the most endangered species on the planet
With no provincial endangered species legislation to rely on, the race is on to find the nests of stads k’un, a genetically unique subspecies of the northern goshawk, before logging and habitat loss causes the brave little bird to vanish forever.

Alaska snow crab harvest slashed by nearly 90% after population crash in a warming Bering Sea 
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game set the 2022 snow crab harvest at the lowest level in more than 40 years, a move to protect populations that appear to have crashed during a period of higher temperatures in the Bering Sea.

Judge grants temporary injunction at Fairy Creek, citing economic harm to logging company
A B.C. Court of Appeal judge has granted a temporary injunction at a logging site on southern Vancouver Island, where protesters, police and loggers have been at odds for more than a year.

‘We are the land’: Indigenous Peoples’ Day gathering at Lummi Nation celebrates survival
From Canada to California and reservations in between, Native people gathered at the Wex’liem Community Building west of Bellingham both in person and virtually to talk about what it means to be Native.

FortisBC Wants to Expand an LNG Plant on Vancouver’s Doorstep. Opponents Say No
Tilbury Island is home to FortisBC’s Tilbury Island LNG facility, which the utility company is seeking to expand by adding additional LNG storage and a jetty where it could load tankers bound for international markets.

Study raises new questions about why southern resident killer whales are in decline
A team from the University of British Columbia says their new study suggests declining chinook stocks are only part of the problem facing the critically endangered orcas, and that researchers need to look beyond the Salish Sea for answers.

U.S. to reopen land border to fully vaccinated Canadians next month
Fully vaccinated Canadians will be allowed to enter the United States at land and ferry border crossings starting in early November.

What’s killing the Northwest’s bigleaf maples? Scientists think they’ve found the answer
Climate change is the culprit behind the increasing deaths of bigleaf maples in Washington and across the Pacific Northwest.

Port Townsend Marine Science Center presents Stopps award
Connie Gallant has won the 2021 Eleanor Stopps Environmental Leadership Award.

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