|Gävle goat [WikiCommons]|
Julebukk (Yule goat) is a Scandinavian and Northern European Yule and Christmas symbol and tradition. Its origin is Germanic pagan and has existed in many variants during Scandinavian history. Modern representations of the Yule goat are typically made of straw. The Yule goat in Nordic countries today is best known as a Christmas ornament. Large versions of this ornament are frequently erected in towns and cities around Christmas time – a tradition started with the Gävle goat in the 1960s.
Tesse, the Northwest’s great ghost river — Part 4: The
death of a thousand cut-offs
The plight of wild salmon and the waters that support them is about big things but also a lot of little, unassuming places: creeks and sloughs and flooded fields and braided side channels.
agreement to protect planet reached at UN conference in
Negotiators in Montreal have finalized an agreement to halt and reverse the destruction of nature by protecting 30 per cent of the world's land, water and marine areas by 2030, as well as the mobilization, by 2030, of at least $200 billion US per year in domestic and international biodiversity-related funding from all sources, both public and private.
3.5-million-pound problem: More than a million chickens
near Pasco have bird flu
More than a million chickens at a farm in Franklin County, Washington, are set to be destroyed because of bird flu. Officials are deliberating how to transport, bury, compost, or incinerate the birds.
school of seaweed farmers looking to anchor in Northwest
Prospective kelp growers who want to join the handful of existing commercial seaweed farms in the Pacific Northwest are having to contend with a lengthy permitting process. It's gotten contentious in a few cases, but even so, at least a couple of new seaweed farms stand on the cusp of approval. Also: Can kelp farming help save our marine environment? (10/7/22)
adopts zero-emission standards for car sales by 2035
All new cars sold in the state of Washington must be mostly emission-free by 2035.On Monday, the Washington State Department of Ecology updated its Clean Vehicles Program to require all new cars sold in the state by 2035 to be electric, hydrogen-fueled or hybrid with at least 50 miles of electric-only range.
next for WA aluminum manufacturing? The fight goes on
The hard-fought battle to reopen a “green” aluminum plant near Bellingham came to a halt this month. But it may not be the end. A new Department of Defense report to Congress says production of aluminum, specifically high-purity aluminum, may need a boost from the Defense Production Act. Also: Intalco restart: can ‘green’ aluminum get ‘clean’ power? (7/21/22)
Sound This Weekend: King Tides and Climate Change
At 7 am Christmas morning, when most of us will be focused on tinsel and eggnog, Puget Sound will fill to capacity — its highest level in a year. The sound will bulge to more than 1,000 square miles. Beaches will all but disappear.
quest continues for a nutrient reduction plan
Human sources of nitrogen in Puget Sound have been blamed for increasing the intensity of algae blooms, lowering oxygen to critical levels, and impairing sea life. In response, officials with the Washington Department of Ecology are developing a Puget Sound Nutrient Reduction Plan to strategically reduce nitrogen in various places.
People: A tribal fishing family’s fight to preserve a way
When the salmon are running up the Columbia River, Native fishermen are there with them. They live, eat and sleep at the river. Their children grow up at the river. They catch salmon for subsistence, for ceremonies, and for their living.
made big promises to save nature at COP15. Will it follow
196 countries set new global targets to stop the biodiversity crisis. The test now is to put words into action.
Did salmon actually use the Skagit River before the Seattle dams were built?
Seattle City Light argues that salmon in significant numbers never accessed the stretches of the river where its dams and reservoirs now stand and the utility should not be required to take on the major infrastructure work of adding fish passage. Many others disagree.
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