Aloha Twin Peaks Friday!
"Diane, it's 11:30 a.m., February 24th. Entering the town of Twin Peaks," FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper, played by Kyle MacLachlan, dictates into his tape recorder, as he makes his entrance into the town of Twin Peaks and into the television series of the same name. He's going to the town to investigate the murder of Laura Palmer, the homecoming queen, who mysteriously died earlier the same day. The year is 1989 and the date is February 24—a date that will later become known as Twin Peaks Day.
state starts capping climate pollution from its biggest
A new cap on industrial emissions took effect on Jan. 1, and the state is now gearing up for its first auction of pollution allowances, which will force some major polluters to pay for every ton of carbon dioxide they emit, on Feb. 28.
Island ferry-terminal expansion on hold
Protesters had been blocking the project at Gravelly Bay, which involved cutting down more than 100 trees.
pushes to control new renewable energy projects in WA
Puget Sound Energy is pushing for legislation that would help it secure a large ownership stake in new renewable projects in the state.
Sound Orcas are Starving. Is the Solution Shutting Down
Alaskan Chinook Fisheries?
An estimated 97 percent of the Chinook caught by that Alaskan fishery spawn outside Alaska. Many of those fish might normally nourish the Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKWs) – our Puget Sound orcas.
Department says it will shut 15 salmon farms off B.C.'s
coast to protect wild fish
Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray has announced the federal government will not renew licences for 15 open-net Atlantic salmon farms around British Columbia's Discovery Islands.
Content of Fraser River Chinook Salmon Is Lipid-rich and
Energy Dense, Which Is Important for Killer Whales’ Diet
Not all Chinook salmon are created equal, which has a significant impact on the energy levels of southern resident killer whales.
widespread are these toxic chemicals? They’re everywhere.
While concern about PFAS compounds, also known as “forever chemicals” because they break down very slowly, has largely focused on people, the pollutants have also been detected in wildlife.
to be shipped to Nanaimo as tree fertilizer
Land application of the biosolids is something the Capital Regional District vowed it would never do since the early stages of the $775-million wastewater treatment plant.
Mark, 1st First Nations woman to serve in B.C. Legislature,
delivers tearful resignation
Mark, MLA for Vancouver–Mount Pleasant, broke into tears and pulled no punches about her experiences in provincial politics, saying that "institutions fundamentally resist change ... particularly colonial institutions like this Legislative Assembly and government at large."
Hydropower in western U.S. resurges after hitting 20-year low
More snow and rain in 2022 fueled a 17% surge in power production in Washington, including a 19% increase at Grand Coulee Dam, the nation’s largest producer of hydropower.
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