Friday, March 3, 2023

Salish Sea News Week in Review March 3 2023


Aloha Hergé Friday!
Belgian cartoonist Georges Prosper Remi, who died on this day in 1983, was known by the pen name Hergé, from the French pronunciation of his reversed initials RG. He is best known for creating "The Adventures of Tintin," the series of comic albums which are considered one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century.

Hundreds of WA plants, animals at risk of extinction
Over a third of species and ecosystems in the United States are at risk of disappearing, including hundreds of plants and animals in Washington. In a newly released report,  conservation research group NatureServe analyzed data from its network of more than 1,000 scientists across the United States and Canada.

Sapsucker housing crisis: endangered woodpecker ‘condos’ are being clear cut
Almost two decades after the Williamson’s sapsucker was listed as endangered under Canada’s Species at Risk Act, the B.C. government continues to sanction logging in the bird’s old-growth forest critical habitat.

Tuesday marks 22 years since the Nisqually earthquake. Here’s what WA residents remember
It was the strongest quake to rattle the region since a 6.7 magnitude earthquake in 1965. 

Dam owner pleads guilty after spilling turf, tire bits in Puyallup River
The Washington Attorney General’s office is recommending that Electron Hydro and owner Thom Fischer pay a $1 million penalty for a misdemeanor violation, with most of the money going to help restore the river.

Tacoma pioneer of politics put environmental justice on the map in Washington state
Tacoma named a park in her honor last February for Black History month, but still relatively few people seem to know much about Tacoma resident Rosa Franklin.

‘Help the kelp!’ Northwest groups try to aid struggling kelp forests
There's a rallying cry at various bays and beaches up and down the West Coast; it's "Help the kelp!" The towering brown seaweed with the floating bulb on top is in steep decline.

First auction held for ‘licenses to pollute’ in Washington
A big list of carbon polluters in Washington is now subject to a cap and trade regulation system. The first auction was held Tuesday for permits to emit greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere.

Clouds Building over BC LNG Projects
British Columbia’s NDP government is expressing doubts about growing the province’s liquefied natural gas industry while the BC Liberal Opposition wants more LNG projects approved faster.

Human Elements: Reviving Indigenous methods of habitat restoration
The Guardian Watchmen, a group of Wei Wai Kum First Nations citizens, use traditional methods to protect Vancouver Island's fragile ecosystems.

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