Friday, June 16, 2023

Salish Sea News Week in Review June 16 2023


Aloha Sea Turtle Friday!
World Sea Turtle Day honors and highlights the importance of sea turtles and recognizes sea turtle conservation and protection efforts around the world. It is held on the birthdate of noted sea turtle biologist Archie Carr, who founded the Sea Turtle Conservancy and helped create the community that works to protect sea turtles today.

Youth environmentalists bring Montana climate case to trial after 12 years, seeking to set precedent
Whether a constitutional right to a healthy, livable climate is protected by state law is at the center of a lawsuit going to trial Monday in Montana, where 16 young plaintiffs and their attorneys hope to set an important legal precedent.

Reforesting Western’s Future
The Miyawaki method is a reforestation technique where trees are densely planted in urban areas to create a diverse forest in a short period of time.

NOAA pledges $3 million for new marine life center in Port Angeles
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has dedicated $3 million toward the completion of a new Marine Discovery Center, which will replace the current Feiro Marine Life Center facility on Port Angeles City Pier and NOAA’s Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Discovery Center in the Port Angeles Wharf.

Indigenous communities in B.C., Alaska, declare state of emergency over Pacific salmon
A group of Indigenous communities from Alaska and B.C. has declared a state of emergency related to Pacific salmon populations, and says First Nations need to be more involved in managing traditional resources.

Another three bite the dust: Heat melts Mount Rainier glaciers
A warming climate has claimed three more glaciers in Washington state. These three were all on Mount Rainier, home to more ice than any American mountain south of Alaska.

Grieving Glaciers Past: The Artists of the Terminus Project
The Terminus project offers a new perspective to the conversation surrounding how climate change is rapidly manipulating landscapes.

Signs of recovery after world’s worst underwater pandemic
Researchers say they’re seeing signs of recovery in a species that fell victim to the world’s worst underwater pandemic: the ochre sea star, Pisaster ochraceus.

B.C. conservationists, labour unions, First Nations unite in opposition to marine terminal expansion
The group of those publicly opposing the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 (RBT2) in Delta, B.C., about 35 kilometres south of Vancouver, is growing and now includes two unions, the International Longshore & Warehouse Union of Canada and the B.C. General Employees' Union, along with a dozen conservation organizations.

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