Friday, July 28, 2023

Salish Sea News Week in Review July 28 2023


Happy birthday, Marcel!
Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 is a 1912 painting by Marcel Duchamp. The work is widely regarded as a Modernist classic and has become one of the most famous of its time. Before its first presentation at the 1912 Salon des Indépendants in Paris it was rejected by the Cubists as being too Futurist.

New law pushes Washington cities and counties to plan for climate change
A new law passed by the Legislature this year requires local governments to consider climate change in their 20-year comprehensive plans beginning in 2025.

Algae blooms that cause pink snow could accelerate melting as Earth warms
A nickname for it in the French Alps is sang de glacier, or glacier blood. While red and pink are the most common colors, different types of snow algae produce a rainbow of hues, including orange, yellow and green.

Washington declares drought emergency in 12 counties
State officials on Monday announced a drought emergency for watersheds in  Benton, Clallam, Columbia, Jefferson, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, Skagit, Snohomish, Walla Walla, Whatcom, and Yakima. counties.

Groups plan to sue to remove Snake River dams over hot water troubles for salmon
The Columbia Riverkeeper, Idaho Rivers United, Idaho Conservation League and the Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association formally notified the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of their intent to sue because the Snake River dams are making the river too hot for sockeye salmon and the dams should be removed.

What's behind the summer travel chaos at B.C. Ferries?
This summer, getting on a ferry has felt like scoring tickets to the hottest concert in town, as B.C. Ferries has been plagued by technical difficulties with its vessels, last-minute cancellations, staffing shortages and confusion about the availability of reservations online.

Navy names ship after prominent Nisqually tribe member
The United States Navy is naming a new Navajo-Class Ship after Nisqually tribal member, environmental activist and treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.

How Ocean Warming Is Killing a Prime Alaska Crab Fishery
For the Aleut community of St. Paul, Alaska, the loss of snow crabs is rippling through the economy and raising concerns about the future.

West Coast gray whale population still declining, but begins to show signs of recovery
The North Pacific gray whale population is down 46% in the last seven years, but healthier mothers and more calves could be signs of a rebound.

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