Friday, July 7, 2023

Salish Sea News Week in Review July 7 2023

"Satchel" Paige

Aloha "Satchel" Paige Friday!
Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige (b. July 7, 1906) was a professional baseball pitcher whose career spanned five decades and culminated with his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At age 42 in 1948, Paige made his debut for the Cleveland Indians; to this day, this makes him the oldest debutant in the National League or American League history. Additionally, Paige was 59 years old when he played his last major league game, which is also a record that stands to this day.

New orca babies grow endangered southern resident population
There’s not just one, but two new babies in the L pod of the endangered southern resident orcas...The babies, L126 and L127, are the offspring of moms L119 and L94.

‘Forever chemicals’ in drinking water found at Whidbey ‘slice of heaven’
For as long as she can remember, Tamara Ross’ family hasn’t liked the taste of drinking water at Harrington Lagoon... about a year and a half ago, the water company alerted her and her neighbors to the presence of so-called “forever chemicals” in the drinking water.

Canada's new cruise ship rules don't plug loopholes for major source of wastewater pollution
The federal government says some new cruise ship pollution measures are now mandatory, but environmental groups say the move still doesn’t plug gaps that permit the ongoing contamination of some of Canada’s most sensitive coastlines.

Canada offers lesson in the economic toll of climate change
Canada’s wildfires have burned 20 million acres, blanketed Canadian and U.S. cities with smoke and raised health concerns on both sides of the border, with no end in sight. The toll on the Canadian economy is only beginning to sink in.

Trans Mountain pipeline expansion likely to send more Canadian oil to US, not Asia
The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (TMX) was meant to unlock Asian markets for Canadian oil, but analysts and traders said those barrels now will probably land on the U.S. West Coast as Asia gobbles up Russian oil that is cheaper due to sanctions from Western countries after Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.

This push to bring back salmon is about more than just fish
There is only one bridge in Takla Landing, and on this June day about three dozen people are gathered there around a blue plastic tub swimming with hundreds of baby salmon.

Prey and predators create varying life-or-death conditions for salmon, as shown with Atlantis model
A computer model, called Atlantis, has been applied to more than 40 ecosystems around the world. In Puget Sound, Atlantis has been used to study the food web to determine whether salmon are more threatened by predators or by the lack of a stable food supply.

Campfire bans now cover most of B.C. as heat records fall across the province
More fire bans are coming into place as daily heat records are broken across B.C. and scientist continue to warn about the dangers of human-caused climate change.

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