Friday, August 4, 2023

Salish Sea News Week in Review August 4 2023


Aloha 'Satchmo' Friday!
Louis Armstrong was among the most influential figures in jazz whose career spanned five decades and several eras in the history of jazz. Happy birthday, Pops.

Ocean temperatures are off the charts. Here’s where they’re highest.
Marine heat waves are affecting about 44 percent of the global ocean, whereas only 10 percent is typical, and they can have “significant impacts on marine life as well as coastal communities and economies,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

A Last-Gasp Effort to Resurrect a Mine in Bristol Bay
The state of Alaska has taken its case directly to the U.S. Supreme Court in an 11th hour effort to resurrect a giant, open pit copper and gold mine, proposed for a location in western Alaska that flanks two of Bristol Bay’s renowned salmon spawning watersheds.

A parched summer is posing difficulties for Washington farmers and fish
The record-warm May that burned off a sizable chunk of the state’s snowpack has left flows in many of Washington’s rivers and streams depleted heading into late summer. it’s still bad news for fish that depend on cool water and ample streamflows for survival and farmers who tap snow-fed waterways to irrigate crops.

Watch Site C workers build a massive dam using 16 million cubic metres of earth and rock
B.C. Hydro says it has completed an earth-fill dam made using material from the Site C dam construction site along the Peace River in northeastern B.C.

BC Breaks Records for Area Burned in Wildfires, Data Show
See this season’s damage on our timeline. And the year’s not even over.

Ticks spreading in the Pacific Northwest? Warming trends could worsen health threat
More commonly found in the Midwest and northeast, ticks are expanding their range... Warming trends, exacerbated by climate change, are creating a more hospitable environment for the parasites. Conrad Swanson reports.

Ocean heat wave comes to Pacific Northwest shores
Now the Pacific Northwest has joined the rest of the world in having exceptional ocean heat.

Conservationists Push EPA to Add 1,000+ Pollutants to 'Outdated' List of Toxic Chemicals
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's official documentation, no toxic pollutants have emerged in the United States in nearly five decades—and two advocacy groups on Monday demanded that the agency add more than 1,000 chemicals to its list to bring the inventory up to date.

Site C dam builder fined $1.1 million for discharging contaminated wastewater
In B.C.’s Peace River, home to at-risk species, more than three million litres of wastewater contained a concentration of aluminum ‘acutely lethal’ to fish.

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