If wolves lose all federal protection, as is now threatened, they still have the state. But Washington state policy looks uncertain.
"Fishery managers and NOAA could resolve this by moving Southeast Alaska’s Chinook fishery in or near the Alaskan rivers where their Chinook were born, allowing Chinook from down the coast to migrate back to their home rivers along the coast, and giving Southern Resident killer whales a chance to feed.”
What do sharks have to do with Puget Sound? They draw crowds. One way out of this problem could be virtual reality. That's what is proposed in Sarasota, where the sharks and whales will be virtual, not captive.
Fires and fire conditions are the new normal, and not just in Australia. So is controversy about causes and prevention of the fires.
All too often, natural scientists and economists seem to be talking past each other. The scientists propound values—biodiversity, ecosystem integrity, the elusive but essential quality of “wildness”—that are not readily measurable in financial terms, hence not considered by traditional economists.
There’s no way to cast the recent report as substantive progress. Or to see it as evidence of Jay Inslee's gubernatorial leadership.
Forecasts for the Columbia Basin aren’t encouraging. Over the coming century, “a lot of the lower Columbia will become unsuitable” for salmon, one expert says.
The Polaris Project is an innovative research and educational venture dedicated to twin ambitious goals: to determine what will happen to the vast trove of carbon frozen in Arctic soils as the planet warms (and how that will in turn affect the climate), and to recruit, inspire, and train the next generation of Arctic scientists.
There are a variety of actions you can take to get on a path to a lower personal carbon footprint and work toward ensuring a lower carbon future.
The rest of the West has always been peopled by former Californians, and that includes the Northwest. I wonder how much our demographers are calculating for this new migration.