Friday, February 27, 2015

February 27, 2015: The cities and the oil trains. Unsafe at any speed?

Two more recent oil train explosions have opponents of what many call "bombs on rails" on edge. This week they gathered at Seattle's King Street Station. The Great Northern Tunnel that runs beneath it continues under the city's famous Pike Place Market. An estimated 19 oil trains each carrying 100 tank cars of flammable crude run through the city and the state every week.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

February 17, 2015: Positive Trends for Winter Seabirds on Some Puget Sound Near Coasts

In a marine world where good news is sometimes hard to find, an increase in winter seabirds is cause for celebration. Eighteen species along Puget Sound's near coasts are on the rise, including loons, surf scoters, buffleheads and rhinoceros auklets. A recently released report, Using Citizen Science to Identify Local Hotspots of Seabird Occurrence, tells all about it. Martha Baskin has the story.

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