Category: borrowed planet blog

River of plastic

River of plastic:

Literally so gross

Photo: when Chipmunks attack! The air qualit…

Photo: when Chipmunks attack!

The air quality around Puget Sound ports is getting better. However greenhouse gas emissions remain the same in the Puget Sound area.

Read more here:
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/you-can-breathe-cleaner-around-puget-sound-ports-report-finds/

Copyright: Seattle Times
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Photo: volunteers during the Martin Luther Kin…

Photo: volunteers during the Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service, 2018.

The world’s largest ocean garage patch is now over 600,000 square feet. That’s twice the size of Texas!

Read more here:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/science/2018/03/22/great-pacific-garbage-patch-grows/446405002/

Copyright: USA Today
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Photo: lookout over Point Hudson in Fort Worde…

Photo: lookout over Point Hudson in Fort Worden State Park.

The last northern male white rhinoceros has died in Kenya.

Read more here:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-kenya-rhino/worlds-last-male-northern-white-rhino-dies-idUSKBN1GW0IT?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5ab0b29f04d30126ff708960&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

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Photo: on the trail to Fort Worden State Park….

Photo: on the trail to Fort Worden State Park.

Did you see steam coming from Mount Baker last week? Don’t be alarmed! The crater degasses all day, every day. Here’s why:

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article205864854.html

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Photo: Dosewallips River Olympic National Pa…

Photo: Dosewallips River

Olympic National Park is planning on shipping their mountain goats to another national park in order to reduce tred on flora and fauna.

Read more here: https://www.backpacker.com/news-and-events/olympic-national-park-mountain-goats

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Photo: sunrise over Puget Sound from Port Town…

Photo: sunrise over Puget Sound from Port Townsend, Washington.

Local appeals court has ruled local jurisdictions can oppose marijuana shops in their counties. This means cities like Lynden, Washington can continue their moratorium on I-502 stores indefinitely without a legal challenge.

Read more here:
https://www.seattlepi.com/local/politics/article/Washington-state-marijuana-prohibition-12750938.php

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Copyright: Seattle PI

Photo: Women’s March in Port Townsend, W…

Photo: Women’s March in Port Townsend, Washington in January 2018.

Pompeo, the CIA director tapped to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, is a big climate change skeptic.

Read more here:
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/03/13/climate/pompeo-state-department-climate-change.html?referer=http://www.google.com/

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Copyright: New York Times

Arctic Music

Arctic Music:

Since 1980 the Arctic has lost ¾ of it’s sea ice.

Photo: Deception Pass There’s a bug in …

Photo: Deception Pass

There’s a bug in the bud system. An application error I the tracking system that follows all marijuana sales from seed to final sale has an error that is getting I the way of tracking the marijuana. This bug is causing havoc for many I 502 stores.

Read more here:
http://www.king5.com/mobile/article/news/local/marijuana-businesses-disrupted-after-glitch-in-system-that-traces-pot/281-515529317

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