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Since 1900, Puget Sound Chinook salmon populations have declined 93% and nine runs of Chinook have gone extinct. Orca whales, which eat primarily salmon, have declined by half. Source: Minette Layne/WikiMedia Commons

Video: The Beautiful Life of Orcas

Yesterday a friend sent me this three minute video of orca whales traveling through a pass near Vancouver Island.  It is so beautiful and such a rich glimpse into how orcas live, right along the …

Since 1900, Puget Sound Chinook salmon populations have declined 93% and nine runs of Chinook have gone extinct. Orca whales, which eat primarily salmon, have declined by half. Source: Minette Layne/WikiMedia Commons

Victory for Orcas in the Fight Against Coal!

Folks, it’s time to break out the champagne because your efforts in July have brought us much closer to greater protections for wild orcas! Last week, Whatcom County in the …

National Wildlife Photo Contest by Daniel Dennis.

Orcas: How Science Debunked Superstition

From the depths of the briny blue abyss emerges a menacing Goliath—a colossus of the sea bent on revenge and destruction of the human race. Beware the open ocean for …

Via Flickr.

Black Death: How Coal Exports Threaten Orcas

You can help orcas today by speaking up! Urge the Army Corps of Engineers to thoroughly review the risks from proposed coal export terminals in the Northwest. For more information on …

Since 1900, Puget Sound Chinook salmon populations have declined 93% and nine runs of Chinook have gone extinct. Orca whales, which eat primarily salmon, have declined by half. Source: Minette Layne/WikiMedia Commons

Is Building in Floodplains a Good Idea?

“Where will we put the next million people moving to Puget Sound?” I was asked this question recently by a business lobbyist concerned that new floodplain protection requirements would make …

Since 1900, Puget Sound Chinook salmon populations have declined 93% and nine runs of Chinook have gone extinct. Orca whales, which eat primarily salmon, have declined by half. Source: Minette Layne/WikiMedia Commons

Keep Up the Fight to Stop Coal Exports in Oregon

Good news came last week in the battle to protect Oregon’s fish and wildlife from toxic coal pollution. Thanks to support from wildlife advocates like you, multi-billion dollar coal giant …

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Tanker Accident at Vancouver Coal Terminal – A Sign of Things to Come?

An accident at the West Coast’s biggest coal port adds to the laundry list of reasons why coal is a bad bet for Oregon and Washington.

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Washington Activist Gives Orcas a Voice

What would orcas say about proposals to ship up to 150 million tons of coal per year on trains running along the Columbia River and Puget Sound through sensitive habitat? …

Coal trains (like this one in Waterloo, Indiana in 2010) derail more often than you would think, and the consequences can be grim. (photo: Ray Steup)

Loaded Coal Train Derails Near Columbia River Gorge

30 rail cars filled with coal overturned in an accident in Washington, spilling their dirty fuel — but the industry would like you to believe that everything is peachy.

Moving People out of Floodplains to Protect Them and Wildlife

Rising Water At first the rains come as a light drizzle, tapping out a soothing melody on rooftops and windowpanes. Soon the tempo quickens to a loud drum beat of …

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