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Situation ‘Dire’: Low Coho Salmon Returns Close Quinault Fisheries

Coho salmonby Indian Country Today, Oct 29, 2015

Low returns of wild coho salmon are prompting the Quinault Indian Nation to close all its fisheries in Grays Harbor and Queets River and to declare an economic disaster because of the resulting hardship on fishermen and their families.

The tribe attributed the low returns to the so-called Godzilla El Niño that is under way in the Pacific, exacerbated by a “blob of warm water off the coast,” the Quinault said in a statement describing what it called a dire situation. Read the rest of this entry

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Red tide: Massive, ‘incredibly thick’ toxic algae bloom in Pacific now stretches from California to Alaska

Climate change is a growing concern in B.C., says scientist

Fires burn near Kelowna, BC, July 5, 2015.  Photo by Michael Dill.

Fires burn near Nelson, BC, July 5, 2015. Photo by Michael Dill.

Drought and extreme wildfires the new normal in B.C., says climate scientist

CBC News, Aug 3, 2015

Climate change is a growing concern in British Columbia as drought and wildfires continue to parch much of the province.

It was the hottest June on record for many places around the world, including here in B.C. where at least 64 temperature records were shattered during an intense heat wave.

Climate scientists say we may have to get used to it. Read the rest of this entry