Bellamy Pailthorp http://www.kplu.org en Seattle Mayor Promises Better Facilities, More Accountability With New Park District http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-mayor-promises-better-facilities-more-accountability-new-park-district <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/164033778&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>As the city of Seattle prepares to put in place its new voter-approved park district,&nbsp;Seattle Mayor Ed Murray&nbsp;says citizens can expect both better facilities and more accountability.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:14:01 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 18216 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Mayor Promises Better Facilities, More Accountability With New Park District Oregon Agency Rejects Coal Terminal On The Columbia River http://www.kplu.org/post/oregon-agency-rejects-coal-terminal-columbia-river <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Oregon state regulators have rejected a proposal for a coal terminal on the Columbia River that would be a conduit for exporting millions of tons of American coal a year to Asia.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The decision is a victory for tribal groups that said the terminal threatened their fishing. It's also a win for Washington state, said&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18.399999618530273px; line-height: 37.33333206176758px;">Kimberly Larsen with the group Climate Solutions.</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:24:41 +0000 The Associated Press & Bellamy Pailthorp 18199 at http://www.kplu.org As Life Rebounds, Rangers Offer Tour Of Elwha's Once-Underwater Landscapes http://www.kplu.org/post/life-rebounds-rangers-offer-tour-elwhas-once-underwater-landscapes <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/163714401&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>With crews working to remove the last of the second dam on the Elwha River, Olympia National Park officials are inviting the public to take a guided tour of land that sat underwater just two years ago.</p><p>Lake Aldwell&nbsp;disappeared after the removal of the Elwha&nbsp;Dam, revealing “a fascinating, up-close look at shifting sediments, both old and new vegetation, giant stumps logged a century ago, and the river re-establishing itself,” according to <a href="http://www.nps.gov/olym/parknews/ranger-guided-elwha-discovery-walks.htm" target="_blank">the National Park Service</a>.</p><p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:42:03 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 18194 at http://www.kplu.org As Life Rebounds, Rangers Offer Tour Of Elwha's Once-Underwater Landscapes Mass: Summer In Western Wash. Went From Dry To Normal In Just One Week http://www.kplu.org/post/mass-summer-western-wash-went-dry-normal-just-one-week <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/163296214&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>A week of rain has turned what was a dry summer into a normal one, says <span style="line-height: 1.5;">KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.</span></p><p>But don’t let the clouds and drizzle get you down. Mass says the forecast will progressively warmer and sunnier over the weekend.</p><p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:19:42 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 18175 at http://www.kplu.org Mass: Summer In Western Wash. Went From Dry To Normal In Just One Week Head Of EPA Tours Puget Sound, Supports Congressional Cleanup Caucus http://www.kplu.org/post/head-epa-tours-puget-sound-supports-congressional-cleanup-caucus <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/163063687&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>She’s been called President Obama’s “green quarterback.” Gina McCarthy is the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, and she's known for tackling sources of climate change. And now she’s shining a light on efforts to clean up Puget Sound.</p><p>McCarthy met with government officials and community groups in Tacoma on Wednesday and toured Commencement Bay by boat to learn more about what still needs to be done.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 18152 at http://www.kplu.org Head Of EPA Tours Puget Sound, Supports Congressional Cleanup Caucus New Ocean Acidification Monitors Could Protect Nation's $70 Billion Fisheries Industry http://www.kplu.org/post/new-ocean-acidification-monitors-could-protect-nations-70-billion-fisheries-industry <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/162753435&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Federal scientists and their supporters are seeking increased funding to monitor ocean acidification in an effort to gather additional environmental intelligence.</p><p>U.S Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and fellow Democrat Sen. Mark Begich&nbsp;of Alaska toured a lab in Seattle Monday to see the latest technology and highlight their hopes of making ocean acidification monitoring a national priority.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 06:10:46 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 18118 at http://www.kplu.org New Ocean Acidification Monitors Could Protect Nation's $70 Billion Fisheries Industry Crews At Work On Slow, Expensive Disposal Of Notorious Derelict Vessel Helena Star http://www.kplu.org/post/crews-work-slow-expensive-disposal-notorious-derelict-vessel-helena-star <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/162339754&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>A poster child for Washington state’s problem with abandoned boats is at a shipyard in Seattle. The notorious Helena Star is being scrapped by&nbsp;Stabbert<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Maritime in Ballard.</span></p><p>The decrepit vessel once made headlines as a drug-smuggling ship; in 1978, the U.S. Coast Guard seized the ship off the coast of Washington with $75 million worth of marijuana on board. Now it’s <a href="http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/spills/incidents/FV.HelenaStar.GoldenWest/FV.HelenaStar&amp;GoldenWest.html">an object lesson on how and why</a> the process of cleanup and recovery of abandoned boats is so complex and expensive.</p><p> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 00:08:29 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 18086 at http://www.kplu.org Crews At Work On Slow, Expensive Disposal Of Notorious Derelict Vessel Helena Star This Weekend's High Temps, Sunny Skies Pushing Toward Record-Breaking Summer http://www.kplu.org/post/weekends-high-temps-sunny-skies-pushing-toward-record-breaking-summer <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/162284251&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Go ahead and gloat. We’ve got one of those hot, sunny August western Washington weekends ahead that make it worth living here despite the long, dark winters.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Low clouds will melt away, says </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> weather expert Cliff Mass, as temperatures steadily rise over the weekend, hitting 90 maybe even as early as Sunday and certainly by Monday. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“A warming period is going to happen,” said Mass. “And that’s because a trough that brought us cooler temperatures this week is moving off and a pretty high-amplitude ridge is building in its place.”</span></p><p> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:05:39 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 18081 at http://www.kplu.org This Weekend's High Temps, Sunny Skies Pushing Toward Record-Breaking Summer New Life After Dam Removal: Surf Smelt Spawning In Mouth Of Elwha http://www.kplu.org/post/new-life-after-dam-removal-surf-smelt-spawning-mouth-elwha <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/161889088&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Tiny forage fish don’t have the iconic status of Northwest species such as salmon or orcas, but the marine creatures at the bottom of the food chain play a critical role. So scientists are excited to see signs they’re spawning in new habitat created by the Elwha dam removals.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 18008 at http://www.kplu.org New Life After Dam Removal: Surf Smelt Spawning In Mouth Of Elwha Why The Northwest Is A Potential 'Climate Refuge' From Effects Of Global Warming http://www.kplu.org/post/why-northwest-potential-climate-refuge-effects-global-warming <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/161305789&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The Pacific Northwest stands out as just about the only part of the country that will be largely spared from the ill effects associated with global warming, according to KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass, who mapped out all the calamities expected to result from climate change over the next century.</p><p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:14:29 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17945 at http://www.kplu.org Why The Northwest Is A Potential 'Climate Refuge' From Effects Of Global Warming NLRB Judge: Boeing Failed To Bargain In Good Faith With SPEEA http://www.kplu.org/post/nlrb-judge-boeing-failed-bargain-good-faith-speea <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/161311381&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Boeing failed to negotiate in good faith when it refused to provide evidence to substantiate its claim that workers in the Puget Sound area cost more than workers elsewhere, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled Friday.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://links.govdelivery.com/track?type=click&amp;enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTQwODAxLjM0Njc5NDYxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE0MDgwMS4zNDY3OTQ2MSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3MTM4NDY3JmVtYWlsaWQ9YWdyb3NzQGtwbHUub3JnJnVzZXJpZD1hZ3Jvc3NAa3BsdS5vcmcmZmw9JmV4dHJhPU11bHRpdmFyaWF0ZUlkPSYmJg==&amp;&amp;&amp;101&amp;&amp;&amp;http://mynlrb.nlrb.gov/link/document.aspx/09031d458182f076" target="_blank">The ruling</a> was in response to an unfair labor practice charge filed by the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, or </span>SPEEA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:26:11 +0000 Martha Kang & Bellamy Pailthorp 17946 at http://www.kplu.org NLRB Judge: Boeing Failed To Bargain In Good Faith With SPEEA Plenty Of Sun For Seafair, But Lightning Threat Spells Increasing Wildfire Danger http://www.kplu.org/post/plenty-sun-seafair-lightning-threat-spells-increasing-wildfire-danger <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/161275888&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>There will be plenty of sunshine for Seafair weekend, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass, but dry conditions and a chance of lightning could mean trouble for firefighters.</p><p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:58:23 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17942 at http://www.kplu.org Plenty Of Sun For Seafair, But Lightning Threat Spells Increasing Wildfire Danger Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area Expansion Bill Clears Key Committee In Congress http://www.kplu.org/post/alpine-lakes-wilderness-area-expansion-bill-clears-key-committee-congress <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/161034024&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>A bill that would expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness area east of Seattle is one step closer to becoming law. For the first time in nearly four years, the proposal has moved forward in the U.S. House. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:38:15 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17918 at http://www.kplu.org Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area Expansion Bill Clears Key Committee In Congress Inslee Touring Wash. Sites That Show Costs Of Climate Change http://www.kplu.org/post/inslee-touring-wash-sites-show-costs-climate-change <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/160899515&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Gov. Jay Inslee took a walk through King County’s wastewater facility in Discovery Park on Tuesday as part of his tour of sites affected by climate change.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17895 at http://www.kplu.org Inslee Touring Wash. Sites That Show Costs Of Climate Change Summer Is Back! Dry Weather And Warm, Sunny Skies In the Forecast http://www.kplu.org/post/summer-back-dry-weather-and-warm-sunny-skies-forecast <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/160262297&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The last week of July is historically the driest week of the year. And despite record-breaking rain last week, the forecast for the days ahead fits the bill for this time of year, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“We’re going to have sun, warmth and virtually no precipitation,” Mass said of the week ahead.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:06:14 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17871 at http://www.kplu.org Summer Is Back! Dry Weather And Warm, Sunny Skies In the Forecast