Environment http://www.kplu.org en UW Study: Urban Fumes Cause Pollinating Moths To Fly Like 'Stumbling Drunks' http://www.kplu.org/post/uw-study-urban-fumes-cause-pollinating-moths-fly-stumbling-drunks <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/157208470&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 much as one-third of our food supply depends on pollinators like insects and birds that fertilize plants when they fly between blossoms.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17580 at http://www.kplu.org UW Study: Urban Fumes Cause Pollinating Moths To Fly Like 'Stumbling Drunks' Confirmation hearing for Sally Jewell http://www.kplu.org/post/confirmation-hearing-sally-jewell <p>Northwest native Sally Jewell faced nearly three hours of questions at a<a href="http://www.energy.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings-and-business-meetings?Id=75010617-43f1-462e-8858-3a4ee100315e&amp;Statement_id=4feef254-9bf9-4e25-9359-27c1ab0b43e0"> hearing in Washington DC</a> on her nomination to become the next US Secretary of the Interior. If confirmed, she said she’d take a balanced approach to protecting ecosystems while expanding energy production on public lands.</p><p>As CEO of REI, Jewell has strong credentials as an environmentalist. Some say – too strong.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7943 at http://www.kplu.org Killing of Puget Sound octopus for 'art project' angers divers http://www.kplu.org/post/killing-puget-sound-octopus-art-project-angers-divers A different kind of storm hit the Pacific Northwest this past week when a local diver was seen hauling a giant Pacific octopus from a popular diving area in Puget Sound in Seattle.<p>The diver, 20-year-old Dylan Mayer, had a one-day hunting license and legally did nothing wrong. However, divers from around the world are infuriated by Mayer's actions. Part of the problem is that this particular area in Seattle, Cove 2, is regarded as a pristine park. Mon, 05 Nov 2012 01:07:25 +0000 Shula Neuman 6972 at http://www.kplu.org