Some seafood sold in the Northwest isn’t what it seems. Mislabeled fish is more common than you might think according to the few cops trying to make sure you get the species you paid for. Now those who are on patrol are looking for higher penalties to deter fish cheaters. Read more here.
Every two weeks, Reginald Roberts posts a new set of earthquake forecasts on his website, NextEarthquake.com. Roberts says his earthquake forecasts, which included a prediction of the earthquake that shook Hawaii on Thursday (Oct. 20), are accurate over 90 percent of the time. If Roberts is right, then all the world’s seismologists and earthquake geologists are wrong when they say earthquakes are too chaotic to be predicted. John Vidale discusses.
For Washines and two others stamped by the White Salmon — an expert kayaker drawn by the river’s power and a spirited government scientist exhilarated by the prospects for wild salmon — it’s a time for both celebration and reflection. Read more here.
Dr Rachel Armstrong, senior TED fellow and co-director of Avatar, a research group exploring the potential of advanced technologies in architecture, states that “over the next 40 years, ‘living’ buildings — biologically programmed to extract carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere — could fill our cities.” What? Read more here.
Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA), a virus fatal to Atlantic salmon and found in two tested Pacific salmon smolts last week in a BC waterway, has led to a US Senate approval of an amendment that calls for rapid federal response. Read more here.
The city of Seattle is using new technology that allows officials to know exactly how bad storms are and what neighborhoods are getting hit the worst. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences, helped design the system; read more here.
US Senators from Alaska and Washington state called for further study to assess the implications of the finding, last week, of ISA virus in two of 48 young salmon tested in a BC river inlet. Read more here.