This weekend, Lynda Mapes at the Seattle Times wrote an interesting article on the drop of barge traffic along the Lower Snake River, and how a shift from barge to rail as the means of shipping wheat from Idaho to foreign markets may take away one of the primary obstacles to the removal

We’re a week away from a public meeting for the scoping process of the Gateway Pacific Terminal EIS, one of the proposed coal export terminals undergoing NEPA/SEPA review right now in Washington. As I’ve described earlier, these proposals may be the perfect storm of environmental issues: greenhouse gas emissions, transboundary pollution, vessel traffic in

A group of researchers from the University of Washington, NMFS, and other organizations just released the results of an interesting study on the interplay of vessel traffic, prey abundance, and health of resident Orca populations in Puget Sound. This study looked at the interplay between vessel traffic and prey abundance for resident Orcas in