Federal Fish Managers Brace For Another Warm Year In The Northwest – KPLU

We are not out of the woods yet, as it relates to snowpack.

The summer’s early snowmelt, record temperatures and drought in the Northwest killed young hatchery fish and adult fish returning to spawn. And federal experts are expecting 2016 to be even worse for fish. Seventy U.S. Fish & Wildlife managers passed around a microphone this week in a hotel conference room. They told scary stories about warm Northwest water. The Columbia River heated up this summer, and nearly the entire run of returning sockeye was lost. Anna King reports. (KPLU)


Losing Paradise: Climate Change is Changing Mount Rainier- News Tribune of Tacoma

The News Tribune has done an outstanding job of looking at the various issues that climate change is having on Mt. Rainier Park. The loss of glaciers is something all of us should be very concerned about . Most of our water resources come from the snow packs and glaciers of the mountains around us. As we lose our snowpacks, because of rising temperatures and rising snow lines, we become more and more vulnerable to water shortages. These affect all the aninimals that have 10,000  years relying on a steady environment.  This article looks at rapidly receding glaciers, and how they damage the Park. The bad news is that with very little publicity, this has already been going on for some time now. Rob Carson reports. (News Tribune of Tacoma)


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