Hot Off the Wire — 4/22/23

Local / Regional News

April 22: Earth Day Events

earth day sunflowers artwork

Earth Day Spring Fest Concert, 4/22, 3pm, at the Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1033 N. Barr Rd. Sequim.

Beach clean-up, 4/22, with Washington CoastSavers! Choose a beach on the Olympic Peninsula and have fun removing debris. Register here.

Earth Day Mulch Event, 4/22– Help the North Olympic Salmon Coalition mulch newly planted native plants along the Dungeness River. Register here. Can’t make it? Other volunteer opportunities here.

Port Townsend Rally & March, 4/22, noon. Bring an Earth Day sign and meet at the Triangle, Sims & Kearney St, Port Townsend.

Beach Clean up on Sunday, 4/23, Fort Flagler– Help Friends of Fort Flagler clean up. Register here.

April 24 library talk: Elwha River legacy forests

Climate solutions educator WendyRae Johnson speaks about the movement to protect local legacy forests on Monday, April 24, 6-7:30 pm, Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody.

Before May 2: Contact the Board of Natural Resources to stop timber sales in the Elwha watershed. Find a comment link in the new website: Protect the Elwha Legacy Forests.

April 27: Meet local sustainable farmers cultivating art and a new land ethic

Wilding Farm, Sisterland Farms and Hidden Penny Farm will speak about their work and art at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Thurs., April 27, 5:30-7:30pm. More info here.

Forest ecologist Dr. Jerry Franklin

May 3: Forest Stewardship in the 21st Century – webinar, 7-8pm. Online registration here.

Orcas a bit more protected from boats thanks to WA state bill

Boats on Puget Sound will have to stay farther from our southern resident killer whales, thanks to a new bill signed by Gov. Inslee. Read more here.

Arrest warrant: YouTuber’s illegal fishing in Canada national park

A U.S. YouTuber who illegally fished in a Canadian national park has been fined $6,000, after a judge condemned their “reckless” outdoor survival videos. Read more here.


Xerces Society asks that you protect pollinators.
Image: Xerces Society

Ways to defend biodiversity

“As citizens of the Earth, we have a duty to protect biodiversity. ” Read more from Xerces society.

Think like an ancestor

Intergenerational thinking is essential to heal the planet. Read more from Yes magazine here.

Terminus- Olympic National Park memorial to disappearing glaciers

Elkhorn Glacier. Original art by Amory Abbott for the Olympi

Elkhorn Glacier, by Amory Abbott. See the art on the Olympic National Park website.

National / International News and Actions

Video: Standing Rock’s Dakota Water Wars

Forest service to log mature forests near Yellowstone— Read more here.

Stop corporate greenwashing – sign the petition here.

Citibank tried to fool some nuns… – Read more from Bill McKibben here.

World leaders won’t say NO — When it comes to oil and gas, it’s the one crucial word. Read more from Bill McKibben here.


Tidal power’s fickle future

To pull power from the waves, you need a high tidal range or strong currents. Sea level rise threatens to mess with both. Read more from Hakai Magazine.

A modern power grid needed

Image: Union of Concerned Scientists. More information here.

A tax on frequent fliers?

Some say frequent flyer levies are “the fairest way to tax carbon.”  Read more from Yes magazine.

Why don’t we all use solar water heaters?

Climate journalist Michael Thomas explains solar water heating

I dare you to stop proliferating fossil fuels

We have a nuclear non-proliferation treaty, so why not fossil fuels? Listen to the Hakai Magazine story here.

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