Orca Task Force Works Into Second Year, Adding 12 New Recommendations; Whales Suffer From Too Few Fish, Too Much Noise, Pollution

October 16th, 2019

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s Orca Task Force, which last year submitted 36 recommendations that, if all were enacted, would cost more than $1 billion and could bring back Southern Resident killer whales in Puget Sound, is entering its second year and has now added 12 more recommendations.

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Research Collaboration Shows Rapid Decline Of Hoary Bat, Victim Of Wind Power, In PNW; Provides Pollination, Pest Control

September 11th, 2019

The hoary bat, the species of bat most frequently found dead at wind power facilities, is declining at a rate that threatens its long-term future in the Pacific Northwest, according to a novel and comprehensive research collaboration based at Oregon State University – Cascades (Bend).

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