Nicholas Turner, The Seattle Times

Nicholas Turner

The Seattle Times

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Recent articles by Nicholas:

Whidbey Island waters undergoing testing will be dyed red

The waters of Whidbey Island will run red Monday with the fluorescent hue of rhodamine, a non-toxic dye being used by the state to survey wastewater movement and its impact on local shellfish. The Washington Department of Health will be... → Read More

Heat wave serves Washington state a lesson in climate adaptation, mitigation

For better or worse, this heat wave is forcing Washington to recognize and confront the impacts of climate change. → Read More

Glaciers on Olympic Peninsula projected to largely disappear by 2070

All of the roughly 200 remaining glaciers in Olympic National Park are under threat amid falling precipitation and global warming. → Read More

A first as the world warms: New forecasts could help predict marine heat waves

Scientists have developed a new system to predict when and where marine heatwave is likely to develop. → Read More

U.S. Rep Jayapal unveils new ‘climate resilience’ proposals

The Seattle congresswoman is pressing for a new White House office to coordinate efforts by communities, scientists and others to deal with climate change. → Read More

$7,500 electric vehicle rebates fail in WA Legislature as climate proposals see mixed results

Gov. Jay Inslee proposed spending $100M to subsidize EV purchases, but only $25M was earmarked. → Read More

Omicron offers stark reminder of human cost of Japan's border controls

The administration’s response to the new variant has again shone a light on the impact of tough countermeasures, and demonstrated the country’s continued willingness to pay the price. → Read More

Concern grows as highly transmissible omicron variant finds foothold in Japan

The Kyoto Prefectural Government said it has confirmed that one person has been infected with the variant, and that their infection route has not been traced so far. → Read More

Japan suspends visas for would-be residents amid crackdown on inbound travel

Effective Thursday, the central government temporarily suspended for one month visas that have been issued but not used to enter Japan. → Read More

Scores hoping to enter Japan in limbo — again — after latest entry ban

The country’s new entry measures — which together with Israel are among the world’s most stringent — mean that from Tuesday all new visitors are barred from entry. → Read More

Boosters, logistics and shots for kids: Challenges remain as Japan hits vaccine turning point

As the country finishes its initial rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, Japan must simultaneously gear up to distribute a third dose. → Read More

Japan to bar all new foreign visitors as omicron fears grow

The measures close the border to business travelers, foreign students and foreign interns starting Tuesday but it does not affect re-entry for Japanese nationals and foreign residents. → Read More

Japan prepares for sixth wave as Kishida rolls out pandemic policy package

Proposals to be finalized Friday aim to bolster the country’s hospital capacity, expand its vaccine campaign and advance treatment and testing. → Read More

Japan enters a new stage of the pandemic fraught with fresh challenges

Prefectural governors are set to gradually peel back virus measures, while the central government shifts its focus toward the final stages of the initial vaccine rollout. → Read More

Japan leans on governors to prevent post-emergency COVID-19 rebound

Steps similar to quasi-emergency measures will be put in place by prefectural governors, who have been given the task of rolling back restrictions while maintaining certain precautions. → Read More

Japan expected to let COVID-19 state of emergency expire this week

If the order is lifted entirely, it will be the first time since early April that no prefecture is under a state of emergency or quasi-emergency measures. → Read More

Japan prepares booster shots amid worries over waning vaccine efficacy

Preparations have begun to administer additional shots to health care workers and older people, but debate still swirls around how extra doses should be given and when. → Read More

Japan sets out pandemic exit strategy after emergency extended

The plan will rely on vaccine passports or some other document that verifies an individual is fully inoculated. → Read More

Japan's state of emergency to be expanded to eight more prefectures

With COVID-19 measures now covering the vast majority of the country, there are growing calls for a state of emergency or quasi-emergency to be implemented nationwide. → Read More

As outbreak escalates nationwide, Japan's government considers post-emergency plans

Vaccination rates and the number of severely ill patients are likely to play larger roles whenever the country looks to lift the current state of emergency. → Read More