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Cascadia is a bioregion and bioregional movement located within the western region of North America. Potential boundaries differ, with some drawn along existing political state and provincial lines, and others drawn along larger ecological, cultural, political, and economic boundaries. The boundaries are generally those defined by the Cascadia Bioregion.
The proposed country or region largely would consist of the Canadian province of British Columbia and the US States of Washington and Oregon, including major cities Seattle, Vancouver, and Portland. When all parts of the bioregion are included, Cascadia would stretch from coastal Alaska in the north into Northern California in the south, and inland to include parts of Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and Yukon. More conservative advocates propose borders that include the land west of the crest of Cascade Range, and the western side of British Columbia.
As measured only by the combination of present Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia statistics, Cascadia would be home to slightly more than 16 million people (16,029,520), and would have an economy generating more than US$675 billion worth of goods and services annually. This number would increase if portions of Northern California, Idaho, and Southern Alaska were also included.
By land area Cascadia would be the 20th largest country in the world, with a land area of 534,572 sq mi (1,384,588 km2), placing it behind Mongolia and ahead of Peru. Its population would be similar in size to that of Ecuador, Zambia, Cambodia or the Netherlands.
Some months ago, I was in a voice meeting with, among a number of other individuals, the Commissioner of Financial Institutions in Puerto Rico. There were other government officials, at least one lawyer, management types, and IT professionals. I was one of the latter. The chief concern of...
This episode of Oregon Field Guide is on the topic of "the big one" and Oregon's level of preparedness, or lack thereof. The show also compares and contrasts with preparations in Japan for similar events.
Anyway, I watched it today, and just thought I'd pass along in the event it is of...
I am curious if anyone has had experience with these devices. I am looking at the Yeti 1400:
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A member of our household is Type One Diabetic (insulin-dependent). We have close to a year's worth of said insulin, and related supplies, on hand. It has to be, of...
I read this article on Forbes magazine this morning. As I am currently reading a book on earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest, as well as having actively working on earthquake-related preps most of this year, it caught my eye. Anywho, I just thought I'd pass it along. Cheers, friends...
Burke: When ‘the big one’ hits should ants help grasshoppers? | HeraldNet.com
By Tom Burke
The short version of the Greek storyteller Aesop’s fable, “The Ant and the Grasshopper,” goes: Ant works all summer laying in food; grasshopper spends summer making music. Comes winter the ant eats, the...
Considering this is likely the most destructive natural disaster that could impact our region, I thought starting a thread in which we can discuss the eventuality, compare notes, ponder scenarios, and consider what can be done to be more prepared. As some may not be completely familiar with the...