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Scientists Report Rare Sightings Of Tropical Species Off West Coast

Scientists with the National Marine Fisheries Service spotted tropical pygmy killer whales off the coast of California for the first time this year.

by Cassandra Profita

Scientists surveying whales and dolphins on the West Coast have discovered unusual species of birds and marine mammals far north of their normal ranges.


Yakima Valley Dairies Pledge To Reduce Nitrate Pollution

Dec. 17, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Washington Court Rules Against Landowners In Skagit Water Rights Case

Dec. 16, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Court Case Is The Latest Battle In Water Wars Of The Skagit River

Dec. 15, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Warming Ocean May Be Triggering Mega Methane Leaks Off Northwest Coast

Dec. 9, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

More Japanese Tsunami Debris Will Wash Up This Winter On Northwest Shores, Scientists Predict

Dec. 8, 2014 | by Jes Burns

Groups Seek Delay In Snake River Dredging

Dec. 3, 2014 | by AP

Barges Running Aground At Lewiston As Dredging Controversy Drags On

Nov. 26, 2014 | by Tom Banse

From Macklemore To Chief Seattle’s Descendant, Many Are Eager For Duwamish River Cleanup

Nov. 24, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Klamath Basin Agreements Move Toward Senate Floor

Nov. 13, 2014 | by Jes Burns

Traces Of Fukushima Radioactivity Detected In West Coast Waters

Nov. 10, 2014 | by Tom Banse

What Climate Change Means For A Land Of Glaciers

Nov. 9, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Soil Burritos’ Hold Together Northwest River Banks More Like Nature Does

Nov. 4, 2014 | by Jessica Robinson

Coos Bay Shipyard Cleanup Project Resumes After 14 Years

Oct. 20, 2014 | by Jes Burns

How To Kill An Invasive Plant On The Metolius River

Oct. 17, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Methow Valley Irrigation Gets Overhaul For Fish

Oct. 16, 2014 | by Anna King

Fish Are Relocating Toward The Poles To Avoid Warming Waters

Oct. 13, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Study: After Dams Are Removed, Rivers Quickly Return To Normal

Oct. 10, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Proposed Oregon Nickel Mine Fails To Secure Key Permit

Sept. 30, 2014 | by Jes Burns

Parked Oil Trains Block Access To Everett Beach

Sept. 23, 2014 | by AP

Biologists Try To Figure Out Large Fall Chinook Runs

Sept. 22, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Dying Starfish Could Get Help From Congress

Sept. 18, 2014 | by Katie Campbell

Shellfish Tell Puget Sound’s Polluted Tale

Sept. 18, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Are Fido’s Meds Polluting The Water?

Sept. 17, 2014 | by Olivia Poblacion

Algae Bloom Tested In Portland’s Willamette River

Sept. 17, 2014 | by Kristian Foden-Vencil

Study Links Flame Retardants In The Columbia To Household Laundry

Sept. 17, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Seattle Area Leaders Announce Plans To Merge Duwamish River Clean Up Efforts

Sept. 8, 2014 | by Kim Malcolm

The Last Dam on Whychus Creek Slated for Removal

Sept. 5, 2014 | by Alexi Horowitz

Oregon Forestry Board Moves To Protect Cool Water

Sept. 4, 2014 | by AP

Rafting The Dam-Free Elwha

Aug. 26, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

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Scientists Say Stop Worrying About Fukushima Radioactivity In Fish


by Ashley Ahearn

Hundreds of millions of gallons of radioactive water were released from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station after the earthquake and tsunami of 2011 hit Japan. That’s made many people nervous about eating fish caught on this side of the Pacific Ocean.


Report: Bellingham Bay A Hostile Place For Small Marine Creatures

by Katie Campbell

A wide array of tiny marine critters are struggling to survive in Bellingham Bay, according to a recently released report from the Washington Department of Ecology.


Can Mushrooms Help Fight Stormwater Pollution?

by Sarah Strunin

Researchers are studying whether mycofiltration can effectively clean up polluted runoff.



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