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Federal Appeals Court Says Washington Must Repair Salmon-Blocking Culverts

OPB/EarthFix | June 27, 2016 1:15 p.m.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has  ruled that Washington is bound to protect salmon to fulfill treaty obligations with  Northwest tribes – even if it means spending billions to fix road culverts that block salmon passage.

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Appeals Court: Washington Must Fix Salmon-Blocking Culverts

AP | June 27, 2016 12:09 p.m. | Seattle

Federal appeals judges say the state of Washington has violated the treaty rights of tribes to fish by building and maintaining large pipes that allow streams to pass beneath roads but also block migrating salmon.

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Washington State Hopes To Trap Invasive Gypsy Moths

The Columbian | June 26, 2016 4:07 p.m.

Look into the trees around Vancouver open spaces this summer, and you might notice a lot of milk carton-sized orange and green boxes dangling from the branches.

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An Avian Mystery: Rare Parrot Spotted In Wild For First Time In 15 Years

NPR | June 26, 2016 9:52 a.m.

A solitary Spix's Macaw was spotted and caught on video flying over Bahia, Brazil. The origins of the bird are unknown, but conservators say its appearance represents "a new hope" for the area.

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Groups Ask Oregon To Boost Protection For Seabird

AP | June 21, 2016 1:08 p.m. | Portland

Conservation groups are seeking to have the marbled murrelet listed as "endangered" under the Oregon Endangered Species Act.

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Washington State Reports New Wolf Pack

AP | June 16, 2016 11:19 a.m. | Spokane, Wahsington

State wildlife managers say part of a northcentral Washington wolf pack has split away and formed a new group called the Sherman Pack.

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Wolf Kills 2 Goats And A Lamb Northeast Of Ashland

Statesman Journal | June 16, 2016 6:52 a.m.

A wolf attacked and killed two goats and one lamb in Southern Oregon’s Jackson County last weekend, according to Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials.

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The Raw Truth About Washington’s Oysters

Crosscut | June 15, 2016 5 p.m. | Seattle

Shellfish are a big business in Washington with major environmental implications. It all started with San Francisco's appetite for oysters after the gold rush.

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The Surprisingly Complex Business Of Putting Heaven On The Half Shell

Crosscut | June 15, 2016 5 p.m. | Seattle

Most people's impression of Washington's shellfish industry is hazy at best. Here's what it takes to put oysters on your plate.

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Oregon Battles Invasive Minnows To Protect Non-Native Trout

OPB/EarthFix | June 14, 2016 10:30 a.m. | Diamond Lake, Oregon

There’s no question now: the tui chub are back in Diamond Lake.  What are we willing to do about it?