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Growler Jets Test Rainforest Peace As NW Military Presence Grows

EarthFix | Dec. 1, 2016 noon | Olympic National Forest, Washington

The military's expanded presence in the Northwest creates new challenges for those who want quiet places to remain so. From our series Battle Ready: The Military’s Environmental Legacy In The Northwest.

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Navy Expands Sonar, Other Training Off Northwest Coasts

AP | Nov. 14, 2016 6:56 a.m. | Seattle

The Navy decided to implement its preferred plan after a lengthy review that included a determination from the National Marine Fisheries Service that the exercises would not have major impacts on endangered orcas and other marine mammals.

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Small Earthquake Shakes Near Warrenton And Astoria On Oregon Coast

Daily Astorian | Nov. 2, 2016 11:40 a.m. | Warrenton, Oregon

A 3.8 magnitude earthquake was recorded near Warrenton Wednesday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred at 7:52 a.m. about 5 miles west of the city.

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West Coast Fisheries Hit Hard By Poor Ocean Conditions

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 26, 2016 2:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Since its record high catch in 2013, the commercial fishery in Washington and Oregon has continued to decline. 

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OSU Creates Own Safety Panel To Oversee Construction In Tsunami Zone

OPB | Oct. 25, 2016 11:26 a.m. | Portland

Oregon State University has created a safety panel to oversee the construction of its new marine research center being built in the tsunami zone. But it’s made up of academics - not engineers.

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Scientists Are Closer To Understanding What Makes Ocean's Toxic Algae Bloom

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 21, 2016 4:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A new study sheds light on the causes and conditions behind toxic ocean algae blooms.

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White House Honors Oregon Man For Helping Make Fishing More Sustainable

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 7, 2016 6:50 a.m.

The White House is honoring Oregon trawl fisherman Brad Pettinger  for his environmental leadership.

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Warm Pacific Ocean 'Blob' Facilitated Vast Toxic Algae Bloom

AP | Sept. 30, 2016 8:12 a.m.

A new study finds that unusually warm Pacific Ocean temperatures helped cause a massive bloom of toxic algae last year that closed lucrative fisheries from California to British Columbia and disrupted marine life from seabirds to sea lions.

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Scientists Frustrated OSU Will Build $50M Research Center In Tsunami Zone

OPB | Sept. 28, 2016 1:32 p.m. | Portland

OSU is ignoring the advice of some of its ocean scientists by building a $50 million research center in Newport's tsunami zone.

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Scientists Try Trapping To Halt Puget Sound's European Crab Invasion

KCTS9/EarthFix | Sept. 26, 2016 6:45 a.m. | Friday Harbor, Washington

The detection of Puget Sound's first  invasive green crab prompts scientists to mount a counter attack. Now a second crab has been discovered about 30 miles away in Padilla Bay.