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Can A Treasured Sea Snail Come Back After Being Poached To Near Extinction?

KUOW/EarthFix | May 16, 2015 5:30 p.m. | MUKILTEO, Wash. --

Pinto abalone  were near extinction by the end of the 1990s in Puget Sound. But with a little help from science, their wild populations are slowly rising.

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Four Oregon Earthquake Bills Languish In Ways And Means Committee

OPB | May 12, 2015 10:44 a.m. | Portland

The future is uncertain for four earthquake bills in Salem.

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Plans Reversed For Spraying Pesticides On Oyster Beds

EarthFix | May 3, 2015 2:55 p.m.

Regulators' decision to let shellfish producers spray a neurotoxic pesticide is reversed after an outcry from restaurants and environmentalists.

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Is An Underwater Volcano Erupting 300 Miles Off Oregon Coast?

OPB | April 30, 2015 3:13 p.m. | Portland

An underwater volcano, 300 miles off the coast of Cannon Beach, appears to be erupting.

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Scientists Track Longest Mammal Migration Ever Recorded

OPB | April 15, 2015 4:45 p.m. | Portland

A western gray whale has completed a nearly 14,000-mile journey from Sakhalin Island, Russia to Baja California, Mexico.

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Jellyfish-Like Creatures Pile Up On Oregon Coast

AP | April 13, 2015 7:24 a.m.

Thousands of jellyfish-like creatures have been piling up on Rockaway Beach in what appears to be a massive die-off.

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Dead Baby Humpback Whale Washes Up Near Westport, Wash.

AP | April 13, 2015 7:22 a.m.

The whale was found about a mile north of West Haven State Park on Saturday.

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Suspected Tsunami Debris Boat Towed To Oregon Port

AP | April 10, 2015 10:39 a.m.

A 30-foot section of a fiberglass boat believed to be debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami has been towed to an Oregon port and is headed for the dump once scientists make sure it poses no threat of spreading invasive species.

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Boat Chunk Off Oregon Coast Thought To Be Tsunami Debris

AP | April 10, 2015 7:23 a.m.

An Oregon parks official says a roughly 25-foot-long chunk of fiberglass boat spotted drifting off the central Oregon coast is believed to be more debris from the deadly 2011 Japanese tsunami.

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Japanese Reactor Radiation Detected Off B.C. Coast

AP | April 8, 2015 7:45 a.m.

Radiation from the leaking Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor has been detected on the shores of Vancouver Island, four years after a deadly earthquake and tsunami in Japan killed 16,000 people.