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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.

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Oregon Offshore Wind Project Stalls

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 9, 2016 1:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The company behind the project has asked federal regulators to stop processing its lease application.

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Northwest Humpback Whales Continue To Struggle Despite Positive Outlook Worldwide

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 6, 2016 8:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A new federal review finds Northwest humpbacks are still showing signs of trouble.

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Seaside Approves Bond Measure To Get 4 Schools Out Of Tsunami Zone

OPB | Sept. 2, 2016 10:52 a.m. | Portland

The Seaside School Board unanimously approved a bond measure Thursday to build a new campus outside the tsunami zone.

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OSU Sticks With Plans To Build New Research Center In Tsunami Zone

OPB | Aug. 5, 2016 10:30 a.m. | Portland

Oregon State University is doubling down on efforts to build a new marine studies center in the tsunami zone.

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Jay Inslee Featured In Dramatic Climate Change Film Shown At DNC

OPB | July 27, 2016 1:08 p.m. | Philadelphia

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who has made the environment a cornerstone of his political career, is featured in a video produced by filmmaker James Cameron for the Democratic National Convention.

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Starving Seabirds Are Washing Up Dead On Washington, BC Beaches

KUOW | July 19, 2016 12:01 p.m. | Seattle

Seabirds have been washing up dead on beaches in Washington and British Columbia this summer, and scientists can't say why.

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Searching For The Mysterious Sixgill Sharks of Puget Sound

KCTS9/EarthFix | June 20, 2016 9:45 p.m. | Hoodsport, Washington

Recent sixgill sightings are giving hope to divers and researchers that the sharks may be returning to Puget Sound.

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Weyerhaeuser Donates Land To Move Seaside Schools From Tsunami Zone

OPB | June 17, 2016 1:16 p.m. | Portland

Seaside is a step closer to getting its schools out of the tsunami zone. The timber company Weyerhaeuser announced Friday it's donating 80 acres of land to relocate the schools.

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Native Olympia Oysters Have Built-In Resistance To Ocean Acidification

OPB | June 12, 2016 2:45 p.m. | Portland

Native Olympia oysters have a built-in resistance to ocean acidification, according to a newly published study in the Journal of Limnology and Oceanography.