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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.

Climate change | Nation | Politics | Science | Environment | NW Life | Energy | Election | News | local | Pacific Ocean | Election 2016

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.

Climate change | Environment | Pacific Ocean

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.

Science | Pacific Ocean | Environment | Flora and Fauna

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.

Climate change | Food | Animals | Science | Environment | News | local | Pacific Ocean

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.

Water | Flora and Fauna | Science | Environment | Technology | News | local | Pacific Ocean

Lab In A Can To Help Identify Toxic Algae Off Washington Coast

AP | May 31, 2016 6:33 a.m. | Seattle

After a massive toxic algae bloom closed lucrative shellfish fisheries off the West Coast last year, scientists are turning to a new tool that could provide an early warning of future problems.

Fish & Wildlife | Food | Sustainability | Water | Air | Agriculture | Science | Environment | Pacific Ocean

UW Fisheries Professor Targeted By Greenpeace Over Industry Funding

OPB/EarthFix | May 12, 2016 6 p.m. | Portland

University of Washington fisheries professor Ray Hilborn is facing accusations from the environmental group Greenpeace about conflicts of interest and failures to disclose industry funding in some of his research.

Health | News | local | Pacific Ocean

Traces Of Pain Medications Found In Oregon's Oysters

OPB | May 2, 2016 3:46 p.m. | Portland

A new study led by Portland State University finds that oysters in Coos and Netarts bays contain a cocktail of potentially harmful chemicals. 

Environment | Pacific Ocean

West Coast Scientists Urge Rapid Action Against Ocean Acidification

KUOW | April 5, 2016 2:30 p.m.

A panel of ocean scientists from Washington, Oregon and California said Monday that local action on the West Coast — one of the regions of the world hardest hit by ocean acidification — could soften the blow of this rapidly worsening global problem.