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Biologists Try To Figure Out Large Fall Chinook Runs

A chinook salmon photographed in the Snake River in 2013. That year's run set records. Biologist aren't sure exactly why fall chinook runs have been so high in recent years.

by Courtney Flatt

This year’s fall chinook migration is expected to be one of the largest in recent years. Researchers aren’t sure exactly why fall chinook have made such a big comeback.


Dying Starfish Could Get Help From Congress

Sept. 18, 2014 | by Katie Campbell

Shellfish Tell Puget Sound’s Polluted Tale

Sept. 18, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Are Fido’s Meds Polluting The Water?

Sept. 17, 2014 | by Olivia Poblacion

Algae Bloom Tested In Portland’s Willamette River

Sept. 17, 2014 | by Kristian Foden-Vencil

Study Links Flame Retardants In The Columbia To Household Laundry

Sept. 17, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Seattle Area Leaders Announce Plans To Merge Duwamish River Clean Up Efforts

Sept. 8, 2014 | by Kim Malcolm

The Last Dam on Whychus Creek Slated for Removal

Sept. 5, 2014 | by Alexi Horowitz

Oregon Forestry Board Moves To Protect Cool Water

Sept. 4, 2014 | by AP

Rafting The Dam-Free Elwha

Aug. 26, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Biologists Discover Landlocked Chinook Salmon In Oregon

Aug. 22, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

A Visit To The Largest Elwha River Dam In Its Final Moments

Aug. 22, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Tribes Rally To Demand Water For Klamath Salmon

Aug. 20, 2014 | by AP

North Idaho Set To Begin Negotiations Over Water Rights

Aug. 20, 2014 | by Jessica Robinson

Agency Reconsidering Water For Klamath Salmon

Aug. 15, 2014 | by AP

Cantwell: Shellfish Growers Are The Canary In The Coal Mine

Aug. 15, 2014 | by John Ryan

Final Agreement Filed In Salmon-Pesticides Case

Aug. 14, 2014 | by AP

How Ocean Chemistry Threatens The NW Oyster Industry

Aug. 11, 2014 | by Kathryn Batstone-Boyd, Ben Stone, Karina Ordell

Irrigation Cut Off At Some Klamath Project Farms

Aug. 5, 2014 | by AP

Pollution From Columbia River Dams Must Be Disclosed

Aug. 4, 2014 | by AP

Tribes Hold Vigils For Columbia River Salmon

Aug. 4, 2014 | by AP

3 West Coast Governors Oppose Offshore Drilling

Aug. 1, 2014 | by AP

Drought Takes A Toll On Salmon

July 30, 2014 | by Herald and News

Gov. Inslee’s Wastewater Plant Tour Highlights Sea Rise Woes

July 29, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

No Fukushima Radiation Detected So Far At Oregon Coast

July 29, 2014 | by Tracy Loew

New Bill Pushes For $50 Million To Restore Columbia River

July 28, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Drought Starting To Kill Salmon In Klamath Basin

July 25, 2014 | by AP

EPA To Protect Salmon Fishery By Blocking Massive Alaska Mine

July 18, 2014 | by AP

Oregon Nickel Mine Proposal Runs Into Stiff Opposition

July 16, 2014 | by Liam Moriarty

Park Closed After 200 Get Sick After Swimming At Kitsap County Lake

July 16, 2014 | by AP

Scientists Say Stop Worrying About Fukushima Radioactivity In Fish


by Ashley Ahearn

Hundreds of millions of gallons of radioactive water were released from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station after the earthquake and tsunami of 2011 hit Japan. That’s made many people nervous about eating fish caught on this side of the Pacific Ocean.


Report: Bellingham Bay A Hostile Place For Small Marine Creatures

by Katie Campbell

A wide array of tiny marine critters are struggling to survive in Bellingham Bay, according to a recently released report from the Washington Department of Ecology.


Can Mushrooms Help Fight Stormwater Pollution?

by Sarah Strunin

Researchers are studying whether mycofiltration can effectively clean up polluted runoff.



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