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ODFW Seeks Permit To Remove Fish-Eating Sea Lions At Willamette Falls

Statesman Journal | June 19, 2017 10 a.m.

State wildlife officials are seeking permits that would allow them to remove and take lethal action against California sea lions at Willamette Falls.

News | Environment | local | Fish & Wildlife

Sword Fern Deaths In Washington's Seward Park Mystify Experts

AP | June 18, 2017 8:49 a.m. | Seattle

Officials tracking the forest dwelling sword ferns in the 300-acre (121-hectare) Seward Park in Seattle say the ferns have been dying at an accelerating rate in the last few years.

Science | Environment | Pacific Ocean | Fish & Wildlife

Massive Bloom Of Pickle-Shaped Sea Creatures Fills The Pacific

OPB/EarthFix | June 16, 2017 2:10 p.m.

Millions of tubular sea creatures called pyrosomes have taken over the Pacific ocean in an unprecedented bloom that has scientists baffled.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife

Seabirds Disappear In The Midst Of Plans To Shoot Them

OPB/EarthFix | June 15, 2017 4:45 p.m.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has stopped shooting double-crested cormorants after the huge colony of seabirds vacated their nesting grounds at the mouth of the Columbia River.

News | Environment | local | Fish & Wildlife

Woman Crisscrosses West To Fulfill Acquaintance's Last Wish

AP | June 11, 2017 12:45 p.m. | Seattle

When Rita Poe approached Nancy Zingheim with an unusual request, Zingheim had little idea what she was getting into. Two years later, Zingheim has a clearer picture of Poe and the wildlands she loved. 

News | Environment | local | Health | Fish & Wildlife

Oregon Heading Into A 'Perfect Storm' Of Mosquitoes

Statesman Journal | June 11, 2017 9 a.m.

A “perfect storm” of wet conditions and hot summer temperatures could mean a big year for mosquitoes in Oregon, officials said.

Environment | Pacific Ocean | Fish & Wildlife

West Coast Senators Add Voices To Request For Salmon Disaster Declaration

OPB/EarthFix | June 9, 2017 2:40 p.m. | Portland

Four West Coast senators are calling on the Trump administration to declare a salmon fishery emergency and provide aid to economically struggling coastal communities.

Communities | Water | Fish & Wildlife | Environment

Oregon Legislature Limits Controversial Mining Practice

OPB/EarthFix | May 31, 2017 5:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The suction dredge mining bill now goes to the governor for signature.

Climate change | Fish & Wildlife | Environment

Salmon Are Losing Their Ability To Sense, Fear Nearby Predators

KUOW | May 30, 2017 4:40 p.m. | Seattle

Salmon are starting to lose their sense of smell and their fear of predators, according to research from federal and university scientists in Seattle.


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