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Global warming may make you miss these parasites when they’re gone

Warming temperatures in one part of the world seem to have driven down the parasite population, suggesting another unexpected way that climate change harms ecosystems.
From mountaintops to ocean bottoms, scientists are discovering just how pervasive plastic is

From mountaintops to ocean bottoms, scientists are discovering just how pervasive plastic is

International attention has homed in on the problem of plastic pollution, which is only growing worse as plastic doesn’t decompose but degrades into smaller pieces that will remain in the environment for thousands of years. Where is this stuff coming from?

How climate change stresses sewer systems in King County, Washington

How climate change stresses sewer systems in King County, Washington

What cities are doing to stop sewer spills and protect the Puget Sound.

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How the Swinomish are reviving a native oyster and protecting eelgrass in Puget Sound

An Indigenous-owned aquaculture company is showing how to balance ecosystems and economic growth.

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Climate change, funding challenges Puget Sound recovery

Puget Sound is not recuperating at nearly the rate state leaders hoped for when they set environmental health recovery goals about a decade ago, according to a new report by the Puget Sound Partnership

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The Salish Sea: An imperiled wonder of the Northwest

‘This report was essentially a synthesis of the science in the region, but the next step would be to develop policy and regulatory structures that would lead to more protection of this ecosystem.’
Northwest’s salmon population may be running out of time
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Northwest’s salmon population may be running out of time

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office found that some salmon species are “on the brink of extinction.” Habitat loss, climate change and other factors are to blame, it said.
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