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More gray whales wash up dead on west coast beaches during northern migration

Tom Banse  Oregon Public Broadcasting Published 11:47 AM EDT Apr 26, 2019 An unusually large number of gray whales are washing up dead on their northbound migration past the Oregon and Washington coasts this year. The peak stranding time for gray whales in the Pacific Northwest is normally April, May and June. But the federal agency NOAA […]

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Traces Of Opioids Found In Seattle-Area Mussels

May 25, 201811:46 PM ET VANESSA ROMO Twitter A recent study shows mussels in Puget Sound have tested positive for trace amounts of the opioid oxycodone. David Silverman/Getty Images Bay mussels in Washington’s Puget Sound have tested positive for trace amounts of oxycodone, providing more evidence that the opioid prescription medication is truly ubiquitous. Researchers at […]

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New SW Washington Tsunami Maps Show ‘Shocking’ Flooding

by Tom Banse Follow Northwest News Network March 29, 2018 7:45 a.m. | Updated: March 29, 2018 9:49 a.m. UPDATE (9:49 a.m. PT) —  The worst-case scenario for flooding from a tsunami along the Pacific Northwest coast just got even worse. Washington’s Department of Natural Resources with help from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration re-mapped the maximum tsunami threat from […]