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KEPR Pasco
Columbia River to reopen to sturgeon fishing September 1WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE NEWS RELEASE – Effective Sept. 1, st
Columbia River to reopen to sturgeon fishing September 1
KEPR Pasco / Posted 2 days ago
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE NEWS RELEASE – Effective Sept. 1, state fishery managers in Washington and Oregon are rescinding a moratorium on sturgeon fishing in the Columbia River Basin. Water temperatures have now returned to normal,... Read more
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The Columbian
Crab fishing resumes on north coast of WashingtonOLYMPIA (AP) — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has reopened the
Crab fishing resumes on north coast of Washington
The Columbian / Posted 2 days ago
OLYMPIA (AP) — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has reopened the north coast of Washington to crab fishing. Both commercial and recreational crab fishing had been closed from Point Chehalis to the Queets River because marine toxins... Read more
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KXLY-TV Spokane
Crab fishing resumes on north coast of WashingtonThe Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has reopened the north coast of
Crab fishing resumes on north coast of Washington
KXLY-TV Spokane / Posted 2 days ago
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has reopened the north coast of Washington to crab fishing. Both commercial and recreational crab fishing had been closed from Point Chehalis to the Queets River because marine toxins posed a threat to... Read more
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The Columbian
Chinook retention at Buoy 10 closed starting SaturdayRetention of hatchery-origin chinook in the popular Buoy 10 salmon season at th
Chinook retention at Buoy 10 closed starting Saturday
The Columbian / Posted 6 days ago
Retention of hatchery-origin chinook in the popular Buoy 10 salmon season at the mouth of the Columbia River is closed beginning Saturday, the result of an exceptional month of angling in the estuary. The decision by Washington and Oregon fishery... Read more
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The Columbian
New rules await goose huntersThere will be no dusky Canada goose season in Southwest Washington this year an
New rules await goose hunters
The Columbian / Posted 7 days ago
There will be no dusky Canada goose season in Southwest Washington this year and check stations for goose hunters are being eliminated. State Fish and Wildlife Commission members have adopted the 2015-2016 waterfowl hunting regulations. An overhaul... Read more
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Methow Valley News
The return of high anxietyFlames, smoke, power outages and uncertainty recall the summer of 2014 In a co
The return of high anxiety
Methow Valley News / Posted 7 days ago
Flames, smoke, power outages and uncertainty recall the summer of 2014 In a community primed for anxiety, the thick blanket of smoke that settled over the valley early this week may have been a blessing of sorts. It hid smoke plumes from two days of... Read more
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KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma
Two drone pilots ticketed for 'Orca Protection Violations'Two men, including one from Mercer Island, have been issued tickets by the Wash
Two drone pilots ticketed for 'Orca Protection Violations'
KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma / Posted 7 days ago
Two men, including one from Mercer Island, have been issued tickets by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for violating a protected species by allegedly flying their drones too close to orca whales. According to Fish and Wildlife... Read more
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PhysOrg
Power lines restrict sage grouse movement in WashingtonA male sage grouse displaying during mating season. Credit: Michael Schroeder/D
Power lines restrict sage grouse movement in Washington
PhysOrg / Posted 9 days ago
A male sage grouse displaying during mating season. Credit: Michael Schroeder/Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Transmission lines that funnel power from hydroelectric dams and wind turbines across Eastern Washington affect greater sage grouse habitat by... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Another deer shot by poacher in Bellingham city limitsBELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Another deer has died after being shot by a poacher within
Another deer shot by poacher in Bellingham city limits
KOMO Seattle / Posted 9 days ago
BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Another deer has died after being shot by a poacher within the Bellingham city limits. The Bellingham Herald reports a deer had to be euthanized after it was found with a crossbow bolt in its neck on Sunday. Police found the... Read more
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Methow Valley News
Okanogan County fires surpass last year’s blaze in acreage, setting new recordPhoto by Marcy StamperThe Methow Valley Community Center held a capacity crowd
Okanogan County fires surpass last year’s blaze in acreage, setting new record
Methow Valley News / Posted 10 days ago
Photo by Marcy StamperThe Methow Valley Community Center held a capacity crowd Saturday night (Aug. 22, 2015) when authorities met to share fire information with local residents. Saturday weather helps, but fires still active on northwest flank of... Read more
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The Columbian
Water temperatures ease, but drought persistsIn early July, a record streak of hot weather pushed Washington's already formi
Water temperatures ease, but drought persists
The Columbian / Posted 13 days ago
In early July, a record streak of hot weather pushed Washington's already formidable drought to new depths. The impact was acutely felt in the state's rivers and streams. Water temperatures climbed into dangerous or even lethal territory for fish.... Read more
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The Columbian
Upper North Lewis coho reintroduction scaled back a bitARIEL, Wash. — The transport of adult coho salmon to the North Fork of the Lewi
Upper North Lewis coho reintroduction scaled back a bit
The Columbian / Posted 13 days ago
ARIEL, Wash. — The transport of adult coho salmon to the North Fork of the Lewis River upstream of Swift Dam will be reduced about 20 percent this fall. The Lewis River Aquatic Coordination Committee agreed last week to cut the trucking of coho from... Read more
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The Columbian
Wapiki Lake, Lemei Rock trail a climb, but worth the effortTROUT LAKE — When hikers reach Wapiki Lake, often the first action is to open t
Wapiki Lake, Lemei Rock trail a climb, but worth the effort
The Columbian / Posted 13 days ago
TROUT LAKE — When hikers reach Wapiki Lake, often the first action is to open their pack and get out a jacket — even in summer. It can be 80 degrees, yet the swirling breeze — a regular occurrence at the 10-acre lake in Indian Heaven Wilderness —... Read more
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The Columbian
Ocean anglers continue to do well off Columbia River mouthILWACO — Anglers continue to average about 1.5 salmon per rod in the ocean off
Ocean anglers continue to do well off Columbia River mouth
The Columbian / Posted 14 days ago
ILWACO — Anglers continue to average about 1.5 salmon per rod in the ocean off southern Washington and northern Oregon. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reported today that for the Columbia River ports last week there were 6,020 angler... Read more
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The Columbian
Coho catches still strong off southern Washington, northern Oregon coastsILWACO, Wash. — State officials reported today that salmon angling off the sout
Coho catches still strong off southern Washington, northern Oregon coasts
The Columbian / Posted 20 days ago
ILWACO, Wash. — State officials reported today that salmon angling off the southern Washington and northern Oregon coasts remains good, with a catch average of 1.4 fish per rod. For the week ending Sunday, the Washington Department of Fish and... Read more
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The Columbian
State proposes no limits on lower Columbia bass, walleye catchWashington fishery officials are proposing size and bag limits for walleye and
State proposes no limits on lower Columbia bass, walleye catch
The Columbian / Posted 20 days ago
Washington fishery officials are proposing size and bag limits for walleye and bass in the Columbia River and tributaries contiguous with Oregon be eliminated beginning in July of 2016. A public meeting to take comments on the proposal, plus rule... Read more
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The Columbian
State to limit Kalama River chinook passageOn a sunny late summer day, anglers just want the chance to catch fall chinook
State to limit Kalama River chinook passage
The Columbian / Posted 20 days ago
On a sunny late summer day, anglers just want the chance to catch fall chinook and steelhead on the Kalama River. But a boatload of bureaucracy that governs fishing on the river is standing in the way. Those competing forces have risen to the... Read more
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The Columbian
States adopt lower Columbia seine salmon fisheriesWashington and Oregon officials on Tuesday adopted commercial salmon fishing se
States adopt lower Columbia seine salmon fisheries
The Columbian / Posted 22 days ago
Washington and Oregon officials on Tuesday adopted commercial salmon fishing seasons in late August and September for six beach seiners and four purse seiners in selected portions of the lower Columbia River. This will be the second year of... Read more
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KEPR Pasco
Emergency funds coming to KID to help with water shortagesWASHINGTON DEPT. OF ECOLOGY NEWS RELEASE -- Emergency funding is going to suppo
Emergency funds coming to KID to help with water shortages
KEPR Pasco / Posted 23 days ago
WASHINGTON DEPT. OF ECOLOGY NEWS RELEASE -- Emergency funding is going to support three drought-relief projects in Eastern, Central and Western Washington. The money will help pay for a new well in Stevens County, water conservation in Benton County,... Read more
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WOWK-TV West Virginia
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to AlaskaSEATTLE (AP) - A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more w
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska
WOWK-TV West Virginia / Posted 25 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) - A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. This coastal... Read more
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The Columbian
As wolves rebound, range riders keep watch over livestockTEANAWAY VALLEY — Bill Johnson's border collie, Nip, was just doing her job whe
As wolves rebound, range riders keep watch over livestock
The Columbian / Posted 25 days ago
TEANAWAY VALLEY — Bill Johnson's border collie, Nip, was just doing her job when the black cow wheeled and lunged at the dog. Before wolves returned to this valley, that kind of behavior was rare, said Johnson, who — with Nip's assistance — was... Read more
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KATU Portland
Hot temperatures kill 5,400 trout in state hatcheryBELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Washington State's record high temperatures and low water
Hot temperatures kill 5,400 trout in state hatchery
KATU Portland / Posted 26 days ago
BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Washington State's record high temperatures and low water levels are causing yet another massive fish die off -- this time at a state fish hatchery near Bellingham. Fish hatcheries help counter the human impact on natural fish... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Hot temperatures kill 5,400 trout in state hatcheryBELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Washington State's record high temperatures and low water
Hot temperatures kill 5,400 trout in state hatchery
KOMO Seattle / Posted 26 days ago
BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Washington State's record high temperatures and low water levels are causing yet another massive fish die off -- this time at a state fish hatchery near Bellingham. Fish hatcheries help counter the human impact on natural fish... Read more
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PhysOrg
As wolves rebound in Washington state, range riders keep watch over livestockBill Johnson's border collie, Nip, was just doing her job when the black cow wh
As wolves rebound in Washington state, range riders keep watch over livestock
PhysOrg / Posted 26 days ago
Bill Johnson's border collie, Nip, was just doing her job when the black cow wheeled and lunged at the dog. Before wolves returned to this valley, that kind of behavior was rare, said Johnson, who - with Nip's assistance - was driving a group of... Read more
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iol.co.za
Toxic algae blooming in warm waterAFPFile photo: This coastal ribbon of microscopic algae, up to 40 miles wide an
Toxic algae blooming in warm water
iol.co.za / Posted 28 days ago
AFPFile photo: This coastal ribbon of microscopic algae, up to 40 miles wide and 650 feet deep in places, is flourishing amid unusually warm Pacific Ocean temperatures. Seattle - A vast bloom of toxic algae off the US West Coast is denser, more... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Officials hunting for deer poacher in city of BellinghamBELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Wildlife officials are trying to track down the person who
Officials hunting for deer poacher in city of Bellingham
KOMO Seattle / Posted 28 days ago
BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Wildlife officials are trying to track down the person who illegally shot and killed a deer in the city of Bellingham early Saturday morning. Residents who live near Barkley Boulevard and Chandler Parkway found the two-point... Read more
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The Columbian
Coho fuel good catches off southern Washington coastILWACO, Wash. — Near-limit salmon angling, particularly for coho, continues off
Coho fuel good catches off southern Washington coast
The Columbian / Posted 28 days ago
ILWACO, Wash. — Near-limit salmon angling, particularly for coho, continues off the southern Washington and northern Oregon coasts. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife today reported a catch average of 1.66 salmon per rod for the week... Read more
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The Monroe Evening News
It's not just Lake Erie: Toxic algae blooming on West CoastSEATTLE (AP) — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more w
It's not just Lake Erie: Toxic algae blooming on West Coast
The Monroe Evening News / Posted 28 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. This coastal... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Toxic algae blooms in a warmer Pacific, endangering marine life and forcing seafood bansA vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and d
Toxic algae blooms in a warmer Pacific, endangering marine life and forcing seafood bans
The Globe and Mail / Posted 28 days ago
A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. This coastal ribbon of... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to AlaskaSEATTLE — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widesp
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska
Juneau Empire / Posted 28 days ago
SEATTLE — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. This coastal... Read more
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The Columbian
Huge toxic algae bloom flourishes in PacificSEATTLE — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widesp
Huge toxic algae bloom flourishes in Pacific
The Columbian / Posted 28 days ago
SEATTLE — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. This coastal... Read more
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Daily Mail
Thick toxic algae shutting down fisheries from California to AlaskaThick layer of toxic algae that can cause memory loss stretches from Alaska to
Thick toxic algae shutting down fisheries from California to Alaska
Daily Mail / Posted 28 days ago
Thick layer of toxic algae that can cause memory loss stretches from Alaska to California and is shutting down fisheries The algae leads to high levels of a neurotoxin that gets into the food chain In extreme cases it causes poisoning leading to... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to AlaskaSEATTLE (AP) — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more w
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska
OregonLive.com / Posted 29 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. This coastal... Read more
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Lake Placid News
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to AlaskaSEATTLE (AP) — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more w
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska
Lake Placid News / Posted 29 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. This coastal... Read more
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Lisbon Morning Journal
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to AlaskaSEATTLE (AP) — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more w
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska
Lisbon Morning Journal / Posted 29 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. This coastal... Read more
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The Marietta Times
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to AlaskaSEATTLE (AP) — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more w
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska
The Marietta Times / Posted 29 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. This coastal... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to AlaskaSEATTLE (AP) — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more w
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 29 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. This coastal... Read more
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The Times Leader
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to AlaskaSEATTLE (AP) — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more w
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska
The Times Leader / Posted 29 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. This coastal... Read more
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The Lewistown Sentinel
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to AlaskaSEATTLE (AP) — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more w
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska
The Lewistown Sentinel / Posted 29 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. This coastal... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to AlaskaSEATTLE (AP) - A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more w
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 29 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) - A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. This coastal... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to AlaskaSEATTLE (AP) - A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more w
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 29 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) - A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. This coastal... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to AlaskaSEATTLE (AP) - A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more w
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 29 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) - A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. This coastal... Read more
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WIS News 10 Columbia
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to AlaskaSEATTLE (AP) - A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more w
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska
WIS News 10 Columbia / Posted 29 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) - A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. This coastal... Read more
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ABC Montana
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to AlaskaSEATTLE (AP) - A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more w
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska
ABC Montana / Posted 29 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) - A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. This coastal... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to AlaskaSEATTLE (AP) - A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more w
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 29 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) - A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. This coastal... Read more
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ABC 13 Lynchburg
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to AlaskaSEATTLE (AP) - A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more w
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska
ABC 13 Lynchburg / Posted 29 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) - A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. This coastal... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to AlaskaSEATTLE (AP) - A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more w
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 29 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) - A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. This coastal... Read more
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WALB Albany
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to AlaskaSEATTLE (AP) - A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more w
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska
WALB Albany / Posted 29 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) - A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. This coastal... Read more
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Quincy Herald-Whig
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to AlaskaSEATTLE (AP) - A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more w
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 29 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) - A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. This coastal... Read more
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Daily Herald
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to AlaskaSEATTLE -- A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more wides
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska
Daily Herald / Posted 29 days ago
SEATTLE -- A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. This coastal... Read more
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