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Top Environmental Stories of 2017

December 27, 2017

How Much Plastic Do You Want in Your Oysters and Clams?

Scientists predict that plastic in the ocean will eventually outweigh fish in the ocean. But how many of those plastics are ending up in our seafood? And where are they coming from?

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Seattle Is Crawling With Carnivores

Surprise! Some of these mid-sized meat-eaters actually do better in urban areas than they do in the “wild.”

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Washington Residents Are Warned Their Recyclables Will End up in Landfills

China has decided the U.S. is letting food and garbage contaminate too much of its recyclables.

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Salmon Are Losing Their Ability to Sense Nearby Predators

Scientists have found fishes’ senses of smell stymied by ocean acidification in other parts of the world. This is the first time they’ve found it in salmon.

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West Coast Transient Orcas Are Booming While Resident Orcas in Salish Sea Struggle

New research shows some of the orca populations that visit the Salish Sea are booming while the orcas who spend most of their time there are suffering. It comes down to what the different orcas eat.

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