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WA - Climate change could make WA streams too hot for fish, report shows

A new report prepared for the state Department of Ecology suggests climate change will continue to alter Washington’s rivers, potentially making some watersheds uninhabitable for salmon and steelhead by the end of the century.

Pacific Northwest
Science

OR - What is This is Annoying Domoic Acid Stuff? And Why It's Affecting the Oregon and Washington Coast

(Manzanita, Oregon) – Whether you realize it or not, an organic substance called domoic acid is all over the news these days, doing millions of dollars of damage to the fishing industries of the Oregon coast and Washington coast, and keeping you from some of your favorite activities on the beaches and from some seafood faves.

Pacific Northwest
Energy

USA - Leases for floating wind farms on sale Northwest

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Today marks the first-ever U.S. auction of leases to develop commercial-scale floating wind farms, in the deep waters off the West Coast.

Pacific Northwest
Advocacy

WA - Course correction needed for rapidly changing beaches

Lead should be "After an extensive review of County and State permits, Friends’ research found that more than 90% of new shoreline armor installed in San Juan County between 2009 and 2019 lacked the required state and/or local permits before being constructed."

Pacific Northwest
Advocacy

OR - Northwest scientists study source of pervasive plastic pollution

Plastic doesn’t decompose but degrades into smaller pieces that will remain in the environment for thousands of years

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Property

WA - Quinault Tribe gets $25 million for Taholah relocation

Interior announces $115 million to relocation efforts or planning for tribal communities By

Pacific Northwest
Advocacy

WA - Tribal Nations Launch Collaboration to Address Climate Crisis

New program aims to support Tribal leadership on carbon pollution cleanup

Pacific Northwest
Advocacy

PNW - Unchecked pollution is contaminating the salmon that Pacific Northwest tribes eat

For decades, the U.S. government has failed to test for dangerous chemicals and metals in fish. So, we did. What we found was alarming for tribes.

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Aquaculture

WA - Washington bans fish-farming net pens, citing salmon threat

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington banned fish-farming with net pens in state waters on Friday, citing danger to struggling native salmon.

Pacific Northwest
Waterways

OR - The world’s largest dam removal will touch many lives in the Klamath River Basin

The four-dam teardown brings hope and uncertainty to residents in an area of Southern Oregon and Northern California where drought has made water a source of controversy.

Pacific Northwest
Science

WA - Tribes receive grant funding Aid to help with climate change

North Olympic Peninsula tribes are getting an injection of cash for climate resilience projects thanks to a program from the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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Fisheries

WA - Pacific Northwest tribes want a new strategy to manage marine mammals

Tribes in the Pacific Northwest say a law that protects seals and sea lions undermines their fishing rights. They want a new strategy that would better manage the marine mammals eating their salmon. From member station KNKX, Bellamy Pailthorp reports.

Pacific Northwest
Waterways

OR - Reducing collisions between ships and whales? There are apps for that, but they need work

Fortunately, it doesn’t happen very often in the Pacific Northwest that ships collide with whales. But when it does, it’s upsetting, tragic and the whale probably dies. Three separate teams have developed smartphone-based systems that can alert commercial mariners to watch out, slow down or change course when whales have been sighted nearby.

Pacific Northwest
Science

OR - Oregon State and partners to receive $4.2 million to study stressors facing Dungeness crab, other marine life under climate change

NEWPORT, Ore. – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded Oregon State University and its research partners $4.2 million to investigate how multiple climate change-related stressors are impacting marine ecosystems off the coast of Oregon, Washington and Northern California.

Pacific Northwest
Local

OR - Rising Sea Levels: State provides coastal communities new planning resources

Climate change is causing sea levels around the world to rise, which is impacting Oregon’s coastlines and coastal communities, according to the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (ODLC).

Pacific Northwest
Science

OR - Researchers Get Grant to Examine Environmental Changes Off Oregon, Washington, California Coasts

NOAA ( National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has awarded Oregon State University and its researchers over $4 million to look into how climate change is affecting marine ecosystems off the Oregon coast, Washington coast and the California shorelines.

Pacific Northwest
Advocacy

OR - New Oregon timber harvest rules aim to protect fish, provide long-term economic benefits

The Oregon Board of Forestry approved more than 100 changes to the Forest Practices Act at a special board meeting Wednesday.

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