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EarthFix Conversation: Puget Sound Whales For Sale

A young orca captured in Penn Cove in 1970, which is believed to be Lolita, an orca that whale activists have been fighting to have set free in Puget Sound after 44 years in captivity at the Seaquarium in Miami.

by Ashley Ahearn

It wasn’t long ago that the endangered orcas of Puget Sound were being hunted and sold into captivity. A new book documents this dark period in orca history.


Wolves Kill Calf In Northeastern Oregon

July 21, 2014 | by AP

How To Listen For A Spotted Bat

July 18, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Endangered Species Listing For Wolverine Looking Doubtful

July 17, 2014 | by Tom Banse

A Likely Exception To No-Pesticide Rule: Invasive Crazy Ants Attacking Baby Birds

July 16, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Judge Sets Deadline For Decision On Rare Butterfly

July 16, 2014 | by Mateusz Perkowski

Feds Phase Out Bee-Harming Pesticides In Northwest Wildlife Refuges

July 15, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Feds To Remove Fewer Wild Horses From Western Rangelands This Year

July 15, 2014 | by Tom Banse

What’s Killing Clams? Solve This Low Tide Mystery

July 14, 2014 | by Joshua McNichols

Activists Arrested At Protest Of Eugene Biomass Plant

July 8, 2014 | by Rachael McDonald, Jes Burns, Tiffany Eckert

Euthanized Cougar In Portland Reawakens Regional Debate

July 7, 2014 | by Devan Schwartz

Cougar Killed After Capture In Portland Backyard

July 7, 2014 | by AP

Washington Expects To Euthanize Crippled Elk

June 26, 2014 | by The Columbian

Study: ‘Bee-Friendly’ Plants Could Put Pollinators At Risk

June 26, 2014 | by The Register-Guard

Oregon Studies Bee Die-Off After Tree Spraying

June 20, 2014 | by Diane Dietz

Why Are There So Few Mosquitos In Seattle?

June 19, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Underwater Video: Starfish Die-offs Hit Hood Canal

June 17, 2014 | by Katie Campbell

Scientists Close In On What’s Killing Sea Stars

June 15, 2014 | by Katie Campbell, Ashley Ahearn

The Wolf At The Door: California Wrestles With A Predator’s Return

June 15, 2014 | by Liam Moriarty

Redwood Burl Poaching Spreads To Oregon

June 15, 2014 | by Chris Lehman

Field Notes: Crawling Through A Cormorant Colony

June 13, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Corps Plans To Kill Nearly 16,000 Cormorants Nesting In Columbia River

June 12, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Video: Black Bear Captured In Northeast Portland

June 11, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Idaho Fights Proposed Threatened Listing Of Plant

June 9, 2014 | by Sean Ellis

EPA, Environmental Groups Reach Agreement To Protect Salmon From Insecticides

June 6, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Rapidly Spreading Sea Star Disease Spurs Talk Of ‘Localized Extinction’ In Oregon

June 4, 2014 | by Devan Schwartz

Wolf OR-7 Is A New Father

June 4, 2014 | by Devan Schwartz

Young-Adult Cougars Looking For A Home Of Their Own Can Cause Problems

June 4, 2014 | by Anna King

Study: Hatcheries Can Disrupt Steelhead Navigation

June 4, 2014 | by AP

Lamprey Fishing Blessing Ceremony Has Tribal Sovereignty Undertone

June 3, 2014 | by Tom Banse

Developing A Taste For Geoduck In The Northwest


by Ashley Ahearn

The Northwest shellfish industry and local chefs are trying to create a demand for geoducks at home, two months after China banned all shellfish imports from most of the West Coast.


EarthFix Conversations: The Case For Carnivore Conservation

by Amelia Templeton

Oregon State University ecologist William Ripple and a dozen top carnivore biologists make the case in a newly published article that the world’s largest predators are declining -- just as researchers begin to understand their key ecological effects. Here's our interview.


Endangered Species Act Turns 40: A Look At 3 Interesting Debates

by Amelia Templeton

It’s the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. A primer on three big ideas in conservation biology: triage, minimum viable populations and assisted migration.



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