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News

Everything We Know About Richard Russell, the Man Who Stole and Crashed a Plane

The 29-year-old rambled about "sweet nothings" and doing "barrel rolls" to air traffic control before crashing the plane into an island in Washington.
Drew Schwartz
8.13.18
Drugs

Opioids Are Showing Up in Mussels in the Pacific Northwest

They won't get you high, but they do show just how much oxycodone is being consumed in the area.
Jelisa Castrodale
5.29.18
Dig Deep

The Geoduck Diver

Hozoji Matheson-Margullis is widely recognized for her pummeling drum chops. But at 37, the emerging marine biologist is making waves at the forefront of Native American STEM in an age of climate change and Trump.
Brian Anderson
4.14.18
oceans

Our Oceans Are Dying and Kelp Forests Might Be Their Only Hope

As humans burn fossil fuels and mow down forests with abandon, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere skyrockets—and it ends up in the ocean. Now, scientists are turning to kelp to suck up that CO2.
Lauren Rothman
10.5.16
ANIMALS

Why a Single Crab Has West Coast Researchers Worried

An invasive European green crab was found in Washington State's inland waters for the first time.
Kate Lunau
9.7.16
fish

Why Your Salmon Fillet Could Be Full of Cocaine

Traces of over 80 drugs, including Advil, Prozac, and cocaine have been found in the tissue of salmon from the Puget Sound inlet near Seattle.
Phoebe Hurst
3.18.16
seattle

Two Undersea Robots are Saving Marine Life From Lost and Abandoned Fishing Nets

Now if only they could get rid of all the ocean's plastic next.
Clinton Nguyen
9.15.15