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Orca ‘Lolita’ At Miami Facility To Get Endangered Protection

A captive killer whale that has been performing for decades at the Miami Seaquarium deserves the same protection as a small population of endangered orcas that spend time in Washington state waters, the federal government announced Wednesday.

CBS Seattle–02/04/2015

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Ecology Wants Feedback On Clean-Fuels Rule

The state Department of Ecology is seeking feedback on a controversial rule aimed at reducing the carbon pollution of transportation fuels over time.

CBS Seattle–02/04/2015

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Navy Wants To Increase Use Of Sonar-Emitting Buoys

The U.S. Navy is seeking permits to expand sonar and other training exercises off the Pacific Coast, a proposal raising concerns from animal advocates who say that more sonar-emitting buoys would harm whales and other creatures that live in the water.

01/26/2015

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Mysterious Goo Blamed In San Francisco Bay Bird Deaths

About 100 birds in the San Francisco Bay Area have been discovered with their feathers coated with a mysterious substance that looks and feels like rubber cement.

01/20/2015

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Sea Turtle Found In Long Beach Improving

Authorities say a sea turtle found hypothermic and emaciated last month on a southwest Washington beach is improving at a Newport, Oregon, aquarium.

CBS Seattle–01/07/2015

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Baby Orca Born In Puget Sound

The Center for Whale Research says a baby orca has been born to the endangered population of killer whales that frequent Puget Sound.

CBS Seattle–12/31/2014

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Washington Gets Federal Help With Avian Flu Testing

Federal and state officials are testing wild birds in Washington state to see how far a type of avian influenza has spread.

CBS Seattle–12/29/2014

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Gov. Inslee Announcing Environmental Priorities

Gov. Jay Inslee is announcing his proposals Wednesday for reducing carbon pollution and creating clean energy jobs in Washington.

CBS Seattle–12/17/2014

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Fetus Death Killed Orca Off Vancouver Island

Fisheries and Oceans Canada said Tuesday the 19-year-old female known as J32 was pregnant with a nearly full-term female calf that died. A resulting bacterial infection was fatal to the mother.

CBS Seattle–12/16/2014

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Snow Levels Far Below Normal In Cascades

The recent mild weather systems that blew through Washington have left little snow in the Cascades.

CBS Seattle–12/16/2014

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Photos Of Forum 2011!

The 6th Annual AM1090 Forum came and went! Check out the 2011 photos with Stephanie Miller, Mike Papantonio, Norman Goldman, Randi Rhodes, Mike Malloy, Ron Reagan and Congressman Dennis Kucinich. Video and Audio of the event […]

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