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New study shows plastic junk floating on the world's oceans, but it's not as much as feared. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study: Plastic Debris Widespread On Ocean Surface

New study shows plastic junk floating on the world’s oceans, but it’s not as much as feared.

06/30/2014

A whooping crane being raised in captivity before being transferred to Louisiana is seen at the US Geological Survey's Patuxent Wildlife Research Center November 19, 2013 in Laurel, Maryland. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Whooping Crane Setback: Eggs Laid In Wild Will Not Hatch

Biologists say the first pair of eggs laid in Louisiana in more than 75 years were infertile but lessons were learned that will help efforts to breed whooping cranes in the wild.

05/03/2014

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Sheriff: 3 Killed In Massive Mudslide North Of Seattle

Massive slide of mud, trees and rocks destroyed six houses in rural Washington.

CBS Seattle–03/22/2014

Aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated northern Japan. (Getty Images)

New Report Studies Spokane Quake Danger

Previously unknown earthquake faults may run deep through eastern Washington.

01/04/2014

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Ecologists Encourage Photographers to Capture King Tides This Weekend

Another winter high tide has officials at the state Department of Ecology encouraging people to take along their cameras if they’re headed to the beach.

12/30/2011

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King Tides Expected in Puget Sound This Week

These extremely high tides that happen once or twice a year may temporarily flood roads, parking lots and beaches.

12/27/2011

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