Environment

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Biologists Enlist Help From Beavers To Restore Stream

In Washington, Oregon, Utah and other parts of the West, beavers increasingly are being used as an effective, low-cost tool to help restore rivers

CBS Seattle–10/07/2014

A school of manini fish pass over a coral reef at Hanauma Bay in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Scientists See Severe Coral Bleaching Near Hawaii

Marine biologists are seeing higher-than-normal ocean temperatures that are causing near-shore bleaching across the islands.

10/06/2014

The animals are unable to find enough sea ice, where they usually rest in the Arctic Ocean. (Photo by MALTE CHRISTIANS/AFP/Getty Images)

35,000 Walrus Come Ashore In Northwest Alaska

The animals are unable to find enough sea ice, where they usually rest in the Arctic Ocean.

09/30/2014

File photo of an oil train (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)

Groups Appeal Decision On Oil-Train Facility

Several environmental groups are appealing a decision by Skagit County officials that they say will allow a proposal for an oil-train facility at an Anacortes refinery to move forward without a serious review of the risks.

CBS Seattle–09/12/2014

New study confirms the blanket of snow on arctic ice has gotten thinner over the last several decades. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study: Thinning Arctic Snow Could Alter North Pole Ecosystem

Animals and plants that depend on snow cover may be affected.

08/14/2014

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

Marine biologists say a deadly wasting disease has infected starfish from Mexico to Alaska. (Getty Images)

Mystery Starfish Killer Lurks Along Entire West Coast

Marine biologists say a deadly wasting disease has been recorded from Mexico to Alaska.

06/09/2014

Indian researcher is working on the next generation of condoms which will be thinner and biodegradable. (Getty Images)

Bill Gates Gives $100G To Dozens Of Scientists To Develop Next-Generation Condom

Indian scientist is working on extremely thin and biodegradable condoms.

06/04/2014

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Offshore Wind Energy Farm Gets Funding

One of three floating wind farm projects wins up to $47 million each from the U.S. Department of Energy

CBS Seattle–05/07/2014

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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