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    FOREST FUNGI

    January 27th, 2015 Online Exclusive

    As fall transitions into winter, life in the forest becomes difficult for all species because temperatures drop, days shorten, food becomes scarce and rain and snowfall increase.

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    Photograph By Brianna Stoutenburgh

    A WARMER WINTER

    January 20th, 2015 News

    El Niño is predicted to be weak to moderate this year by NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This typically means a warmer and wetter winter for Washington state, said Nick Bond, a climatologist for Washington state and NOAA.

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    SWEET GRASS FARM

    January 15th, 2015 Online Exclusive

    Lopez Island is home to Sweet Grass Farm, where Scott Meyers has been raising cattle for about 15 years. When he first purchased the area, it was almost entirely a muddy swamp. 

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    A 65-foot dock from the Japanese Port of Misawa arrived on the coastline of Olympic National Park in December 2012. According to a 2013 NOAA Severe Debris Event Report, the dock carried 63 exotic species, including 10 species that had invaded environments outside Japan. (Photograph Courtesy of the Washington State Department of Ecology)

    LASTING DISASTERS

    January 13th, 2015 Online Exclusive

    Effects of the 2011 tsunami in Japan are still surfacing today. Objects in Japanese seawater during the disaster have now dispersed across the Pacific Ocean as debris.

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    Photograph By: Sarah Heidrich

    ANCHORED

    January 6th, 2015 Online Exclusive

    What’s causing eelgrass decline in the Salish Sea?

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