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Science May 10Where does America’s e-waste end up? GPS tracker tells all
Despite pledges to responsibly recycle old TVs and other unwanted electronics with toxic materials inside, an investigation tracks e-waste from the U.S. to unregulated scrapyards in Hong Kong.
Science Aug 04Demand for super-sized clams keeps poachers and cops busy
Big money and human health are at stake when it comes to Puget Sound's most lucrative clams and the people charged with protecting them.
Science Nov 17Scientists solve mystery of West Coast starfish plague
SEATTLE — After months of research, scientists have identified the pathogen at the heart of the starfish wasting disease that’s been killing starfish by the millions along the Pacific shores of North America, according to research published Monday.
Science Oct 26Can Alaska’s waters be a respite for sick sea stars?
A deadly disease has been wiping out West Coast starfish for more than a year. One place that has held off the disease the longest is Alaska. Researchers recently traveled there to search for new clues.
Science Jun 17Scientists zero in on what’s causing starfish die-offs
Starfish are dying by the millions up and down the West Coast, leading scientists to warn of the possibility of localized extinction of some species. As the disease spreads, researchers may be zeroing in on a link between warming waters…