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Earthquake rattles Washington state, followed by aftershock

Associated Press Published 4:00 AM PST Jul 12, 2019 The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 4.6 magnitude earthquake has rattled the Three Lakes area of Washington state. That was followed minutes later by a 3.5 magnitude aftershock near the city of Monroe, some 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Seattle. The initial temblor was recorded […]

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Tropical Pink ‘Sea Pickles’ Are Invading the Waters of the Pacific Northwest

By Kimberly Hickok, Staff Writer | July 20, 2018 04:01pm ET A surprising newcomer is taking over the waters that lie off the Pacific Northwest coast. Gelatinous pink sea pickles first invaded the area in 2014, and now researchers report that these tubular tunicates appear to have fully colonized their new habitat and show no signs of leaving. […]

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Traces Of Opioids Found In Seattle-Area Mussels

May 25, 201811:46 PM ET VANESSA ROMO Twitter A recent study shows mussels in Puget Sound have tested positive for trace amounts of the opioid oxycodone. David Silverman/Getty Images Bay mussels in Washington’s Puget Sound have tested positive for trace amounts of oxycodone, providing more evidence that the opioid prescription medication is truly ubiquitous. Researchers at […]