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Dungeness crabs' shells being eaten away by acidic Pacific Ocean

As the Pacific Ocean becomes more acidic, Dungeness crabs, which live in coastal areas, are seeing their shells eaten away, according to a new study commissioned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Western North America drought conditions fuel deadly wildfires

Hot and dry, with no rain in sight - This has been the weather forecast for much of the western coast of North America for the past several weeks, worsening drought-like conditions leading to hundreds of wildfires.

Warnings of more lava and possible explosion of Hawaii volcano

Hilo - Residents near Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano faced warnings on Monday that more lava-spewing fissures could open near their homes and that the volcano’s summit may be getting ready for an explosion that could scatter ash and debris and boulders for miles.

Alberta plan to cut oil shipments will affect all of West Coast

Alberta's plan to shut off oil and gas shipments to British Columbia could have unintended consequences along the entire West Coast of North America, causing a surge in gas prices and shifting the flow of international crude.

Western states, B.C. united despite lack of U.S. leadership

Officials representing British Columbia, Washington state, Oregon, and California met Friday at the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel in B.C. to mark the 10th anniversary of the Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC).

Deaths of thousands of seabirds pinned to warming Pacific waters

Last year, tens of thousands of common murres, an abundant North Pacific seabird, starved and washed ashore onto beaches from California to Alaska. Researchers have pinned down the culprit — warming ocean temperatures that affect the fish the birds eat.

Op-Ed: Winter Fancy Food Show at Moscone Center features the unique Special

San Francisco - Moscone Center is gearing up for the annual Winter Fancy Food Show opening this Saturday, January 17. Sponsored by the Speciality Food Association, this is the largest specialty food trade event on the West Coast.

Algae toxin now found in West Coast commercial fish

San Francisco - In 2015, record levels of the algal toxin domoic acid were found in samples from a wide range of marine organisms on the west coast of North America. Now the toxin has been detected in the muscle tissue or fillet of a number of commercial fish.

Summer’s coming, and Portland is ready with its concerts

Portland - Portland, also known as the "City of Roses," is well-known for its climate, scenery and mood. Plus, with summer approaching, the city is also known as a great place to catch a concert, whether that be in a theater, ballroom or in the open air.

Op-Ed: Obama decision to allow Atlantic oil exploration a bad move

The Obama administration on Friday cleared the way for what could end up being another oil and gas boom, this time offshore along the Eastern seaboard. The announcement was applauded by U.S. oil and gas companies and the business world, but not by me.

Op-Ed: Obama decision to allow Atlantic oil exploration a bad move

The Obama administration on Friday cleared the way for what could end up being another oil and gas boom, this time offshore along the Eastern seaboard. The announcement was applauded by U.S. oil and gas companies and the business world, but not by me.

New study: Chinese pollution making landfall on the West Coast

China's air quality problem may have repercussions outside of Asia. A new study suggests that Chinese pollution is affecting America's West Coast.

Op-Ed: Ecojustice lawyer Barry Robinson on Joint Review Panel outcome Special

Calgary - This is an Interview with Ecojustice lawyer Barry Robinson about the Joint Review Panel outcome and more. Barry acted as legal counsel to three environmental groups in the Joint Review Panel hearings into the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.

Scary removal of Fukishima fuel rods begins

Tokyo - Pressure to complete the unprecedented work is rising because of fears a new major earthquake could decimate Japan and threaten the U.S. West Coast .

Crossroads Art Center hosts prestigious ceramics exhibition Special

Baker City - On July 6, the Crossroads Art Center in Baker City, Oregon proudly hosted a First Friday open art show featuring the Missoula Art Museum’s traveling exhibition of contemporary ceramics “Persistence in Clay: Contemporary Ceramics in Montana”.

April 11 a day of many earthquakes

On Wednesday, 11 April 2012, earthquakes increased globally. Powerful magnitude 8.6 earthquake triggers tsunami, magnitude 7.4 earthquake shakes Mexico City, and magnitude 5.9 quake hits Oregon’s coast.

Tsunami waves from Japan reach Hawaii; alert up in West Coast

Honolulu - The first tsunami waves resulting from the 8.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan hit the shores of Hawaii in the early hours of Friday morning, seven hours after the earthquake.

Blooming Algae on Continental West Coast Worries Officials

Not all blooming algae is hazardous to the health of humans, marine life or the environment, but toxic algae is a concern for officials on the west coast of North America.
 

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LOOK: One of the tallest buildings in downtown Oakland  Calif.  bears the logo of the nonprofit Kais...
LOOK: One of the tallest buildings in downtown Oakland, Calif., bears the logo of the nonprofit Kaiser Permanente healthcare company.
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STRIFE: A line of cranes waits for cargo at the Port of Oakland, the only port on the U.S. West Coast that failed to reopen this week following months of disagreement over a new contract for dockworkers.
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