Pacific Northwest

  1. Science

    To Save the Owls, US Government Plans to Kill Over 3,000 Owls

    As the old saying goes, you can't make an owl-mlette without breaking a few thousand eggs. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is taking this to heart, moving forward with a controversial plan to save the threatened spotted owl. Their solution? Get rid of 3,603 barred owls, a rival species that inhabits the same area of the Pacific Northwest.

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  2. Weird

    Salmon Take to the Streets [Video]

    It's been a rough few days in the Pacific Northwest, as these salmon attempting to cross the flooded Skokomish Valley Road in Washington state. High wind and heavy rains apparently washed the fish out of their home in a nearby river, and they seem pretty determined to get back there. It's common knowledge that salmon will swim upstream and past incredible obstacles to mate, but it's good to see that they're applying that same determination toward their self preservation as well.

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