Ashley Ahearn http://kgou.org en Pacific Northwest Suffers After China Bans Shellfish Imports http://kgou.org/post/pacific-northwest-suffers-after-china-bans-shelfish-imports China has closed its doors to all shellfish imports from an area that stretches from northern California to Alaska. The state of Washington says it's losing as much as $600,000 a week.<p>Among the shellfish not being harvested is the geoduck, a long-necked clam that can fetch up to $150 per pound in China. It's a major export for the Pacific Northwest.<p>The Chinese government instituted the ban earlier this month after finding two bad clams. One from Alaska had high levels of the biotoxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 09:50:00 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 19926 at http://kgou.org Pacific Northwest Suffers After China Bans Shellfish Imports Climate Change Could Spell Final 'Chuckle' For Alpine Frog http://kgou.org/post/climate-change-could-spell-final-chuckle-alpine-frog <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FemA7BfK-cA</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 21:13:00 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 11190 at http://kgou.org Climate Change Could Spell Final 'Chuckle' For Alpine Frog Dam Removal Ushers In New Life In Washington State http://kgou.org/post/dam-removal-ushers-new-life-washington-state Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Two dams that block the migration of salmon are coming down in the largest dam removal in U.S. history. The dam sits on the Elwha River in the northwest corner of Washington state. They were built in the early 1900s to power nearby timber mills, but their power is no longer needed. From member station KUOW in Seattle, Ashley Ahearn reports that the removal is releasing a lot of debris but also creating new life.<p>ASHLEY AHEARN, BYLINE: Everything is fresh. That's my first impression. This is a new place. Wed, 15 May 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 5975 at http://kgou.org