Ashley Ahearn http://publicradioeast.org en Pacific Northwest Suffers After China Bans Shellfish Imports http://publicradioeast.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 30667 at http://publicradioeast.org Pacific Northwest Suffers After China Bans Shellfish Imports Climate Change Could Spell Final 'Chuckle' For Alpine Frog http://publicradioeast.org/post/climate-change-could-spell-final-chuckle-alpine-frog <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FemA7BfK-cA</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 20:31:00 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 20527 at http://publicradioeast.org Climate Change Could Spell Final 'Chuckle' For Alpine Frog To Catch A Marten: Seeking Clues In Olympic National Forest http://publicradioeast.org/post/catch-marten-seeking-clues-olympic-national-forest It's about 25 degrees on a clear Saturday morning when Gregg Treinish — executive director of <a href="http://www.adventureandscience.org/">Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation</a>, a nonprofit that puts volunteers to work gathering data for scientists around the world — gathers a small group of outdoor adventurers around him near the Duckabush River in the Olympic National Forest in Washington state.<p>The mission for this group: <a href="http://www.wta.org/signpost/help-monitor-pine-martens-in-the-olympics-this-winter">help biologists figure out whether there are any martens left</a> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 21:07:00 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 5434 at http://publicradioeast.org To Catch A Marten: Seeking Clues In Olympic National Forest