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A huge salmon die-off is happening – and our cars might be responsible
Washington Post, October 20, 2017

Toxic BP oil component disrupts fish hearts, new study says
New Orleans Times-Picayune, February 7, 2017.

Research needed into drugs' effects on fish
Tacoma News Tribune (Editorial), March 3, 2016.

Toxic road runoff kills adult coho salmon in hours, study finds
Seattle Times, October 8, 2015.

Fish compromised after exposure to crude oil: study may explain crash after Alaska spill
Associated Press, September 8, 2015.

How oil spills can literally break fish hearts
National Geographic News Watch, April 16, 2015.

Cleaning up dirty water by running it through dirt
New York Times, January 26, 2015.

Death by dirty runoff: stormwater a risk for fish
Washington Post, November 18, 2014.

Fish embryos exposed to oil from BP spill develop deformities, a study finds
New York Times, March 24, 2014.

Why the Exxon Valdez spill was a Eureka moment for science
NPR, March 22, 2014.

BP Deepwater Horizon spill causes heart damage that can kill tuna, new study finds
New Orleans Times-Picayune, February 13, 2014.

How tiny fish could reveal effects of chemical exposure
Yale e360, September 9, 2013.

Fish lose sense of smell in polluted waters
Scientific American, March 18, 2013.

Scientists search for solution to 'toxic cocktail in Washington's Puget Sound
PBS NewsHour, March 14, 2013.

Copper Rules In Yacht Basin Raise Questions
San Diego Union, February 26, 2013.

Study links coho salmon deaths to stormwater runoff from Washington highways
Associated Press, January 22, 2013.

How we got into such a mess with stormwater
EarthFix and PBS (KCTS Channel 9), October 17, 2012.

Treasure hunt: the battle over Alaska's mega mine
PBS Frontline, July 23, 2012.

Will overdosing on copper make your more susceptible to predation?
National Geographic News Watch, July 11, 2012.

Oil from 2007 spill surprisingly toxic to fish, scientists report
Los Angeles Times, December 27, 2011.

Discussing the Tissue Residue Approach with Guest Editor Jim Meador
March, 2011. Podcast for the journal Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management.

To save fish, Washington becomes first state to try to phase out copper in brake pads
Associated Press, April 12, 2010.

Mix of common farm pesticides deadly to salmon
NY Times and Greenwire, March 3, 2009.

Uncertainty over Cosco Busan's lasting impact
San Francisco Chronicle, November. 2, 2008.

Mice can sniff out fear, study finds
NPR, All Things Considered, August 21, 2008.

Pesticide brew spells trouble for salmon
ScienceNOW, Feb. 16, 2008.

Risk to [the Duwamish] river's fish, wildlife underestimated, critics say
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, November 27, 2007.

Aquatic non-scents: Repercussions of water pollutants that mute smell
Science News, Vol. 174(4), January 27, 2007.

The Sound of broken promises: Toxic stormwater is one of the Sound's biggest threats
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 11, 2006.

Puget Sound a toxic stew, scientists say
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Apr. 6, 2006.

After Katrina: tracking the toxic flood
Nature, September 22, 2005.

Our troubled sound: Spawning coho are dying early in restored creeks
Seattle Post- Intelligencer, February 6, 2003.