News tagged with state officials

1, 2, 3 octopuses: Divers conduct underwater census

(AP)—To check on the health of the giant Pacific octopus population in Puget Sound, an unusual census takes place every year. Volunteer divers, enlisted by the Seattle Aquarium, take to Washington's inland waters to look ...

dateFeb 05, 2015 in Ecology
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California unveils strictest rules on pesticide

California farmers now must abide by the nation's strictest rules for a widely used pesticide in a change designed to protect farmworkers and people who live and work near agricultural fields but is likely to raise prices ...

dateJan 14, 2015 in Ecology
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