Washington

Poaching of the Puget

Clams and oysters are considered delicacies, but soaring prices have created an incentive for poachers to steal shellfish, sometimes from polluted beaches. Earthfix reports on the story from the state of Washington, where fish and wildlife detectives are trying to take down this international black market.

SciTech Now Episode 233

In this episode of SciTech Now, an experimental drug trial that may provide insight into early onset Alzheimer’s; how robot teachers are creating new ways of learning; how and why we associate words with shapes; and detectives in Washington state are trying to take down poachers, who are illegally selling shellfish on the black market.

Keeping kids safe from pesticides

Lead and arsenic used decades ago in pesticides are still lingering in the topsoil of Pacific Northwest apple country. This poses a health risk for children who come in close contact with dirt in the backyards and playgrounds developed from former orchards. Our environmental public media partner, EarthFix, gives us a look at what’s being […]

SciTech Now Episode 231

In this episode of SciTech Now: thin, flexible screens may be the future of technology; understanding the significance of gravitational waves; a company that’s giving a new kind of voice to those with speech disorders; and how pesticides used a century ago are affecting residents of a Washington town.