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Setting the record straight on ocean acidification

The Washington Policy Center got the facts wrong, as did media outlets that repeated the story. We do not disagree with Gov. Jay Inslee on ocean acidification, and we have reason to be concerned.

Ocean Acidification is real

Let’s be clear. Ocean acidification is real. Determining the causes, impacts, and identifying potential solutions are high priorities for our agency and the state.

Tackling Toxics: PCB problem requires creative solutions
We stopped using polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) 35 years ago, yet it continues to contaminate almost every water body in Washington.
Tackling Toxics: Flame Retardants

Evidence is mounting that shows flame-retarding chemicals don’t effectively slow fires and have negative health effects, yet consumer products widely contain these chemicals.

Ferries for Science: Technology hitches a ride to better understand Puget Sound

State marine scientists collaborated to install a high-tech water monitoring sensor on the hull of the 64-car Salish ferry.

Earth ... pass it on: Tackling Toxics

Toxic chemicals pose an immediate health threat to children. Preventing exposure is the smartest, cheapest, and healthiest way to protect people and the environment.

Studying Puget Sound benthos
Our sediment team scientists examine the benthic community condition throughout Puget Sound and look at changes over time.
New science sheds light on Puget Sound dissolved oxygen

Two new reports evaluate the influence of people, climate, and the Pacific Ocean on oxygen levels in South and Central Puget Sound, as well as the larger Salish Sea.

Let’s Talk Science: A pH Solution
We are all familiar with the term acid and we often hear about the pH scale, but what does it really mean? It is a delicate dance at the molecular level. Let's break it down.
When soap and water are not a good thing

Soap isn’t the answer when there’s an oil spill.

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