Ashley Ahearn http://waer.org en Pacific Northwest Suffers After China Bans Shellfish Imports http://waer.org/post/pacific-northwest-suffers-after-china-bans-shellfish-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 11:27:00 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 12394 at http://waer.org Pacific Northwest Suffers After China Bans Shellfish Imports Climate Change Could Spell Final 'Chuckle' For Alpine Frog http://waer.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 6147 at http://waer.org Climate Change Could Spell Final 'Chuckle' For Alpine Frog