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A dead whale at the mouth of the Placer River, at the eastern end of the Turnagain Arm, near Anchorage, Alaska. The deaths of at least 60 whales along the Pacific Coast this year have scientists concerned and looking for answers. Nat Herz /Alaska's Energy Desk hide caption

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Why Are Gray Whales Dying? Researchers Cut Through The Blubber For Answers

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Dungeness crab like these, caught off the coast of Alaska, have been affected by the neurotoxin domoic acid because of algae blooms in recent years, which makes them unsafe to eat. Michael Melford/Getty Images hide caption

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Officials inspect the scene at the Seattle homeless camp along Interstate 5 where a car ran off the road and resulted in the death of a young man who was in his tent. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Seattle Swings Between Hounding The Homeless And Leaving Them Alone

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More than $1 billion worth of cargo passes through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach every day. Labor disputes have stalled operations for weeks now, and ships have been anchored for days. Daniel Hajek/NPR hide caption

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After Tentative Port Deal, Container Ships Still Line The Horizon

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