Jenifer McIntyre (left), an assistant professor at WSU School of the Environment in Puyallup; Edward Kolodziej (center), an associate professor in both the UW Tacoma Division of Sciences & Mathematics and the UW Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering; and Zhenyu Tian (right), a research scientist at the Center for Urban Waters at UW Tacoma; at Longfellow Creek, an urban creek in the Seattle area.  (Mark Stone / University of Washington)
Scientists Jenifer McIntyre, left, Edward Kolodziej, center, and Zhenyu Tian at Longfellow Creek, an urban stream in the Seattle area. (Mark Stone / University of Washington)
Environment

Tire dust killing coho salmon returning to Puget Sound, new research shows

For decades now, scientists have known something was killing adult coho salmon as soon as they hit Seattle’s urban waters, ready to spawn. They had traveled thousands of miles, only to be killed as soon as they reached home. Researchers now believe they have the answer.  WATCH

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