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Public can trap for Asian giant hornets starting July 1

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is asking Whatcom County residents to set Asian giant hornet traps starting July 1, and keep them hanging until late fall.... — Updated 7/2/2021


NTSB releases report on Custer train derailment

A report issued on June 10 by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) examines how the tank cars were operated during last December's train derailment. The report does not... — Updated 6/17/2021


Over 200 queens found in Asian giant hornet nest

Over 500 Asian giant hornets were found in the east Blaine nest eradicated on October 24, state entomologists confirmed this week. Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA)... — Updated 11/13/2020


Inside the eradication of the Asian giant hornet nest east of Blaine

Philip Bovenkamp was the first to arrive. At 4 a.m. he pulled his lawn chair 100 feet behind the yellow caution tape on his neighbor's east Blaine property. He drank black coffee... — Updated 10/29/2020


WSDA attempts to track second Asian giant hornet

Using lessons learned from the first Asian giant hornet tracking attempt last week, researchers inched closer to success with a second attempt at tracking a live hornet on October... — Updated 10/29/2020


145 invasive European green crabs caught in Drayton Harbor

Scientists trapped 33 European green crabs last week, 28 of which were in the mouth of Dakota Creek – one of the highest week’s capture since trapping for the invasive species b... — Updated 10/7/2020


Impacts from border restrictions could linger

The economic impact from the U.S./Canada border closure has been swift, but the severity and length of that impact is unknown, said Laurie Trautman, director of Western Washington... — Updated 9/24/2020


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