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PNWoystersdeath150.jpgDying oysters in Washington state's Pacific inlets are influencing more than restaurant menus: As baby shellfish are increasingly dying off due to the Pacific Ocean's rising acidity, Washington Governor Jay Inslee hopes the bivalves' fate will fuel the state's climate change policy. The shellfish industry infuses $270 million annually into the Pacific Northwest economy, representing a potentially huge economic impact if the die-off continues. [NYT] [Photo: Flickr]

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