Tribes, fishermen decry Alaska and B.C. decision to end transboundary monitoring

The U.S. and Canada say that with the completion of a 2-year report on stream monitoring, the work of the landmark commission is done. Tribes and fishing groups disagree.
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Scientists uncertain of B.C. salmon populations after monitoring cuts

Less than 10 per cent of spawning habitat on B.C.'s central and north coast is being monitored by creekwalkers, the people who count salmon one by one. Critics say this leaves a critical gap in knowledge that could further imperil the species.


The wild swimmers challenging salmon farm pesticides

The waters of Cour Bay, on the Kintyre peninsula, are crystal clear. But locals who swim there and live by its shore have become concerned that, with the arrival of a new large Mowi salmon farm in the North Kilbrannan sound, they may cease to be so pristine.


Global salmon farming harming marine life and costing billions in damage

Salmon farming is wreaking ruin on marine ecosystems, through pollution, parasites and high fish mortality rates which are causing billions of pounds a year in damage, a new assessment of the global salmon farming industry has found.


Support Simpson plan to remove Snake River dams, save salmon

A $33 billion proposal from U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson is the right plan at the right time — before it’s too late, writes the editorial board.

Republican wants to breach dams, reshape Pacific Northwest

Idaho GOP Rep. Mike Simpson has proposed a sweeping $33.5 billion plan to save the Pacific Northwest's iconic salmon that includes breaching four of the most controversial dams in the country.

Unsafe mine waste being discharged into Babine Lake, report finds

Decades after closing, an open-pit copper mine in northwest B.C. is still discharging wastewater with metal concentrations 250 times higher than what's considered safe for salmon into Babine Lake, the sockeye salmon engine of the Skeena River watershed.

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Países Bajos proyecta abrir uno de sus diques a la migración de peces con una obra que recrea un río

La construcción de la gran barrera de Afsluitdijk para prevenir inundaciones del mar del Norte impide el paso natural de especies como salmones, anguilas o arenques desde 1932.


Watch: A four-month time lapse of the Nooksack Dam removal

This Swiftwater Films time lapse shows the monthslong process of deconstructing the Nooksack Dam on the Middle Fork of Washington's Nooksack River.


Yukoners, First Nations benefit little from mining royalties: panel

While the underground minerals in Yukon are owned by the public, a review of the royalties collected from placer and quartz mining operations over the past decade shows industry is predominantly cashing in on their development.


Babine Lake mines leaking dangerous contaminants into salmon habitat, say critics

Advocates want greater oversight as a mapping project identifies more than 170 mines putting waterways at risk.

Northwest’s salmon population may be running out of time

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office found that some salmon species are “on the brink of extinction.” Habitat loss, climate change and other factors are to blame, it said.
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Time running out for Northwest salmon species, report says

A Washington report has found one of the state's iconic fish is facing a threat to its existence as a result of climate change.


Enormous pigeon-eating catfish wreaking havoc on Europe’s ecosystems

The continent’s largest freshwater fish, native to Eastern Europe, is an invasive species that threatens native fish already in decline.

Harnessing rice fields to resurrect California’s endangered salmon

It's easy to see how biologists studying the fate of California's native fish might fall into despair. That's how Jacob Katz felt when he and his colleagues reported in 2011 that more than three-quarters of the state's native freshwater fish, including its iconic Chinook salmon, were in sharp decline.

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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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