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Toxics

Puyallup Tribe to sue over spill in river, harm to salmon

The Puyallup Tribe has notified Electron Hydro that the tribe intends to file a lawsuit over ongoing violations of the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act because of fish-killing operations of the Electron Dam and pollution of the Puyallup River.

Toxics

Little action from Canadian government as deadline to remove salmon farms looms

Despite evidence of harm, it seems unlikely the government will follow the recommendation to prohibit salmon farming in part of British Columbia.

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Justice

Pebble Mine executives were secretly recorded about work to win Trump administration support

The tapes provide a rare glimpse into how the men behind Pebble Mine have wielded their political influence, getting access to the Trump White House through Alaska's governor, and making donations to reward some lawmakers.

www.nytimes.com
Justice

Chief executive of embattled Alaskan mine project resigns

The executive made “offensive” remarks about the state’s political leaders, the company said, in meetings recorded by an environmental group.
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Justice

An Alaska mine project might be bigger than acknowledged

In secretly recorded meetings, executives with the Pebble Mine project said the operation could run nine times longer than outlined in their permit filings.
Justice

Alaska Board of Fish nominees get chilly reception from commercial, subsistence groups

A Sept. 3 meeting drew pointed questions from lawmakers on Gov. Dunleavy's appointments to the Board of Fish.
Toxics

Overlooked sea louse may be a big problem for salmon

Most scientific research has focused on one species of sea louse—failing to account for the other, far more common, species.

Biodiversity

Salmon subsidies get tossed aside

New research suggests carcass subsidies are not a long-term solution to Pacific salmon population declines.

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Climate

Pink salmon could prosper in warmer Arctic, new study finds

Scientists like to say that climate change is creating winners and losers in Alaska: Some species will struggle, while others could benefit from warmer habitats.

www.seattletimes.com
Toxics

Feds order owner of dam on Puyallup River to clean up spill from artificial turf

Federal regulators have ordered the owners of Electron Dam on the Puyallup River to clean up its mess following a spill of rubber debris during unpermitted use of artificial turf in a construction project. The company must remove...
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Justice

Pebble employee for Board of Fish? Critics say no.

Testifiers questioned the appointment to the Board of Fisheries of a King Salmon man who is also the director of regional affairs for the Pebble Partnership
Justice

A rare salmon type is in the crosshairs of Alaska’s proposed Pebble Mine

The Koktuli River watershed, potential home of the future open-pit mine, is also home to a distinctive river-type sockeye.

www.cbc.ca
Climate

Smaller, younger salmon due to climate change and competition, new study says

Salmon are returning to their spawning grounds smaller in size and younger, and researchers say it's because they are spending fewer years in the ocean.
From our Newsroom

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

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