salmon

5 Big Threats to Rivers

5 Big Threats to Rivers

By Tara Lohan If we needed any more motivation to help save our ailing rivers, it should have come with the findings of a recent study, which revealed that “Nowhere is the biodiversity crisis more acute than in freshwater ecosystems.” Rivers, lakes and inland wetlands cover 1% of the Earth but provide homes for 10% of […]

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    Endangered Salmon Return to Bay Area Streams

    Endangered Salmon Return to Bay Area Streams

    After an 18 year absence, endangered salmon have returned to a Bay Area stream. A Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN) biologist spotted coho salmon in Montezuma Creek for the first time since 2004. The fish were also spotted in Larsen Creek for the first time since 2006 as well as in other tributaries of […]

    EPA Moves to Protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay, Blocking Major Gold Mine

    EPA Moves to Protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay, Blocking Major Gold Mine

    By Jessica Corbett Conservationists, local tribes, and commercial fishers celebrated on Thursday the Biden administration’s move to permanently protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed from the proposed Pebble Mine and similarly destructive projects. “Placing a massive mine at the headwaters of the world’s greatest, most productive wild sockeye salmon fishery has been a terrible idea from […]

    EPA Takes Action to Protect Pacific Salmon From Pesticides

    EPA Takes Action to Protect Pacific Salmon From Pesticides

    Extreme heat waves have made this a devastating summer for the endangered salmon species of the U.S. West Coast. In mid July, California wildlife officials warned that almost all of the young Chinook salmon in the Sacramento River would likely die because of lower water levels and higher water temperatures. Weeks later, a conservation group […]

    96,000 Fish Die in Chlorine Leak at Norwegian Fish Farm

    96,000 Fish Die in Chlorine Leak at Norwegian Fish Farm

    Nearly 100,000 fish have died after one of the world’s largest salmon farming companies released 4,000 gallons of chlorine into a Norwegian fjord on Tuesday. Grieg Seafood, which is headquartered in Norway, said that the leak occurred in one of their fish slaughterhouses in the town of Alta in the Norwegian Arctic, as The Independent […]

    Disturbing Video Shows Columbia River Salmon Suffering Due to Dams and Heat Waves

    Disturbing Video Shows Columbia River Salmon Suffering Due to Dams and Heat Waves

    A video released by a conservation group shows in disturbing detail how heat waves fueled by the climate crisis are harming the endangered salmon of the Pacific Northwest. The video, released by Columbia Riverkeeper on Tuesday, shows salmon suffering lesions and fungal infections when water temperatures in the Columbia River Gorge topped 70 degrees Fahrenheit, […]

    Nearly All Chinook Salmon in ​Sacramento River Expected to Be Killed by Extreme Heat, Water Mismanagement

    Nearly All Chinook Salmon in Sacramento River Expected to Be Killed by Extreme Heat, Water Mismanagement

    A drumbeat of climate-fueled heatwaves, compounded by water management practices, will likely kill nearly all juvenile chinook salmon in the Sacramento River, California wildlife officials warn. “It’s an extreme set of cascading climate events pushing us into this crisis situation,” California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Jordan Traverso told reporters. Salmon need river water […]

    Drought Fuels Conflict in Klamath Basin

    Drought Fuels Conflict in Klamath Basin

    The massive drought parching the American West has reached a (dry) boil in the Klamath Basin along the California-Oregon border as climate change drives conflict between Native American tribes, farmers, regulators, and conservationists. Earlier this year, federal officials shut irrigation outflow gates from Klamath Lake, Oregon’s largest, in order to slow catastrophic salmon die-offs. Those […]

    50,000 Farmed Salmon Escape Into the Tasmanian Ecosystem

    50,000 Farmed Salmon Escape Into the Tasmanian Ecosystem

    Around 50,000 farmed salmon swam free on Monday after a fire melted part of their enclosure off the coast of Tasmania. The salmon’s escape has prompted concerns from local environmentalists, who are worried about the impact of the farmed fish on native wildlife and ecosystems. While the farm’s owners insist that impact will be minimal […]