salmon

Canada’s Starving Grizzlies Mean Low Salmon Stock

Canada’s Starving Grizzlies Mean Low Salmon Stock

The effect the climate crisis will have on the food chain are already playing out in British Columbia. Low fish stocks this summer have caused southern resident killer whales to starve. And now, with winter fast approaching, a photographer captured images of an emaciated family of grizzly bears desperately searching for salmon where there are […]

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    ‘Artifishal’: New Film Asks, Have We Reached the End of Wild?

    ‘Artifishal’: New Film Asks, Have We Reached the End of Wild?

    That salmon sitting in your neighborhood grocery store’s fish counter won’t look the same to you after watching Artifishal, a new film from Patagonia. The project, which got its start when Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard wanted to make a film about the arrogance of humankind, turned out to be a film about salmon … and […]

    Watch: Climate Change Is Cooking Salmon in the Pacific Northwest

    Watch: Climate Change Is Cooking Salmon in the Pacific Northwest

    By Howard Hsu The Tulalip Indian Reservation sits on the east side of the Puget Sound, about 40 miles north of Seattle, Washington, where the change in seasons is marked by the arrival and departure of salmon. At the heart of the reservation is Tulalip Bay, where salmon return every spring and fall before swimming […]

    Learn to Balance Fats for a Healthier Diet, Researcher Argues

    Learn to Balance Fats for a Healthier Diet, Researcher Argues

    By Heidi Silver Public health guidelines, such as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, have long emphasized reducing dietary fat intake, but nutritionists and other health scientists now have more recent evidence that not all fats have adverse effects. Dietary fats differ with regard to their effects on health and risk for chronic diseases, particularly in […]

    2019 Will Be a Big Year for Water

    2019 Will Be a Big Year for Water

    By Tara Lohan In the last few weeks of 2018, the Trump administration set the stage for a big battle over water in the new year. At stake is an important rule that defines which waters are protected under the Clean Water Act. The Trump administration seeks to roll back important protections for wetlands and […]

    Canada as Ugly Neighbor: Mines in BC Would Devastate Alaskan Tribes

    Canada as Ugly Neighbor: Mines in BC Would Devastate Alaskan Tribes

    By Ramin Pejan Mining operations in Canada are threatening to destroy the way of life of Southeast Alaskan Tribes who were never consulted about the mines by the governments of Canada or British Columbia. The Tribes have depended for millennia upon the pristine watersheds of the Taku, Stikine and Unuk rivers. These waters flow through […]

    After 140 Million Years, Chinese Sturgeons May Soon Be Extinct

    After 140 Million Years, Chinese Sturgeons May Soon Be Extinct

    By Jason Bittel More than 16 feet long and weighing up to 1,100 pounds, Chinese sturgeons are among the world’s largest freshwater fish. They’re big and they’re ancient. According to fossil records, they’ve been swimming China’s Yangtze, Qiantang, Minjiang and Pearl Rivers since the time of the dinosaurs. And now they’re on the brink of […]