salmon

Sharing Knowledge and Salmon Across the Bering Sea

Sharing Knowledge and Salmon Across the Bering Sea

By Amy McDermott At the height of the Alaskan summer, a troupe of students hiked up the middle of a shallow creek. Undergraduates and grads from the University of Washington, the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Kamchatka State Technical University in eastern Russia carried handheld clickers to count the multitudes of salmon thrashing upstream to […]

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    5 Reasons Salmon Are an Environmental Justice Solution

    5 Reasons Salmon Are an Environmental Justice Solution

    By Shannan Lenke Stoll Last year, for the first time, scientists surveying Pacific Northwest salmon came up with empty nets. They weren’t all empty, but some were—and that’s “really different than anything we have ever seen,” David Huff of the NOAA survey team told The Seattle Times. It’s a bit too early to identify a […]

    Supreme Court Affirms Native American Treaty Rights to Harvest Salmon

    Supreme Court Affirms Native American Treaty Rights to Harvest Salmon

    By Terri Hansen The Supreme Court affirmed the treaty rights of tribal nations in Washington state Monday in a case that also confirms the treaty rights of tribes throughout the West. By ruling to leave in place a lower court decision mandating that the state of Washington replace salmon blocking culverts with passable ones, the […]

    Opioids Found in Seattle Mussels Could Put Salmon, Other Fish at Risk

    Opioids Found in Seattle Mussels Could Put Salmon, Other Fish at Risk

    A surprising finding from the waters of Seattle’s Puget Sound reveals that the opioid epidemic devastating human communities in the U.S. could be harming marine life as well. Every two years, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) transplants bay mussels raised in clean waters in Whidbey Island, WA to locations around Puget Sound […]

    Farm Bill Would Allow Mass Killing of Endangered Species With Pesticides

    Farm Bill Would Allow Mass Killing of Endangered Species With Pesticides

    The newest version of the 2018 Farm Bill, set for a vote on Friday, includes an unprecedented provision allowing the widespread killing of endangered plants and animals with pesticides. The bill launches the broadest attack on the Endangered Species Act in 45 years, eliminating the requirement that federal agencies analyze pesticides’ harm to the nation’s […]

    Seattle County Files 11th U.S. Climate Liability Lawsuit Against Big Oil

    Seattle County Files 11th U.S. Climate Liability Lawsuit Against Big Oil

    King County, which covers the Seattle metropolitan area, followed the lead of 10 other cities and counties in the U.S. when it filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the world’s five largest oil companies for damages incurred by climate change, a county press release announced. “The science is undisputable: climate change is impacting our region today, […]