salmon

Car Pollution Is Killing Coho Salmon

Car Pollution Is Killing Coho Salmon

The grisly video above shows a coho salmon struggling to survive in polluted stormwater runoff on the Duwamish River in Washington. This contaminated water—filled with oil from cars, pesticides, dirt and debris—can kill this particular species of Pacific salmon in hours, according to Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, which posted the clip on Oct. 21. Sadly, it […]

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    Trump’s EPA Just Revived Controversial Pebble Mine

    Trump’s EPA Just Revived Controversial Pebble Mine

    By Taryn Kiekow Heimer If the Trump administration’s strategy is to put a foreign mining company first—and America’s greatest wild salmon fishery dead last—then sadly it’s succeeding. Friday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) settled a lawsuit with Northern Dynasty Minerals—the Canadian junior mining company behind the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska. The […]

    Farmed Salmon Industry Causing Global Sea Lice Crisis

    Farmed Salmon Industry Causing Global Sea Lice Crisis

    A tiny bug is behind a major problem in the global farmed salmon industry. The sea louse, or salmon louse, is eating into farmed Atlantic salmon supplies in Scotland, Norway, Iceland and Canada, driving salmon prices higher and creating a “chemical arms race in the seas,” the Guardian reports. Salmon companies around the world are […]

    Nation’s First Lawsuit Filed Against EPA’s Scott Pruitt

    Nation’s First Lawsuit Filed Against EPA’s Scott Pruitt

    By Brett VandenHeuvel Thursday, Columbia Riverkeeper filed the nation’s first lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator Scott Pruitt, Columbia Riverkeeper et al. v. Pruitt. Pruitt has deep ties to the fossil fuel industry. As Attorney General of Oklahoma, he repeatedly sued the EPA to weaken environmental protections. It seems appropriate, then, that the […]

    Judge to FDA: Agency Must Pull Aside Curtain on GE Salmon

    Judge to FDA: Agency Must Pull Aside Curtain on GE Salmon

    By Jessica A. Knoblauch A U.S. District Court judge took the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to task on Jan. 10 for withholding government documents related to the agency’s approval of genetically engineered (GE) salmon. The judge’s decision is a big win for public transparency, but it’s also a small step toward finally doing […]

    20 Most Read Posts of the Year

    20 Most Read Posts of the Year

    From Noam Chomsky’s epic post on his fears of the coming Trump Administration to Michael Moore’s damnation of the Flint water crisis to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s first-hand account of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline, 2016 was jam-packed with news once again showing our continued disregard for the health […]

    11 Health Benefits of Eating Salmon

    11 Health Benefits of Eating Salmon

    By Franziska Spritzler Salmon is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. This popular fatty fish is loaded with nutrients and may reduce risk factors for several diseases. It’s also tasty, versatile and widely available. Here are 11 amazing health benefits of salmon. 1. Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids Salmon is one of […]

    Farmed Salmon Delivers Half the Omega-3s of Five Years Ago

    Farmed Salmon Delivers Half the Omega-3s of Five Years Ago

    We now need to eat two portions of farmed salmon to equal the amount of omega-3 intake that we would have gotten just five years ago, says a study from Stirling University in Scotland. The change appears to be due to a reduction in the amount of ground-up anchovies added to their feed. Farm-raised and […]

    World’s Biggest Sockeye Run Shut Down as Wild Pacific Salmon Fight for Survival

    World’s Biggest Sockeye Run Shut Down as Wild Pacific Salmon Fight for Survival

    Salmon have been swimming in Pacific Northwest waters for at least 7 million years, as indicated by fossils of large saber-tooth salmon found in the area. During that time, they’ve been a key species in intricate, interconnected coastal ecosystems, bringing nitrogen and other nutrients from the ocean and up streams and rivers to spawning grounds, […]