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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures. Federal and state fisheries biologists say the warm water is lethal for the cold-water species and i...
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS * Growth hormone added to salmon* Critics say "frankenfish" could cause human allergies* Fast-growing salmon appears safe to eat, FDA says Federal health regulators say a genetically engineered salmon that grows twice as fast as normal is unlikely to harm the environment, clearing...
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Posted by on in Fishing
From the Chesapeake Bay to Florida’s Gulf Coast, recreational fishing is big business for many communities along the Eastern Seaboard. In fact, more than one-third of America’s 11.8 million saltwater anglers live in the region.  This national pastime is much more than throwing a line...
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Last month I had the opportunity to visit Dillingham, Alaska — a town with no traffic lights, no movie theatres, and a population that could fit comfortably in a single New York City high-rise. I had to fly there, because no roads lead to Dillingham. Although the town isn’t quite the western edge of...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
A judge overseeing endangered salmon on the Columbia and Snake Rivers is raising the possibility of dam removal. If politics trumps science this time, how can we hope to deal with climate change?By Paul VanDevelderJuly 6, 2009 If ever there were a story that foreshadowed the political and legal Wat...
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