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  • Obama disappoints when it comes to salmon

    Obama disappoints when it comes to salmon

    The latest Columbia and Snake river salmon plan largely ratified the Bush administration's inadequate approach.

  • Tribes try selective fishing to boost catch without harming wild salmon

    Tribes try selective fishing to boost catch without harming wild salmon

    Washington's Colville Tribes experiment with selective fishing techniques and bring home more salmon than before.

  • Everyday objects and extraordinary journeys

    In Visible Bones: Journeys Across Time in the Columbia River Country, Northwestern writer Jack Nisbet follows the Columbia River and its inhabitants across time

  • Follow-up

    Army Corps of Engineers will have to release water from Columbia and Snake river dams to help salmon; Montana mining ban is not a property "taking"; kinks in plan to drill for natural gas at Colorado nuclear site.

  • A Nez Perce elder spreads love for lamprey

    A Nez Perce elder spreads love for lamprey

    Nez Perce elder Elmer Crow teaches children and their parents to respect an uncharismatic parasitic fish, the lamprey.

  • Singing about a land where free rivers flow on

    Singing about a land where free rivers flow on

    Woody Guthrie's long history of writing about dams and hydropower.

  • Columbia River dams revived

    In Washington, tribes have been shut out of a plan for new Columbia River dams that are being touted as good for salmon as well as farmers

  • An encyclopedia of rivers

    The huge, copiously illustrated Rivers of North America is the first comprehensive effort to detail the current state of the continent’s rivers

  • Want to protect a river? Get out and swim it

    Christopher Swain talks about the year he spent swimming the entire 1,243-mile length of the Columbia River to help raise awareness of the river and its problems

  • One good example: The reporter

    Karen Dorn Steele of the Spokane Spokesman-Review showed how a reporter at a regional paper can have a national impact, when she uncovered the extent of radioactive contamination at Hanford Nuclear Reservation

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