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  • Columbia Basin (Political) Science

    Columbia Basin (Political) Science

    Some fisheries scientists and environmentalists say the Bonneville Power Administration has had an unhealthy influence on salmon research in the Northwest.

  • Fisheries agency rewards a loyal bureaucrat

    Environmentalists and some of his own biologists say James Lecky sold out the endangered fish he was charged with protecting, but NOAA Fisheries has just given him a promotion

  • 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.

  • The education of Dr. Jane Lubchenco

    The education of Dr. Jane Lubchenco

    The author reviews the career of outgoing NOAA director Jane Lubchenco and sees a glimmer of hope for salmon, thanks to a new stakeholder process.

  • The wild, wild weather

    Whatever the cause, the weather in the West this last year has been wild and wacky

  • Follow-up

    President Bush’s budget will cut money for EPA and NOAA, give money for logging; Bush’s budget counts on drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and pushes coalbed methane; Modern Pit Facility decision delayed by nuclear agency; and Department of Hea

  • Fish farms take to the high seas

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Department is plotting a massive expansion of the U.S. fish-farming industry – but concerns are high among Indian tribes, health advocates and environmentalists

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