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  • Tunneling under California's Bay Delta water wars

    Tunneling under California's Bay Delta water wars

    Environmentalists and fishermen have panned past versions of Gov. Jerry Brown's new proposal for water export tunnels, but it might actually help endangered fish.

  • Tilting the balance of power

    Tilting the balance of power

    Tribal efforts to hold on to heritage and right past wrongs continue in Port Gamble, Washington.

  • Salmon plan grows a few teeth

    The Clinton administration's final Northwest salmon plan is tougher than earlier versions, but still stops short of dismantling four federal dams on the Snake River.

  • Sex-swappin' salmon

    Salmon researchers are puzzled by their discovery that 84 percent of female salmon sampled tested positive for a male genetic marker, suggesting that these females began life as males.

  • Salmon feel the heat

    The Army Corps of Engineers has been ordered to come up with a plan to lower salmon-endangering high temperatures and gas content in the Snake River.

  • The tale of a salmon slinger

    On a tributary of Oregon's Nehalem River, the writer worked with Fish and Wildlife biologist Michele Long to scatter the carcasses of hatchery salmon, which feed a wide range of wildlife.

  • Plan protects foresters, not fish

    Washington state's much-hyped "Forests and Fish" plan is being criticized by scientists, environmentalists, fishermen and tribes as a sell-out to the timber industry likely to hasten the salmon's decline.

  • Tribes scale salmon harvest

    The Yakama, Nez Perce, Umatilla and Warm Springs tribes have agreed to a new system, under which their annual take of salmon will be based on a sliding scale that adjusts to wild salmon returns.

  • Tribes fight to clear the roads for salmon

    Twenty tribes file suit against the state of Washington, saying that the state violates treaty rights by not repairing the thousands of culverts that prevent endangered salmon from returning to their spawning grounds.

  • Logging cut short for salmon

    The National Marine Fisheries Service must re-examine how logging affects endangered salmon before 24 federal timber sales can proceed in the Pacific Northwest.

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