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  • 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

  • Fishing ban will make us forget salmon

    Fishing is not the reason behind the decline of the Northwest’s salmon; the desire for cheap hydroelectric power is

  • 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

  • Fishermen blamed for salmon troubles

    James Connaughton of the Bush administration’s Council on Environmental Quality says that fishing must be curtailed to save endangered salmon, but salmon advocates say dams are still the real threat to the fish

  • A bullet for the bearer of bad news

    After Michele DeHart of the Fish Passage Center in Portland, Ore., publicly supported a plan to protect salmon, angry lawmakers led by Sen. Larry Craig yanked the center’s funding

  • The Snake River, unplugged

    The Nez Perce Tribe says that salmon-killing dams -- such as the three in Hells Canyon whose licenses are up for renewal this year – amount to an illegal "taking" of the tribe’s guaranteed right to fish

  • Super-sized dam could be a cash register for California farmers

    The Bureau of Reclamation has agreed to deliver more water to California’s Central Valley Project than it actually has, and is considering raising Shasta Dam to provide it

  • The Battle over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

    In The Battle over Hetch Hetchy, history professor Robert Righter chronicles the damming of the Hetch Hetchy Valley in California’s Yosemite National Park

  • 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.

  • For salmon, a crucial moment of decision

    A judge has thrown out the Bush administration’s salmon protection plan, setting the stage for dramatic changes to the federal hydropower system

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