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  • Nevada stakes its salmon claim

    Nevada sportsmen, tribes and environmentalists ask the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission not to renew licenses for Hells Canyon’s dams until Idaho Power makes it possible for salmon to survive its dams.

  • Thinking like a fish

    The essays in Chad Hanson’s collection Swimming with Trout celebrate the wonder of water and its mysterious inhabitants.

  • How the amount of fish you eat impacts water quality

    How the amount of fish you eat impacts water quality

    Idaho is updating its standards for water pollutants based on how much fish residents eat.

  • History of a decline

    An illustrated timeline charts the appearance of dams on the lower Snake River and the resulting decline of salmon, along with the so-far-inadequate response of the federal government.

  • Follow-up

    Fish and shellfish must be labeled – with a few exceptions; 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to be divided into three; Xcel Energy commits its customers to coal

  • EPA pulls back on fish-killing rule change

    The Environmental Protection Agency withdraws a proposed rule change that would have allowed fatal amounts of selenium in fish.

  • Follow-up

    Union of Concerned Scientists talks to concerned Fish and Wildlife Service employees; Mexican wolf reintroduction upheld in Southwest; 2002 Klamath fish kill means fewer salmon to catch and eat in future

  • Ready... fire... aim!

    Ten years into the energy rush, the West is beginning to think about its impacts on the region’s land, air, water and wildlife

  • A chemical cocktail pollutes Western water

    A recent study from the U.S. Geological Survey finds traces of pharmaceuticals, pesticides and personal care products in Colorado’s streams and groundwater

  • Skiing, or wheeling and dealing?

    Ski resorts become a tool for real estate speculation and development across the West.

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