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  • Salmon Salvation

    Salmon Salvation

    Obama’s new political order, backed by the legal acumen of Judge James Redden, may help the Northwest’s salmon survive and end the era of the Lower Snake River dams.

  • 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.

  • Relicensing dams hangs on warm water, endangered fish

    Idaho Power Company needs permits from Idaho, Oregon and the federal government

  • 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.

  • Salmon Justice

    Judge Jim Redden has given the Bush administration an ultimatum: Submit a viable plan for salmon restoration, or face the possible removal of four dams on the lower Snake River.

  • Up in smoke: Hanford fire releases plutonium

    A recent wildfire on Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Wash., released plutonium into the air, and watchdog groups are not satisfied by the Department of Energy's claim that there is no cause for worry.

  • Hanford executive quits in protest

    Mike Lawrence, manager of the cleanup effort on Hanford Nuclear Reservation, resigns, saying the project is financially out of control.

  • Hanford leaves a surprising Cold War legacy

    Area farmers are unhappy that the Wahluke Slope, a buffer zone for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, may now be protected as a wildlife refuge.

  • Beetle wars

    The national forests on the Idaho Panhandle want to double the timber cut this summer to stop a bark-beetle explosion.

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