Fish

The future of Alaska’s Pebble Mine — and its salmon
The future of Alaska’s Pebble Mine — and its salmon
A timeline shows Scott Pruitt’s EPA waffling between mining and fishing interests.
Supreme Court to states: Live up to your treaty obligations
Supreme Court to states: Live up to your treaty obligations
Will future courts order states to take down fish-blocking dams?
Rapid evolution saved the starfish
Rapid evolution saved the starfish
West Coast ochre stars make a remarkable reversal after a mass mortality event.
In the West, fishing is more regulated than buying a gun
In the West, fishing is more regulated than buying a gun
We stop large-caliper hooks but do nothing about large-caliber weapons.
A Northwest tribal sovereignty battle, centered on culverts
A Northwest tribal sovereignty battle, centered on culverts
21 tribal nations wait to see if the Supreme Court will hear a decades-old case about salmon.
The fight to save vaquitas from extinction
The fight to save vaquitas from extinction
Through a tangle of corruption and overfishing, a marine species hangs in the balance.
West Obsessed: On dams and the rebirth of the Elwha
West Obsessed: On dams and the rebirth of the Elwha
A deep dive into a dismantled dam — and another in the planning stages.
Down with the Glen Canyon Dam?
Down with the Glen Canyon Dam?
Activists claim that decommissioning the dam will save water and restore a wild canyon. Are they right?
Owls stuck in toilets; Otter attacks tuber; Mr. Mayor: Stubbs the cat
Owls stuck in toilets; Otter attacks tuber; Mr. Mayor: Stubbs the cat
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
After its dams came down, a river is reborn
After its dams came down, a river is reborn
A look at the Elwha unleashed.
A community copes with record low salmon returns
A community copes with record low salmon returns
On the Fraser River, faltering salmon populations have impacted tribes and urban economies.
A salmon festival portends struggles on the Klamath River
A salmon festival portends struggles on the Klamath River
The Yurok Tribe has again halted fishing during the chinook’s fall run.
Fishy reasons behind big Atlantic salmon escape
Fishy reasons behind big Atlantic salmon escape
Did eclipse-driven tides release a pen of salmon off the coast of Washington?
States restrict chinook fisheries
States restrict chinook fisheries
Extreme climate conditions over recent years pummeled the king of Western salmon.
A legal snarl in Idaho portends future conflicts over water
A legal snarl in Idaho portends future conflicts over water
As the climate changes, dams face new challenges for water rights and releases.
Congress seeks to weaken the Marine Mammal Protection Act
Congress seeks to weaken the Marine Mammal Protection Act
House Republicans hope killing sea lions will restore waning salmon populations.
Why we should celebrate unlovely fish
Why we should celebrate unlovely fish
An angler documents his pursuit of the uglier species.
Latest: Delta tunnels plan challenged in court
Latest: Delta tunnels plan challenged in court
Agencies weigh in on threatened fish — and get smacked with their first lawsuit.
See the bay ‘where water is gold’
See the bay ‘where water is gold’
Photos by Carl Johnson illustrate the cost of building the Pebble Mine in Alaska.
Latest: Washington to restore salmon habitat blocked by culverts
Latest: Dam on Yellowstone River moves ahead
Latest: Dam on Yellowstone River moves ahead
The effects on the pallid sturgeon remain uncertain.
Photos: Canada’s coal flows into Montana’s streams
Photos: Canada’s coal flows into Montana’s streams
Can U.S. pressure change a toxic legacy along this selenium-polluted river?
Without a drought, California takes stock
Without a drought, California takes stock
Infrastructure issues, dry wells and other troubles still linger across the Golden State.
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