California Heat Wave Threatens Chinook Salmon Survival

Boiling water and babies never mix, but that’s exactly what’s happening to juvenile chinook salmon in California’s Sacramento River. Extremely high temperatures are creating “abnormally hot underwater conditions” that could result in a “near-complete loss” of these young endangered fish, according to CNN.  While unprecedented heat and drought continue to plague the West, the majority of mitigation efforts have been

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California Drought Amplifies Threat to Endangered Salmon and Steelhead

TikTok influencers aren’t the only thirsty critters in California. Thanks to the severe drought, farmers, forests, and fish are, too. This past May was the fifth-driest May and 2021, to date, is the 15th-driest year for the Golden State over the past 127 years.  Drought is nothing new for Northern California and many other parts of the country. Same for

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Take Down Those Dams: New Legislation Could Save Snake River Salmon

Rep. Mike Simpson, an Idaho Republican congressman, has just put the Northwest energy and agriculture sector on notice: Salmon and steelhead will join them at the table, and not as the entrée. In a video statement posted over the weekend, Simpson proposed a $33.5 billion plan to remove four Lower Snake River hydroelectric dams — to effectively let the river run

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