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Keeping ‘Invaders From The North’ Out of Columbia River

Not to be confused with northern pikeminnow, northern pike have the potential to wreak havoc on local waterways, including eating endangered salmon and steelhead.

Chelan PUD Fisheries Scientist Bill Towey about joint efforts with tribes, agencies and other PUDs to keep Northern pike from moving down from Lake Roosevelt into the middle stretch of the Columbia River.…

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Appeals Court Orders Added Dam Spills To Give Salmon Spring Relief

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed an order to spill more water over lower Columbia and Snake river dams to help protect salmon and steelhead.

U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon ruled last spring that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must spill more water through spillways, rather than turbines.…

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NOAA Says Pesticides Killing Northwest Salmon, Orca

Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon and Puget Sound orcas.
The National Marine Fisheries Service issued its new biological opinion on three organophosphate pesticides — chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion — after a yearslong court fight by environmental groups.…

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How Was 2017 For Northwest Salmon?

This week on the show we’re recapping some of the big stories of the year. Yesterday we talked about media coverage of wildfires and how it stacked up to coverage of other natural disasters, as well as politics and President Trump. And check out our chats with local cities, businesses and organizations wrapping up this year and looking forward to next.…

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