A bill sponsored by several U.S. House members from the Northwest aims to overturn two recent court decisions to protect salmon from harmful effects of Columbia and Snake river dams.
Climate change | local | Pacific Ocean | Water | News | Fish & Wildlife | EnvironmentAP | Sept. 17, 2017 3:20 p.m.
The mass of warm water known as "the blob" that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing the lingering effects of those unusually warm temperatures on salmon and steelhead.
The guidelines have been on the books since 1986. Critics of fish farming in Puget Sound say last month's farmed salmon escape underscores the need for better standards and enforcement.
To keep hatchery fall chinook salmon from dying because of the Eagle Creek Fire, Oregon officials released them early. They expect the fish to be OK.
local | News | EnvironmentNorthwest News Network | Sept. 6, 2017 2:34 p.m.
The forest fires raging in the Columbia River Gorge are unlikely to disturb adult coho salmon right now. But Northwest tribal fishers are worried about...
An aquaculture firm and state regulators knew its floating salmon farm was "nearing the end of serviceable life" before it failed, allowing about 162,000 non-native fish into Puget Sound and beyond.
Nation | Food | EnvironmentNPR | Aug. 31, 2017 6:05 a.m.
Commercial fisherman are putting off their own livelihoods to catch the farmed Atlantic salmon that broke out of their net pen in Washington state. One fisherman describes the "carnival atmosphere."
local | Food | Water | Animals | News | Business | Fish & Wildlife | Economy | EnvironmentAP | Aug. 27, 2017 9:57 a.m. | Seattle
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has directed the Department of Ecology to put on hold any new permits for net pens after thousands of Atlantic salmon escaped into Puget Sound earlier this month from a damaged salmon farm.
There are not many options for legal assistance for immigrants in the Eugene area. Irrigators in Oregon and Washington are calling on the so-called "God Squad" to keep Snake River dams from coming down. Also, the kicker.
Politics | local | NW Life | Water | News | Fish & Wildlife | EnvironmentAP | Aug. 10, 2017 2:53 p.m. | Boise
A group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest unsustainable and is turning to the Trump administration to sidestep endangered species laws
Author Peter Fromm spent months alone in the wilderness babysitting growing salmon eggs. We also discuss what life is like for in-home care giving, just ahead of a local screening of a new documentary.
Fish & Wildlife | local | Environment | NewsEast Oregonian | July 23, 2017 8:07 a.m.
It took 20 years of planning, studies and grant writing, but the removal of the Dillon Diversion Dam is finally underway on the Umatilla River.
local | News | EnvironmentNWPR/EarthFix | July 21, 2017 11:30 a.m.
How to best protect salmon along the Columbia and Snake rivers is a hotly-debated question. Our video explores one of the most controversial options.
Why would a fourth-generation Oregon rancher who doesn't put much trust in the government choose to work with federal agencies to restore salmon runs on her property?
What does the next decade hold for killer whales that share the Puget Sound with millions of people and just a fraction of the salmon that historically were the beloved sea mammals; main food source.
Fish & Wildlife | local | Environment | NewsOPB/EarthFix | July 7, 2017 12:15 p.m. | Bonneville, Oregon
As a 20-year lawsuit drags on, federal dam managers need to prove to the court that habitat restoration is actually working to save salmon. And that’s no small task.
The Navy is being sued for releasing heavy metals into Puget Sound by scraping a ship hull. But in the nearby city of Bremerton, it's going to take more than that to shake locals' love of the Navy.