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In a major shift, Northwest tribes — not U.S. officials — will control salmon recovery fund

The Biden administration punted on key demands from Indigenous leaders to tear down hydroelectric dams hindering salmon. But tribes won control over $1 billion for other salmon efforts.
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The Yukon River in Alaska is running out of salmon

Alaskan communities have seen a vital food source disappear as fewer salmon make it up the Yukon River.
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Fish out of water: North American drought bakes salmon

An unprecedented drought across much of British Columbia, Canada, and Washington and Oregon, U.S., during the summer and fall months of June through October could have dire impacts on Pacific salmon populations, biologists warn.

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Native lands lack clean water protections, but more tribes are taking charge

Some tribes have passed ordinances to regulate polluters, others have sought authority under federal law to establish water quality standards
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The salmon on your plate has a troubling cost. These farms offer hope

Land-based aquaculture is still coming into its own, but it stands to upend an industry plagued by environmental concerns.
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The salmon on your plate has a troubling cost. These farms offer hope

Land-based aquaculture is still coming into its own, but it stands to upend an industry plagued by environmental concerns.
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‘It smells so bad’: glut of wild salmon creates stink in Norway and Finland

The irony of having too many salmon as global populations fall is not lost on locals, who have seen the pristine Tana River littered with the rotting corpses of an invasive Pacific species that is pushing out the local Atlantic species.

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