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BC mineral claims require First Nations consultation

Mineral claims require First Nations consultation: B.C. Supreme Court

The decision transforms the province’s mineral rights regime, which previously allowed almost anyone to stake a claim in First Nations territory without a duty to consult or even notify them.

Alaska Mendenhall Glacier receding

Crammed with tourists, Alaska's capital wonders what will happen as its magnificent glacier recedes

A record number of cruise passengers are expected this year in Alaska's capital, drawn by wonders such as the long-retreating Mendenhall Glacier.
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Facing a plunge in salmon numbers in the Kuskokwim and Yukon Rivers, Alaskans seek a voice in fishing policy

Rising temperatures and commercial trawling in the Bering Sea are making it harder for salmon to survive and swim back upriver. The reverberations are both cultural and economic.

lawsuit asserts the ‘rights of salmon'
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Lawsuit asserting the ‘rights of salmon’ ends in a settlement that benefits the fish

In an accord with an Indian tribe, the city of Seattle agrees to create passageways so salmon can swim upriver past three hydroelectric dams.

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Salmon are feeling the heat after decades of logging

As a cold-blooded species, salmon are at the mercy of the waters they swim in. New research finds logging restrictions along small, unprotected streams could go a long way to keeping water cool and safe for the at-risk fish.

EPA vetoes Pebble Mine to protect salmon

EPA vetoes Pebble Mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay to protect salmon

To protect salmon, the EPA has vetoed a copper and gold mine near Bristol Bay, potentially ending a contentious Alaska project debated for years.