Coho Salmon Threatened With Extinction Due to Severe Drought in California

January 28, 2014 by  
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California’s severe drought is hitting both human and animal communities hard. While it is easy to see the devastation on land through photographs of parched land and withering crops, the plight of the state’s aquatic species is more difficult to detect. Due to shrinking rivers and creeks, Coho salmon could be facing extinction south of San Francisco. Without enough precipitation to swell inland waterways, the fish are stranded in the ocean and unable to travel to their traditional spawning grounds. Read the rest of Coho Salmon Threatened With Extinction Due to Severe Drought in California Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: California , california central valley , california department of fish and wildlife , california drought , ceqa , coho salmon , governor jerry brown , kent lake , lagunitas creek , marin county , monterey county , sacramento delta , salmon run , San Francisco , Santa Cruz , scott creek fishery , spawning grounds , threatened species , watershed health        

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Proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska Could Wipe Out Half of All Sockeye Salmon

June 21, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock The Keystone XL Pipeline has been firmly established as North America’s biggest environmental battleground, but another major battle is forming in Bristol Bay, Alaska over the proposed Pebble Mine , a massive gold and copper mine that has the potential to wipe out half the world’s remaining wild sockeye salmon. And like the Keystone pipeline, President Obama will have the final say on whether construction will move forward. The sprawling open-pit mine would decimate vital salmon streams, and commercial fishermen, environmental organizations and native tribes are all voicing their opposition to the mine. Read the rest of Proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska Could Wipe Out Half of All Sockeye Salmon Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alaska , Bristol Bay , environmental destruction , Fishing , mining , pebble mine , Pebble Partnership , salmon , salmon run , Sockeye Salmon , wild salmon , Wildlife        

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