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Single to Fight
Nov 10, 2023 3:50 PM CST
Bjork Releases Single to Fight 'Frankenstein Mutants'
Iceland's most famous star has put out 'Oral' to help raise funds to fight salmon farming in her home country
- Bjork is putting out a new single—but she didn't make it solely to indulge her creative and musical sensibilities. The 57-year-old Icelandic singer is using "Oral," put together with Spanish singer Rosalia and released Thursday, to raise funds to "help fight fish farming in Iceland,...
Escaped Farm Salmon Pose
Huge Environmental Threat
Oct 8, 2023 6:45 AM CDT
Escaped Farm Salmon Pose Huge Environmental Threat
Thousands of farmed fish escaped in Iceland in an 'environmental catastrophe'
- Thousands of farmed salmon broke out of a pen in Iceland this August, but don't start cheering for the escapees. The farmed fish pose great risk to the area's wild salmon, whose numbers have shrunk over the decades, according to the
Harm to wild fish comes from...
At This River, Officials Try to
Turn Back the Clock 100 Years
Aug 1, 2023 2:17 PM CDT
At This River, Officials Try to Turn Back the Clock 100 Years
Klamath River restoration project is a massive, $500M endeavor, involving removal of 4 dams
- The largest dam removal project in US history is underway along the California-Oregon border—a process that won't conclude until the end of next year with the help of heavy machinery and explosives. But in some ways, removing the four dams is the easy part, per the AP . The...
Famed Salmon Festival Will
Be Without Salmon This Year
Jul 28, 2023 9:29 AM CDT
Famed Salmon Festival Will Be Without Salmon This Year
Fisheries closed amid low fish run, though there's 'genuine cause for optimism'
- For the third time in seven years, there will be no salmon at California's famous Klamath Salmon Festival. The annual festival dating back almost six decades focuses on Chinook salmon, a key source of sustenance for the Yurok Tribe, which hosts the event. But this year, the Klamath River,...
US' Largest-Ever Dam Removal
Approved in the Name of Fish
Nov 18, 2022 11:53 AM CST
US' Largest-Ever Dam Removal Approved in the Name of Fish
Four dams to be removed from Klamath River on Oregon-California border by 2024
- Federal regulators have given final approval for the largest dam removal project in US history at a cost of $500 million—for the purpose of helping endangered fish. For decades, Native American tribes have sought to restore the Klamath River, the route to spawning grounds for Chinook and endangered coho...
After a Quirky Name Change,
Now They're Stuck With It
in case you missed it
May 29, 2022 5:20 PM CDT
After a Quirky Name Change, Now They're Stuck With It
Taiwanese lawmakers debate rules change for those who adopted 'Salmon' moniker for restaurant promo
- Is the free fish really worth it? A bunch of people in Taiwan who legally changed their name to "Salmon" to take advantage of a restaurant promotion are about to find out, because the government isn't letting some of them change their names back, reports the
We're About to Get Unique
Look at the Life of Salmon
Feb 1, 2022 12:42 PM CST
We're About to Get Unique Look at the Life of Salmon
First-of-its-kind international expedition will study them in the sea in winter
- Scientists have a pretty good idea of the ways of salmon when the fish are in inland waters at the beginning and end of their lives. But that stretch in between, when they spend up to seven years at sea? Not so much. Now, however, a first-of-its-kind international expedition is...
Fat Bear Week
Has Its Winner
Oct 7, 2021 7:11 AM CDT
Fat Bear Week Has Its Winner
It's 480 Otis, for the 4th time since 2014 in Alaska's Katmai National Park
- It's "get ready for hibernation" time in Katmai National Park, which means it's cram your maw full of salmon if you're a bear to put on enough weight to get you through the winter. Which also means it's time for Fat Bear Week, the annual...
Looking for Food
Oct 3, 2021 5:26 PM CDT
Salmon Ban Leaves Tribes Looking for Food
Alaska has banned fishing for dwindling salmon on the Yukon River
- In a normal year, the smokehouses and drying racks that Alaska Natives use to prepare salmon to tide them through the winter would be heavy with fish meat, the fruits of a summer spent fishing on the Yukon River like generations before them. This year, there are no fish. For...
Salmon Essentially Being
Cooked to Death in Hot Rivers
Jul 27, 2021 3:16 PM CDT
Salmon Essentially Being Cooked to Death in Hot Rivers
Video shows them looking poorly in Washington
- The heat isn't just brutal on the human residents of Washington state. The non-profit organization Columbia Riverkeeper made the case, via video footage, that salmon in the Columbia River are suffering mightily too—experiencing heat nearly to the point of death. The video was taken on July 16, a...
17M Salmon Are
Being Trucked to
San Francisco Bay
Jun 11, 2021 8:37 AM CDT
17M Salmon Are Being Trucked to San Francisco Bay
With rivers dried up, this is their only chance of survival
- With California facing one of the worst drought years in its history, many more salmon will be traveling to the Pacific Ocean by truck this year. Waterways that young Chinook salmon would normally use to migrate have dried up and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is trying to...
State Has to Truck
Salmon to Ocean
Apr 29, 2021 6:30 PM CDT
State Has to Truck Salmon to Ocean
California river levels are too low for the fish to travel the usual way
- Because of the drought, California officials will again truck millions of young salmon raised at fish hatcheries in the state's Central Valley agricultural region to the Pacific Ocean. Projected river conditions show that the waterways the fish usually use to travel downstream will be historically low and warm. Officials...
Taiwan Asks People to Stop
Changing Names to 'Salmon'
Mar 18, 2021 8:29 AM CDT
Taiwan Asks People to Stop Changing Names to 'Salmon'
Dozens of people have altered their monikers to take advantage of restaurant's sushi promotion
- A restaurant chain promotion has led to what local media is calling "salmon chaos" in Taiwan, where people are now changing their names to get free or discounted sushi. The Central News Agency reports that the two-day offering from Sushiro entitles anyone whose name includes the Chinese characters for...
What's Killing Salmon?
Maybe Your Car Tires
Dec 4, 2020 9:30 AM CST
What's Killing Salmon? Maybe Your Car Tires
Scientists say a chemical preservative ends up in streams after it rains
- Scientists think they've figured out why so many coho salmon in the Pacific Northwest are dying—it's because of car tires. More precisely, researchers say that a lethal substance moves from tire particles on the road into storm drains and then ends up in streams, reports
Alaska Salmon Are Shrinking,
and Scientists Have a Theory
Aug 21, 2020 8:40 AM CDT
Alaska Salmon Are Shrinking, and Scientists Have a Theory
The fish aren't spending as long in the ocean as they used to before returning to spawn
- It won't be a revelation to locals, but researchers have determined that Alaska salmon are shrinking. For example, Chinook salmon are 8% smaller today than they were before 1990, say researchers in Nature Communications . Sockeye, coho, and chum salmon have also shrunk, though to a lesser extent, reports Reuters...
Plight of Hungry
Oct 3, 2019 11:45 AM CDT
Plight of Hungry Bears Prompts Unusual Move
First Nation group in Canada brings salmon to feed starving grizzlies
- Visitors flock to Knight Inlet, north of Vancouver, British Columbia, in hope of spotting a grizzly bear. On a recent visit, tour operator and photographer Rolf Hicker actually saw three, but it was no cause for celebration. "Advertising still shows the happy bears feasting on salmon, well, sorry to...
The Snow and Rain Came,
Then Lots of Salmon
Aug 23, 2019 7:35 AM CDT
The Snow and Rain Came, Then Lots of Salmon
After 5 years of drought, California is seeing one of its best salmon fishing seasons in years
- California fishermen are reporting one of the best salmon fishing seasons in years, thanks to heavy rain and snow that ended the state's historic drought. It's a sharp reversal for chinook salmon, also known as king salmon, an iconic species that helps sustain many Pacific Coast fishing communities,...
Year Is Brutal
Aug 17, 2019 4:15 PM CDT
For Alaska Salmon, This Year Is Brutal
Historic heat wave is likely killing off thousands of fish
- An extraordinary heat wave has proved fatal for thousands of Alaska salmon this summer, CNN reports. Alerted by locals, scientists traveled along the Koyukuk River in July and spotted 850 unspawned dead salmon. "We were boating, going about 35 or 40 miles per hour, and we know we missed...
It Was the Salmon
or the Sea Lions.
Dec 8, 2018 5:30 AM CST
It Was the Salmon or the Sea Lions. The Senate Has Chosen
Bill passes that streamlines process for sea lions to be captured, euthanized
- A bill that would make it easier to kill sea lions that feast on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River has cleared the US Senate. State wildlife managers say rebounding numbers of sea lions are eating more salmon than ever and their appetites are undermining billions of dollars of investments...
This Isn't Salmon
—Except in China
Aug 14, 2018 2:03 AM CDT
This Isn't Salmon —Except in China
Authorities have thrown up their hands, ruled rainbow trout can be called salmon
- If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. That's the new mantra for rainbow trout in China, which for years have been mislabeled as salmon and which now are getting an official shrug from authorities on that mislabeling. Even though a recent media expose revealed the fish...
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