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Northwest Tribes Exult as Nearly One Million Chinook Return to Columbia River
Northwest tribes are exultant to see nearly a million fall Chinook salmon returning to the Columbia River this year, nearly 400,000 more than have returned since the Bonneville Dam...
Oil Discharge in Columbia River Increases Natives’ Cancer Risk by 5,000 Percent
Environmental group Columbia Riverkeeper has sued the Army Corps of Engineers and its commanding general in Federal Court for neglecting several dams in the Columbia River, thus ca...
Water Power: 15 Tribes Have a Say in Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty
In 1964 a monumental agreement between the United States and Canada was signed with two basic purposes: power production and flood control for both countries...
Watershed Heroes: Colville Confederated Tribes Win Sierra Club Award for Battling British Columbia Smelter
The Colville Confederated Tribes’ successful effort to hold a British Columbia smelter accountable for dumping pollutants into the Columbia River for a century has caught the atten...
Colville Tribes Savor Teck Resources Court Admission That It Polluted Columbia River
The Colville Confederated Tribes of Washington State are savoring a court victory that has been a long time in the making: In mid-September, British Columbia–based Teck Resources L...
Northwest Tribes Fight for Treaty Rights in Face of Coal-Transport Plan
Treaty fishing rights are meaningless if there are no healthy fish populations left to harvest, say Pacific Northwest tribes, fishers and tribal environmental organizations...
Tribes Work to Raise Awareness of Consumer-Product Pollution in Columbia River System
PORTLAND, Oregon—Toxic shampoo residue. Pharmaceuticals. Scary-sounding names like triclosan, Trimethoprim and polybrominated diphenyl ether...
Fish-slaughter: Sea Lions Guilty, As Charged
CASCADE LOCKS, Oregon –- Predatory male sea lions have set up camp at bottlenecked fish ladders at the base of the Bonneville Dam in the mid-Columbia River basin...
Final Alternative Site Dedicated to Replace Drowned Celilo Falls and Other Lost Fisheries
DALLESPORT, Washington—When the gates of the Dalles Dam on the Columbia River east of the Cascades slammed shut in 1957 tribal peoples watched in stunned disbelief, as the waters a...
Riverside Acreage in Washington Purchased for Protected Wildlife Habitat
The Vancouver, Washington-based Columbia Land Trust has acquired some 560 acres near the mouth of the Columbia River that will become permanently protected riverside habitat for fi...
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