Showing posts with label wild salmon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wild salmon. Show all posts

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Fukushima Radiation Reaches US West Coast, Cesium-134 Found in Canadian Salmon

Cesium-134, the fingerprint of seaborne radiation from the nuclear disaster at Fukushima in Japan, has been detected on the West Coast of the United States for the first time, as well as in Canadian salmon.

Friday, March 20, 2015

'Danube Salmon' threatened by power dams

Freshwater fish Huchen, known as "Danube Salmon," is endangered in Balkan rivers due to massive hydropower projects, environmental experts warned on Thursday.

Huchen is threatened by planned hydroelectric power plants and dams, according to a research published by Austrian-based environmental organisation Riverwatch in Slovenian capital Ljubljana.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Alaska mine could be blocked to save salmon fisheries

WASHINGTON: US environmental authorities made a rare move on Friday to block a massive copper and gold mine in Alaska before it even gets under way, in a bid to protect wild salmon.
The Pebble Mine project has the potential to be one of the biggest open pit copper mines, but once built, it could threaten the exceptionally rich salmon fishery in the Bristol Bay area, the Environmental Protection Agency explained in a statement.
"Extensive scientific study has given us ample reason to believe that the Pebble Mine would likely have significant and irreversible negative impacts on the Bristol Bay watershed and its abundant salmon fisheries," said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

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