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The four lower Snake River dams are considered an impediment to endangered salmon and steelhead trying to reach more than 5,000 miles of their historic habitat upstream. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

Salmon, Climate Change Cast Doubt on Future of Dams

A major federal court decision requires reassessment of four dams on the Lower Snake River in Washington, and may set a precedent for others. The dams block access to some 5,500 miles of historic salmon spawning. ALMOST FROM THE moment they were ...

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Take Action to Protect Eel River Flows

We need your help. Under orders from the State Water Board and federal fisheries managers, the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) is rewriting the rules that govern stream flows in the Russian River watershed. (Click here to learn more about the ...

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Chief Caleen Sisk of the Winnemem Wintu | Photo: Christopher McLeod

A Native Plan to Restore the Winter Run Chinook

California is well known as an agricultural powerhouse, feeding the world with almonds, rice, avocados, stone fruits and wine. But long ago, from its coastal watersheds to its interior mountains, this state was shaped by another force altogether: salmon. Caleen Sisk, ...

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Water spills down the mossy face of the Copco 1 Dam, on the Klamath River outside Hornbrook. (Molly Peterson/KQED)

Removal of Klamath Dams Would Be Largest River Restoration in US History

Our metal powerboat is puttering near a bend low in the Klamath River. Morning fog pours off the hills against a flat gray sky, but we can see a fight up around a bird’s nest. “The eagles are perched up here ...

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California's Dire Drought Message Wanes, Conservation Levels Drop

Remember the California drought? It was all over the news a year ago, when the state took the unprecedented step of mandating statewide water cutbacks. The Sierra Nevada snowpack was at its lowest recorded level. Rivers and reservoirs were getting ...

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A screen grab from an undated video shows about 80 rail cars filled with flammable gas parked on tracks in Shellville just south of the intersections of Hwy 121 and 8th Street East. | SMART

SMART Prevents More Deliveries of Gas-Filled Cars to Shellville

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit Authority prevented a North Coast freight operator from delivering a dozen more rail cars filled with an estimated 396,000 gallons of flammable gas to a storage site south of Sonoma, escalating tensions between the rail ...

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Switzerland's Grimsel reservoir dam, which provides hydroelectric power; a new study suggests reservoirs contribute more than had been known to greenhouse gases

Reservoirs are a Major Source of Global Greenhouse Gases, Scientists Say

Countries around the world are trying to get their greenhouse gas emissions under control — to see them inch down, percentage point by percentage point, from where they stood earlier in the century. If everybody gets on board, and shaves ...

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A screen grab from an undated video shows about 80 rail cars filled with flammable gas parked on tracks in Shellville just south of the intersections of Hwy 121 and 8th Street East. | SMART

Officials Raise Alarm Over 2.4 Million Gallons of Flammable Gas Parked in Rail Cars South of Sonoma

The storage of approximately 2.4 million gallons of liquefied petroleum gas in dozens of rail cars south of Sonoma is raising public safety concerns and demands that the hazardous material be removed immediately. About 80 rail cars filled with flammable gas ...

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Eel River PSA, By: Alice DiMicele, featuring Vince Herman

Pacific Lamprey spawning in the Eel River on April 18, 2015

Footage by Dustin Revel

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