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Biggest year for wild Atlantic salmon returns to U.S. rivers since 2011

PORTLAND, Maine — The last wild Atlantic salmon that return to U.S. rivers have had their most productive year in more than a decade, raising hopes they may be weathering myriad ecological threats. Officials counted more than 1,500 salmon in the...

 
 By Patrick Whittle    News    April 12, 2023

Coalition gives up on lawsuit against dams on Atlantic salmon rivers

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups said April 3 it is withdrawing a lawsuit against a renewable energy giant that it has accused of jeopardizing the last remaining wild Atlantic salmon in the U.S. The groups sued Brookfield...

 
 By Patrick Whittle    News    March 15, 2023

Maine dam operator accused of not protecting last Atlantic salmon run

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Environmental groups and a Native American tribe have accused the operator of a Maine hydroelectric dam of not fulfilling its obligation to protect the country’s last remaining Atlantic salmon river run. The last wild...

 

EPA uses veto power and blocks proposed Pebble Mine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took an unusually strong step Jan. 31 and blocked a proposed Alaska mine heralded by backers as the most significant undeveloped copper and gold resource in the world. The EPA based its veto on concerns over...

 

Climate change may prevent declining seafood stocks from recovering

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishing regulators and the seafood industry are grappling with the possibility that some once-profitable species that have declined with climate change might not come back. Several marketable species harvested by U.S....

 

Federal review will look at hydro dams and endangered Atlantic salmon

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government is conducting a review of four hydroelectric dams on a Maine river that could result in a lifeline for the last wild Atlantic salmon in the United States. The last of the wild salmon live in a group of...

 

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