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Washington’s Dwindling Glaciers and Water Supply

1/20/2012 // By Steve Malloch

David Lester reports in the Yakima Herald-Republic: “In the first comprehensive study of its kind, a Portland State University study has found Mount Adams’ 12 glaciers have shrunk by nearly half since 1904 and are receding faster than those of […] Read more >

Sockeye Salmon by Dan Bennett

New Hope for Northwest Salmon

12/21/2011 // By Robyn Carmichael

Western water issues are notoriously complex and the Yakima River Basin in central Washington is no exception. Here, competing demands for water have run headlong into the impacts of climate change–resulting in a severe water crisis and pushing salmon to […] Read more >

Gray wolf on the banks of the Gardner River in Yellowstone (photo by Beth Pratt)

New Report: 1 in 5 House GOP Votes Target Conservation Protections

12/15/2011 // By Miles Grant

From Theodore Roosevelt creating the National Parks System to Richard Nixon establishing the Environmental Protection Agency to George H.W. Bush signing a strengthened Clean Air Act, Republicans have a long history of supporting common sense, bipartisan solutions to problems facing […] Read more >

The Seattle Rain: A Love/Hate Relationship

12/14/2011 // By Bryn Fluharty

  Growing up in Seattle I grew to have a love of the rain. Many of my childhood memories are in one way or another associated with rain. From laying in bed listening to the pitter patter on the roof […] Read more >

Build in the floodplains, get flooded.  One tends to follow the other.

Subsidizing Danger and Killing Fish–It Ain’t Smart! Encouraging Building in Floodplains Is Dopey

12/6/2011 // By Jim Adams

Building in floodplains is very bad for salmon (and lots of other wildlife).  It takes away the habitat they need to survive.  And that is bad for people.  It also puts people in harm’s way when the floods come.  And in […] Read more >

The Life and Death of a Salmon

11/10/2011 // By Bryn Fluharty

This past weekend I was walking along the Green River. I was just outside of Auburn, WA (just south of Seattle) and enjoying the afternoon sun. This section of the river is wilder than its southern parts which are constricted […] Read more >

A cub shadowboxes in preparation for his showdown with foreign mining companies

Bears and People Vote Against Mine–Foreign Mining Giants Prepare to Ignore Them

10/20/2011 // By Jim Adams

Tuesday night, voters in Bristol Bay passed a borough initiative banning any mining project of 640 acres or more that adversely affects salmon streams in the borough. The vote was aimed directly at a proposal by two foreign mining companies–Anglo American […] Read more >

Stepping Up for Salmon

9/28/2011 // By Robyn Carmichael

Living in Seattle, the critical role that wild Alaskan salmon play in our state’s culture and economy is clear. Salmon are a staple of our regional cuisine and the source of thousands of jobs. But these benefits reach far beyond […] Read more >

Habitat Restoration: The Key to Saving Our Salmon

8/11/2011 // By Ashley Quackenbush

Entering Mount Rainier National Park I am automatically drawn to the White River; its braided, meandering channels flowing down from Emmons Glacier, sweeping through old growth forest, and Mount Rainier towering above, is a sight of true beauty. As I […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – August 5, 2011

8/5/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: Helping Farmers Who Help Wildlife August 4 – The extreme flooding of 2011 has affected thousands of […] Read more >