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Latest CBB News > Archives > September 18, 2009
September 18, 2009

Salmon Scientists, Policymakers Focus On Emerging Issues, Data Gaps Regarding Estuary's Role
Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2010 (PST)
Recent research has dismissed the myth that the Columbia River's lower reaches are simply used as the home stretch for juvenile salmon's sprint toward the Pacific Ocean. Read More...  

Obama Administration Gives Court New Adaptive Management Plan To Bolster 2008 Salmon BiOp
Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2010 (PST)
(Revised from Sept. 15 version)

NOAA Fisheries Tuesday filed in federal court a "strengthened plan" for protecting salmon and steelhead that swim up and down the federal government's Columbia-Snake river hydropower system.
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Fall Chinook Jack Surge At Lower Granite Breaking Records; Outnumber Adult Fish
Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2010 (PST)
A peculiar trend continues at southeast Washington's Lower Granite Dam where so-called "jack" fall chinook salmon counts during September have been higher than counts of adult chinook. Read More...  

Washington State, Federal Agencies Sign Agreement On Estuary Habitat Restoration
Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2010 (PST)
Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire and federal agencies Wednesday signed an agreement intended to accelerate habitat protection and restoration in the Columbia River estuary. Read More...  

EPA Set To Impose New Restrictions On Three Pesticides To Protect NW Salmon
Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2010 (PST)
EPA last week announced that it will impose newly developed use restrictions for three "organophosphate pesticides" -- chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion -- to better protect endangered and threatened salmon and steelhead in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Read More...  

NW Research Team Studies Why Fall Chinook Overwinter In Clearwater-Snake Confluence
Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2010 (PST)
Temperature differences and slow-moving water at the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake rivers in Idaho might delay the migration of threatened juvenile salmon and allow them to grow larger before reaching the Pacific Ocean. Read More...  

Commission Picks WDFW's Interim Director Anderson As New Permanent Director
Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2010 (PST)
Phil Anderson, who has served as interim director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for more than nine months, has been chosen as the department's permanent director. Read More...  

National Research Council Calls For 'New Biology' Initiative To Accelerate Breakthroughs
Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2010 (PST)
A report released this week by the National Research Council calls on the United States to launch a new multi-agency, multiyear, and multidisciplinary initiative to capitalize on the advances recently made in biology and to accelerate new breakthroughs that could solve some of society's most pressing problems -- particularly in the areas of food, environment, energy, and health. Read More...  

Interior Secretary Launches Climate Change Initiative To Coordinate Science, Strategies
Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2010 (PST)
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar this week launched the department's strategy to address current and future impacts of climate change on America's land, water, ocean, fish, wildlife, and cultural resources. Read More...  

NOAA: Record Warm Global Ocean Surface Temperatures For August
Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2010 (PST)
The world's ocean surface temperature was the warmest for any August on record, and the warmest on record averaged for any June-August (Northern Hemisphere summer/Southern Hemisphere winter) season according to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. The preliminary analysis is based on records dating back to 1880. Read More...  
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