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Latest CBB News > Archives > Dec. 16, 2005
Dec. 16, 2005

REDDEN INCLINED TO APPROVE SPILL BUT NOT MORE FLOW AUG
Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 (PST)
U.S. District Court Judge James A. Redden on Thursday said he was inclined to again order federal dam operators to spill water through July and August to facilitate juvenile salmon passage. Read More...  

FISH NUMBERS MAY REFLECT DOWNTURN IN OCEAN PRODUCTIVITY
Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 (PST)
The federal agency charged with guarding the health of Columbia River basin salmon and steelhead populations this week noted 2005's returns have been relatively strong despite what appears to be reduced ocean productivity to nourish those fishes to maturity. Read More...  

LAWSUIT CHALLENGES HATCHERY FISH POLICY IN ESA LISTINGS
Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 (PST)
Hatchery-born salmon still are not getting a fair shake in Endangered Species Act decisions, according to a complaint filed Tuesday that challenges 16 ESA listings of West Coast salmon made by NOAA Fisheries. Read More...  

OREGON GOVERNOR SEEKS SUPPORT FOR MARINE SANCTUARY
Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 (PST)
Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski Thursday sent a letter to members of the Oregon congressional delegation urging them to support his efforts to have the Oregon Coast named a National Marine Sanctuary. Read More...  

SNOWPACK FOR MOST OF COLUMBIA BASIN STILL BELOW NORMAL
Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 (PST)
A Columbia/Snake river basin snow accumulation season that began with a boom in early November has gone bust, at least temporarily, with snowpacks slumping below normal across much of the region and water supply forecasts next spring and summer falling too with each passing day. Read More...  

OREGON’S WATER QUALITY STANDARDS CHALLENGED IN COURT
Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 (PST)
Northwest Environmental Advocates this week filed a lawsuit challenging Oregon’s water quality standards, contending they pose a hazard to the state's threatened and endangered salmon. Read More...  

NOAA: 2005 ONE OF WARMEST YEARS EVER FOR U.S., WORLD
Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 (PST)
NOAA scientists report that the 2005 annual average temperature for the
contiguous United States (based on preliminary data) will likely be 1 degree Fahrenheit above the 1895-2004 mean, which will make 2005 one of the 20
warmest years on record for the country.
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