Water polluted with pesticides could be a major contributor to the decline
of salmon in the Northwest, according to a new report by fisheries biologist
Richard Ewing, Ph.D.
The report, "Diminishing Returns: Salmon Decline and Pesticides,"
says that scientists and policymakers have overlooked the role that pesticide-caused
water pollution has had on the decline of salmon. The report lists several
ways that pesticides affect salmon and offers seven recommendations …