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Tackling the Climate Challenge

Salmon need a healthy climate and resilient habitats

Protecting wild salmon depends on a two-pronged approach to climate that stops carbon production and builds resilience in our rivers and watersheds

Like everything else, successful salmon restoration efforts in the Columbia and Snake Rivers depends on a healthy climate. Our strategies must meet the needs of wild salmon and also help tackle the climate challenge we all face together. The law and the science are clear: the federal Columbia Basin hydro-system must make some major changes and share the river with endangered wild salmon and steelhead populations. Fortunately, the Pacific Northwest today has the energy resources and expertise to replace reductions in hydro-system generation in order to protect salmon with affordable, carbon-free energy sources.

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December 07, 2018

Columbia Basin Bulletin: Federal Climate Report Suggests More Warm Years Such…

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Friday, November 30, 2018 In 2015, low river flow conditions, coupled with high air temperatures and warm water in the Snake and Columbia rivers and their tributaries from mid-June to mid-July, resulted in the highest mainstem water temperatures recorded in… Read More
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September 17, 2018

KNKX: How Washington's Last Coal Plant Could Become State's Largest Solar…

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By Geoffrey Redick <http://www.knkx.org/people/geoffrey-redick>, Bellamy Pailthorp <http://www.knkx.org/people/bellamy-pailthorp> & Ed Ronco <http://www.knkx.org/people/ed-ronco> September 15, 2018 There's one coal-fired power plant left in Washington state.… Read More
September 03, 2018

Hot Water Report 2018 - August 31

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INTRODUCTION Welcome to the Lower Snake and Columbia River Hot Water Report, week nine. This weekly report presents the conditions on the Lower Snake and Columbia Rivers via graphs, analyses, and stories. We have been tracking the rivers as they become too… Read More
August 28, 2018

Hot Water Report 2018 - August 24

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INTRODUCTION Welcome to the Lower Snake and Columbia River Hot Water Report, week seven. This weekly report presents the conditions on the Lower Snake and Columbia Rivers via graphs, analyses, and stories. We have been tracking the rivers as they become too… Read More
August 13, 2018

Hot Water Report - August 10

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INTRODUCTION Welcome to the Lower Snake and Columbia River Hot Water Report, week seven. This weekly report presents the conditions on the Lower Snake and Columbia Rivers via graphs, analyses, and stories. We have been tracking the rivers as they become too… Read More
August 11, 2018

CBB: River Managers Opt To Save Cool Dworshak Water For Upcoming…

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August 10, 2018 With air temperatures expected to exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit this week in the Clearwater and Snake river basin, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Monday increased flows of cold water from Dworshak Dam from about 10,000 cubic feet per second… Read More
August 11, 2018

CBB: Hot Water Temperatures Prompt Oregon/Washington To Close Deschutes, Yakima…

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Friday, August 10, 2018 Rising water temperatures and poor passage are causing Oregon and Washington fishery managers to shut down fishing at the mouth of the Deschutes River in Oregon and the mouth of the Yakima River in Washington. Oregon closed to all… Read More
August 07, 2018

Hot Water Report 2018 - August 3

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INTRODUCTION Welcome to the Lower Snake and Columbia River Hot Water Report, week six. This weekly report presents the conditions on the Lower Snake and Columbia Rivers via graphs, analyses, and stories. We have been tracking the rivers as they become too hot… Read More
July 30, 2018

Hot Water Report 2018 - July 27

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INTRODUCTION Welcome to the Lower Snake and Columbia River Hot Water Report, week five. This weekly report will present the conditions on the Lower Snake and Columbia Rivers via graphs, analyses, and stories. We’ll track the rivers as they become too hot for… Read More
July 23, 2018

Hot Water Report 2018 - July 20

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INTRODUCTION Welcome to the Lower Snake and Columbia River Hot Water Report, week four. This weekly report presents the conditions on the Lower Snake and Columbia Rivers via graphs, analyses, and stories. We’ll track the rivers as they become too hot for… Read More

Jul 20, 2018 - HOT WATER REPORTS - COMPILED (2018 and 2016)

Jul 16, 2018 - Hot Water Report 2018 - July 13

Jul 16, 2018 - CBB: With Temps Rising, Corps Cools Snake River With Dworshak Water To Aid Endangered Snake River Sockeye

Jul 9, 2018 - Hot Water Report 2018 - July 5

Jun 21, 2018 - Hot Water Report 2018 - June 28

May 16, 2018 - Wild Salmon & Steelhead News – May/June 2018 issue

May 10, 2018 - Spokesman Review Guest Opinion: Dam study reveals raft of benefits

May 10, 2018 - NW Fishletter #381: NW Energy Coalition Commissions Study To Replace Energy From Snake River Dams

May 8, 2018 - Idaho Statesman: Chasing the salmon downstream to get an early fishing season

Apr 23, 2018 - Tri-City Herald Guest Opinion: Guest Opinion: Dam replacement study reveals new opportunities

Apr 23, 2018 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Think tank slams dam-breaching study

Apr 3, 2018 - For Immediate Release: Press Statement - Salmon Extinction or Restoration? Putting the Lower Snake River Dam Power Replacement Study in context

Mar 3, 2018 - Wild Salmon & Steelhead News - February/March 2018

Dec 10, 2017 - CBB: Agencies Outline NEPA/EIS Progress Evaluating Columbia/Snake River Uses, Improvements For Fish

Nov 19, 2017 - CBB: Council Hears Presentation On How California’s Booming Renewables Affecting BPA Revenues

Nov 13, 2017 - NewsDeeply: Why Hydroelectric Utilities Are Endangered by Soaring Solar and Wind

Oct 8, 2017 - Idaho Statesman: Acidic oceans and warm rivers that kill Idaho’s salmon might be norm in 50 years

Sep 25, 2017 - NRDC: New Study Offers Way Out of Hot Water & Salmon Crisis

Aug 25, 2017 - High Country News: States restrict chinook fisheries

Aug 18, 2017 - Seattle Times: Warm-water conditions in the Columbia and Snake Rivers are challenging cold water salmon and steelhead — and the problem is likely to get worse because of climate change.

May 29, 2017 - Washington Post Guest Opinion: Three Republican EPA administrators: Trump is putting us on a dangerous path

Dec 7, 2016 - NW Fishletter #364: NWEC Panel Explores Replacing Power From Lower Snake River Dams

Aug 16, 2016 - Hot Water Report 2016 (8.16.2016)

Aug 9, 2016 - Hot Water Report 2016 (8.9.2016)

Aug 8, 2016 - SOS Blog: Wild Salmon and Climate Change: The Law*

Aug 2, 2016 - Hot Water Report 2016 (8.2.2016)

Jul 26, 2016 - Hot Water Report 2016 (7.26.2016)

Jul 6, 2016 - Hot Water Report 2016 (7.6.2016)

Jul 1, 2016 - CBB: Steps Taken To Cool Warming Lower Snake, Reduce Thermal Blocks As Large Basin Sockeye Return Heads Upstream (2)

Jun 30, 2016 - Hot Water Report 2016

Jun 25, 2016 - WAPO: Obama’s advisers just dismantled a key myth about the future of clean energy (2)

Jun 25, 2016 - CBB: Hot Summer. Will Sockeye Get Slammed Again? (2)

Jul 28, 2015 - Lewiston Tribune: Sockeye salmon in hot water

Sep 3, 2013 - Summer 2013 – Hot water alert No. 7

Sep 2, 2013 - Summer 2013 – Hot water alert No. 6

Aug 20, 2013 - Summer 2013 – Hot water alert No. 5

Aug 14, 2013 - Summer 2013 – Hot water alert No. 4

Aug 5, 2013 - Summer 2013 – Hot water alert No. 3

Jul 30, 2013 - Summer 2013 – Hot water alert No. 2

Jul 23, 2013 - Summer 2013 – Hot water alert No. 1

Jul 3, 2013 - The Lower Snake River is heating up.

May 16, 2013 - Climate Change Prevention and Care

Apr 22, 2013 - The Oregonian: A 21st-century blueprint for saving Oregon species from climate change

Apr 12, 2013 - Fires, Sediment, Salmon and Taxpayers

Mar 29, 2013 - Light in the River Program 2013

Mar 29, 2013 - Light in the River Reports

Oct 29, 2012 - A Northwest first – wind over water!

Aug 30, 2012 - Boil On Columbia

Apr 5, 2012 - BPA stifling opportunities for salmon, wind, and jobs

Aug 12, 2011 - Wind farm set to power 100,000 homes taking shape in Washington

Jul 28, 2011 - Sustainable Business Oregon: New challenges emerge in wind vs. water debate

Jul 21, 2011 - North American Wind Power: Salmon Group Wades Into Pacific Northwest Curtailment Battle

May 13, 2011 - Don't let BPA squander clean energy jobs and innovation.

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