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Four Dams Coming Down on the Klamath River!

By Jonathan J. Cooper, The Associated Press Endangered salmon blocked for nearly a century from hundreds of miles of the Klamath River in Oregon and California are expected to return en masse under unusual agreements signed Wednesday to tear down four hydroelectric dams. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, who signed agreements with the governors of both … Continue reading Four Dams Coming Down on the Klamath River!

Yurok Tribe Bans GMOs and Frankenfish

By Dan Bacher / Intercontinental Cry Featured image: Salmon Barbecue at the 53rd Klamath Salmon Festival (photo: Yurok Tribe/Facebook) The Yurok Tribe, the largest Indian Tribe in California with over 6,000 members, has banned genetically engineered salmon and all Genetically Engineered Organisms (GEOs) on their reservation on the Klamath River in the state’s northwest region.  … Continue reading Yurok Tribe Bans GMOs and Frankenfish

Judge sides with Hoopa Valley and Yurok Tribe scientists, preventing Klamath fish kill

  By Dan Bacher / Intercontinental Cry A federal judge on Aug. 26 denied a request by the San Luis Delta Mendota Water Authority and Westlands Water District for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against the higher supplemental flows from Trinity Reservoir being released to stop a fish kill on the lower Klamath River. The … Continue reading Judge sides with Hoopa Valley and Yurok Tribe scientists, preventing Klamath fish kill