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Seven more California sea lions captured below Bonneville Dam, four euthanized

Trapping led by the states of Oregon and Washington below the Columbia River’s Bonneville Dam continued this week with seven California sea lions captured Tuesday, April 22.

Lower river spring Chinook fishing on hold until run update; Bonneville Dam counts building

With catch limits near, planned commercial fisheries targeting spring Chinook salmon in so-called “select areas” in the lower Columbia River estuary were rescinded and/or trimmed back in decisions made this week by Oregon and Washington.

Irrigators seek ‘God Squad’ intervention on Columbia

The responsibility of Pacific Northwest electricity consumers to pay for a plan to restore threatened and endangered salmon runs has been stretched beyond reasonable limits, according to a letter sent this month asking that the governors of Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington demand a “God Squad” assessment of the situation.

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Scientists want to breed fish to be better biters

Scientists believe hatchery fish are not as aggressive as native species

Spring Ritual: States begin trapping, euthanizing sea lions feasting on Chinook at Bonneville Dam

A total of six California sea lions known to frequent the lower Columbia River’s Bonneville Dam in the past and feast on spring chinook salmon were trapped this week and euthanized as a part of a state plan to reduce predation on fish stocks that are protected under the Endangered Species Act.

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Oregon mine illustrates problems with national law

RIDDLE — U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio on Thursday toured an abandoned copper mine in southwestern Oregon that is on the Superfund list of major pollution sites as he prepares to file legislation to overhaul the nation’s primary mining law.

UN climate report balances science, politics

BERLIN — After racing against the clock in an all-night session, the U.N.’s expert panel on climate change was putting the final touches Saturday on a scientific guide to help governments, industries and regular people take action to stop global warming from reaching dangerous levels.

Dam rangers host Earth Day clean-up

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to join its park rangers for the annual Earth Day event April 27 at The Dalles Dam Visitor Center and Seufert Park.

Oregon oil train terminal could be fined

CLATSKANIE (AP) — Oregon has proposed a $117,000 fine for an oil train terminal near Clatskanie for shipping more crude than permitted.

Idaho governor signs wolf-control bill

Officials worry about rapid population growth

TD native starts branch of conservation group

Organizational meetings set for April 1 and 10 in gorge; group to focus on sport fishing issues.

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Elk research under way at Fort Clatsop on Oregon coast

Herds benefit park ecology and story

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Extension Cord: Students learn to be stewards of the earth

Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22 and brings with it a better awareness of how we treat our planet.

County wolf panel planned; members needed

Two members of the public, either wolf recovery proponents or neutral on the issue, are needed for committee.

ODFW traps second cougar near Eugene city park

SALEM, Ore.—ODFW has trapped and euthanized a second problem cougar adjacent to Hendricks City Park in Eugene. A trap remains set for a third cougar believed to still be in the area.

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