Mongabay, Jan 7, 2013
Dams create a largely impenetrable barrier for fish even when the dams were installed with specially-built passages, according to a new study in Conservation Letters...The result has been a decimation of U.S. fisheries, food production, and wildlife across the river systems.
"Once these rivers supported tens of millions of pounds of biomass of these species and provided valuable protein to a growing nation," noted another co-author, Karin Limburg, with the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
THE SALMON CANNON WILL LAUNCH LIVE FISH OVER DAMS http://gizmodo.com/the-salmon-cannon-will-launch-live-fish-over-dams-1619663734
"SALMON - RUNNING THE GAUNTLET"
Full Episode - PBS Nature
Our once great runs of salmon are now conceived in laboratories, raised in tanks, driven in trucks, and farmed in pens. Here we go beyond the ongoing debate over how to save an endangered species. In its exposure of a wildly creative, hopelessly complex, and stunningly expensive approach to managing salmon, the film reveals one of the most ambitious plans ever conceived for taking the reins of the planet. Watch the full episode.http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/salmon-running-the-gauntlet/video-full-episode/6620/
-▶ GIVING THANKS TO SALMON: SUSTAINERS OF THE GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST http://ow.ly/mITrI
May 2013 - Solutions Magazine
-▶ THE RETURN OF THE SALMON: HOW ONE DAM'S REMOVAL HAS TRANSFORMED OUR APPROACH TO NATURE http://thesolutionsjournal.com/node/22131
DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS:
BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION
Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated
August 22, 2013 TerraDaily
-▶ DAMS DESTABILIZE RIVER FOOD WEBS: LESSONS FROM THE GRAND CANYON http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Dams_destabilize_river_food_webs_Lessons_from_the_Grand_Canyon_999.html
-▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT THREATENS COHO SALMON WITH EXTINCTION http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/California-drought-threatens-coho-salmon-with-5175736.php
Alternet, January 20, 2014
-▶ ALASKAN COPPER MINE COULD DESTROY THE WORLD'S LARGEST WILD SALMON RUN, SAYS EPA http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/copper-mine-could-destroy-worlds-largest-wild-salmon-run?akid=11427.237541.SV5Uzp&rd=1&src=newsletter950229&t=14
Living on Earth, December 13, 2013
-▶ THE ICONIC SALMON http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00050&segmentID=6
April 22, 2013 Inter Press Service
-▶ ICELAND DAM PROJECT PLAYS DICE WITH NATURE, AND LOSES
Since the controversial Karahnjukar dam in East Iceland was brought into operation in 2006, conditions in the downstream Lagarfljot lake have become much worse, according to information gathered...
The salmon stock has virtually disappeared and the trout population has decreased by 80 percent. The colour of the lake has changed and become much darker due to all the sediment and suspended sediment emanating from the glacial river that now runs into the lake. The capacity for photosynthesis by algae and other plants has decreased as so little light penetrates due to the sediments in the lake. And the plant biota as a whole has declined.
Besides the decline in the fish population, some birds are also being affected, both because there is less for them to eat and because their habitats are being destroyed... http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/04/iceland-project-plays-dice-with-nature-and-loses/
April 22, 2013 - International Rivers
"DAMOCRACY THE MOVIE"
December 8, 2012 - Mongabay
-▶ DAMS ARE RAPIDLY DAMNING THE AMAZON http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1208-raisg-amazon-dams.html#z4PLhoBPx4vBhZD0.02
August 27, 2013 - World Wildlife Fund
-▶ MEKONG DAMS COULD ROB MILLIONS OF THEIR PRIMARY PROTEIN SOURCE http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?uNewsID=206033
ELWHA RIVER DAM
FREEING A RIVER TO IT'S FORMER GLORY: A GRAND EXPERIMENT http://sco.lt/51kuO1
June 21, 2013 Living on Earth:
-▶ HELPING FISH RETURN TO THE ELWHA RIVER - NOT SO EASY http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00025&
Guardian Environment, October 12, 2013
▶ BRITAIN'S LOST RIVERS RESURRECTED AND FREED TO GO WITH THE FLOW http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/13/britain-lost-rivers
NOAA FISHERIES, February 17, 2014
RESTORING FISHERIES THROUGH HABITAT RESTORATION
THE LIFEBLOOD OF BOTH HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES