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To save the orcas, do we need to demolish dams?

The show is over -- at least it’s almost over. SeaWorld has announced that next year, it will phase out its killer whale performances in…

The search for peace on Icicle Creek

Icicle Creek is born high in the Cascades, a couple miles southeast of Stevens Pass, and meanders about 30 miles southeast through the Wenatchee National…

Tribes, fishermen battle salmon-eating sea lions

This story originally appeared in the Aug. 17, 2015, edition of High Country News. Rolling whitecaps thumped against the hull of the CRITFC3 as Bobby Begay piloted…

In drought, conflict emerges between fish and man

Years ago, when a committee was putting together a groundwater management plan for Vashon Island, a consulting firm brought its groundwater expert to a public…

Fish hatcheries: A 19th century fix that won’t die

If you found yourself recently in Marblemount, say, or North Bend, it might have been a good idea to visit the cold waters of the Cascade River…

How warmer waters will affect our swimming creatures

Scientists nicknamed it “the blob” last summer. Since then the mass of water penetrating the North Pacific has become persistent in waters from Alaska to…