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Biden deal with tribes promises $200M for Columbia River salmon reintroduction

Sep. 21, 2023 22:52 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Biden administration has pledged over $200 million toward reintroducing salmon in the Upper Columbia River Basin in an agreement with tribes that includes a stay on litigation for 20 years. The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, the Coeur...

More wild Atlantic salmon found in U.S. rivers than any time in the past decade, officials say

Sep. 06, 2023 12:53 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The last wild Atlantic salmon that return to U.S. rivers have had their most productive year in more than a decade, raising hopes they may be weathering myriad ecological threats. Officials counted more than 1,500 of the salmon in the Penobscot River, which...