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Evolutionary biologists have long studied how the Mexican tetra, a drab fish that lives in rivers and creeks but has...
Victorian astronomers spent countless hours laboriously charting the positions of stars in the sky. Such sky mapping,...
In an ambitious project to study 1000 years of sickness and health, researchers are excavating the graveyard of the now...
Stefan Behnisch has won awards for designing science labs and other buildings that are smart, sustainable, and...
The iconic 125-year-old Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton near San Jose, California, is facing the threat of closure...
Recent results from the Curiosity Mars rover have helped scientists formulate a plan for the next phase of its mission...
A new, remarkably powerful drug that cripples the hepatitis C virus (HCV) came to market last week, but it sells for $...
In pretoothbrush populations, gumlines would often be marred by a thick, visible crust of calcium phosphate, food...
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Salmon Plan Under Scrutiny, Again
6 March 2009 2:44 pm
The most powerful person in the Pacific Northwest this afternoon isn’t Washington Governor Christine Gregoire or Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski. It’s U.S. District Judge James Redden, who hears legal arguments today in Portland over the federal government’s latest plan to save endangered salmon in the Columbia and Snake rivers. Redden has rejected the last two recovery plans, after finding they failed to rely on the best available science. The Oregonian breaks down Redden’s options and reports that most insiders believe the judge will again reject the plan and require the parties to accept a design of his own making. Redden’s decision, which could mandate tearing down the four dams on the lower Snake River, is expected to affect everything from residential power bills to the amount of water available for farmers and boaters.