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Friday
May212010

David James Duncan shares his views on the Columbia-Snake River system

This collection of sound bytes was shot for the Save Our Wild Salmon campaign.

Friday
May212010

EPA demands less-toxic dispersant

If it was not bad enough that new estimates say there are millions of gallons of crude spewing into the gulf every day, it appears the chemical dispersants BP has been using might be a tad toxic. Now I don't have a degree in chemistry but seems to me that anything that can break up crude would have to be similar in make up to bug and tar remover.

The move is significant, because it suggests federal officials are now concerned that the unprecedented use of chemical dispersants could pose a significant threat to the Gulf of Mexico's marine life. BP has been using two forms of dispersants, Corexit 9500A and Corexit 9527A, and so far has applied 600,000 gallons on the surface and 55,000 underwater.

 LINK ( Via: The Washington Post)

Friday
May212010

Reason #10 to make tarpon a Federal gamefish 

We won't be reading about dudes killing fish so they can get their name on a plaque somewhere in the IGFA hall of fame.

Veteran fly-fisherman Tom Evans of Wilson, Wyo., caught a potential 12-pound tippet world record tarpon of 194.1 pounds on May 10.

Evans carries an official scale on every trip for record pursuits.

LINK (Via:ESPN)

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust believes that making Atlantic tarpon (Megalops atlanticus), the “Silver King”, a Federal gamefish, is necessary to conserve tarpon for the recreational, economic and environmental benefit of present and future generations of Americans.

Friday
May212010

May Slab of the Month Entry: Truckee River Rainbow

Insanity ensues on the Truckee with Trout Unlimited's Truckee Chapter President - Stefan McLeod.

Thursday
May202010

Gulf Oil Slick Looks 'Very Scary' From Space, Cosmonaut Says 

"Just 30 minutes ago we passed over the Mexican Gulf and we took a lot of pictures of this oil spot," space station commander Oleg Kotov, a Russian cosmonaut, told reporters on Earth via a video link.

"It looks very scary," Kotov said. "It's not good. I really feel ... not good about that.

  LINK (Via: Space.com)

Thursday
May202010

The Definition of Insanity

The council says the goal of the hatchery is provide a salmon harvest for Colville tribal members whose historic fishery was wiped out by the construction of Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph dams.

LINK (Via: KATU)