As Glaciers Retreat, Mining Companies Stake Claims In New Salmon Habitat

A river flowing through a landscape of melting glaciers in B.C.’s Taku watershed. Jonathan Moore

The retreat of glaciers along the B.C.-Alaska border opens up thousands of new kilometers of potential salmon habitat and could offer a refuge from hotter rivers to the south. However, according to new research, those salmon could be swimming into direct conflict with mining companies looking to cash in on a new rush for gold.

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