Estuaries 3: How Farming Impacts Salmon Territory

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A new battle is emerging over salmon in the Pacific Northwest. Efforts to save certain species of the fish from extinction have focused largely on the damage caused by logging, dams, and urban development. But now, scientists are assessing agriculture’s toll, in particular, the impact of farming on estuaries, the places where rivers flow into the sea. In the next installment of our series on America’s estuaries, Living on Earth’s Terry FitzPatrick explores efforts to reclaim land for the benefit of fish.

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