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‘The Canary in the Coal Mine’: Most Olympic Peninsula Glaciers Will Disappear by 2070

A recent study projects that climate change will cause most glaciers on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State to disappear by 2070, threatening water resources, ecosystems, and tourism.

by |November 11, 2022

Declining Salmon Lead Eagles to Seek Out Food in Washington’s Agricultural Areas

As warming streams reduce the populations of chum salmon in northwest Washington, bald eagles are exploring adjacent farmland for alternative foods.

by |August 30, 2022

Glaciers Can Mean the Difference Between Life and Death for Salmon During Heatwaves

A new study discovered that glaciers are vital for buffering stream temperatures and protecting species like salmon during extreme summer heatwaves.

by |July 7, 2022

When National Policy Stalled, This Community Took Climate Action Into Its Own Hands

Scientists, policymakers, and Indigenous tribes in Whatcom County, Washington, are working to address climate change within their communities and across the state.

by |May 19, 2022
The Tulsequah Glacier, British Columbia

Melting Glaciers Could Produce More Than 3,000 Miles of New Pacific Salmon Habitat

Once filled with ice, glacial valleys are now flowing with water in a warming climate, opening up new habitat for the Pacific salmon and revealing opportunities for a modern-day gold rush in parts of British Columbia and Alaska, a new study finds.

by |March 1, 2022
On the floor of the state legislature, Representative Debra Lekanoff stands and waves.

Representative Debra Lekanoff Works to Protect Washington’s Communities, Both Human and Salmon

GlacierHub interviews Debra Lekanoff, the only Native American woman currently serving in Washington’s state legislature.

by |February 11, 2021

Rising Water Temperatures Could Be A Death Sentence For Pacific Salmon

A new report shows a dire situation for salmon in Washington State. Populations are reeling from habitat loss, flooding and the repercussions of climate change.

by |February 10, 2021
Three salmon, summer chum and chinook, swim at the bottom of a rocky river.

Local Action Leads to Salmon Comeback in Washington’s Hood Canal

Work by tribal, state, and non-governmental organizations in Washington State have brought endangered summer chum salmon populations to potential de-listing levels.

by |November 12, 2020
mendenhall glacier

Controversial Alaskan Mine Receives a Push From the Trump Administration

A proposed rare earth element mine on a mountainous island in Alaska is at the center of a geopolitical conflict and an environmental crisis.

by |September 30, 2020
A team examines salmon along the Koyukuk River.

Warming Rivers Are Causing Die-Offs Among Alaska Salmon

As salmon suffer in Alaska’s warming snow- and rain-fed rivers, some scientists are looking to glaciers to predict the future of these fish.

by |September 6, 2019