Ed Schoenfeld

CoastAlaska
Environment
2:39 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

B.C. Mine Dam Break Threatens Northwest Salmon Fisheries

Silty water from the breached Mount Polley Mine dam floods a downstream creek and road Monday.
Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre

A dam break at a central British Columbia mine could threaten salmon fisheries in the Pacific Northwest.

Mount Polley is an open-pit copper and gold mine roughly 400 miles north of Seattle. A dam holding back water and silt leftover from the mining process broke Monday, releasing enough material to fill more than 2,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

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Bald Eagle Collision
9:30 am
Thu August 25, 2011

Pilots recognized for quick response to eagle collision

Air Line Pilots Association President Capt. Lee Moak, Alaska Airlines Capt. Steve Cleary, and Alaska Airlines First Officer Michael Hendrix.
Air Line Pilots Association Flickr

Two Washington pilots are getting recognition for safely handling a jet that collided with an eagle last year. One of the plane's engines exploded when the bird flew into it.

Alaska Airlines Captain Steve Cleary of Federal Way and First Officer Michael Hendrix of Seattle won the Superior Airmanship Award from the Airline Pilots Association.

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Fisheries study
5:33 pm
Tue July 26, 2011

Genetically modified Atlantic salmon can breed with wild fish

New study shows that genetically modified Atlantic salmon can mate with their wild counter parts.
Don Taylor Flickr

A new study of genetically-modified Atlantic salmon shows they can breed with their wild counterparts. Critics worry escaped farmed fish could weaken wild stocks.

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