New comprehensive scientific analysis shows future of wild salmon, clean water at risk from mining

An important new scientific paper out today in Science Advances from 23 science and policy experts draws attention to the massive scale and scope of mining in western North America — and the many ways those estimated 3,600 active and past mines threaten some of the last remaining intact wild salmon and trout rivers in the world. The paper also highlights the ways the mining industry is falling short of ensuring the health of our wild salmon rivers, and additional measures that must be taken so that the mining boom in western North America, particularly the modern-day gold rush in British Columbia, Canada, doesn’t wipe out wild salmon populations and ways of life. Read the analysis here.

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