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Feds Find Willamette Wake Surfing May Hurt Salmon 
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has informed the Oregon State Marine Board that wake surfing on the Willamette River poses a potential threat to fish populations, specifically threatened salmon and steelhead. To permit such fish to be endangered would be a violation of the Endangered Species Act. (As noted above, in Paddlesports and the Outdoors, the OSMB is currently considering placing limits on wake surfing in the Newberg Pool area.) OPB has this story: https://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-willamette-river-wake-surfing-salmon-harm-regulations/

State’s Response to Radioactive Dumping “A Joke” 
After it was discovered that some 2 million pounds of radioactive waste was illegally dumped in an Oregon landfill, the State of Oregon’s response has allowed the perpetrators to avoid any meaningful consequences. The Oregonian elaborates: https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2020/02/oregons-response-to-illegal-radioactive-waste-dumping-is-a-joke.html

Fragmented Habitat, Fractured Ecosystems, and Wildlife in Florida 
Rampant development has gripped Florida for decades upon decades, and the environment has paid a steep price. Taking a deep dive into the plight of the state’s Florida Wildlife Corridor, The Bitter Southerner exposes the realities on the ground, in the Sunshine State: https://bittersoutherner.com/a-corridor-runs-through-it-everglades

Solar Storms Found to Impair Whale Navigation 
Recent research points to solar storms, a.k.a. geomagnetic storms, as navigational disruptors affecting the migration of grey whales. The conclusions come from analyzing decades of data. The Smithsonian explains: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/solar-storms-might-throw-migrating-whales-course-180974278/