In the summer the salmon return in abundance to rivers all over the state. The salmon make up a large part of the food source in rural Alaska. On the road system urban anglers fill their freezers with fish every year. Commercial fishing is a huge industry here, and the fish are a food source for the wildlife.
Brown Bear Fishing for SalmonNot many places left on the planet that have that much of nature left.
In Hungary A waste reservoir at an alumina plant burst on Tuesday, unleashing a river --35.3 million cubic feet --of red chemical sludge, and leaving four people dead and another six others missing, and today the sludge is nearing the Danube River.
Now here in Alaska on the headwaters of some very critical pristine salmon streams a company Northern Dynasty Minerals wants to build a huge open pit copper, gold, and molybdenum mine. They assure us no accidents can occur and the water shed will be protected. Sure Exon didn't harm Prince William Sound, and BP is cleaning up the Gulf, even as I struggle to make a sentence.