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Out of the Frying Pan?

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Science  18 Nov 2011:
Vol. 334, Issue 6058, pp. 890-891
DOI: 10.1126/science.334.6058.890

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Despite the continuing rise in dam removals, not all long-term trends are good news for salmon. Climate change and ocean acidification, according to recent studies, threaten to wipe out possible gains and could push many salmon runs to extinction by the end of this century. A new climate-modeling effort called the Riverscape Analysis Project finds that climate change will affect rivers throughout the Pacific Rim.