10 Feb '12, 12pm

Lexicon of Sustainability: Salmon-safe via @grist

Lexicon of Sustainability: Salmon-safe via @grist

Editor’s note : This is your weekly installment of images from Douglas Gayeton and Laura Howard-Gayeton’s Lexicon of Sustainability. We’ll be running one image every Friday this winter, so stay tuned. If you have your own sustainability terms, you can add them yourself to the Lexicon of Sustainability . Click for a larger version. Any discussion about the sustainability of salmon is no longer limited to analyzing the numbers of fish pulled from the sea. Each winter, salmon return to rivers and creeks in the Pacific Northwest to spawn, but if these waterways are impacted by surburban spawl or pollution from agricultural runoff (as shown here), their numbers are dramatically reduced. In some cases, salmon simply don’t return to spawn at all. Founded by river and native fish protection organization Pacific Rivers Council, Salmon-Safe is an environmental certification organiza...

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