Nation & World

March 16, 2013 12:00 AM

Climate emerges as hot issue in Columbia River Treaty talks with Canada

When Eisenhower signed the treaty with Canada as one of his last official acts in 1961, global warming did not rank as a public concern. Fifty-two years later, it’s a different story. The treaty created a system of dams for flood control and electricity, but changing weather might mean fewer fish and might damage the river’s ability to feed the turbines that produce hydropower for the two nations. Consequently, environmentalists want climate change to take center stage as U.S. and Canadian officials try to decide whether to extend the treaty.

Related content

Comments

Videos

More Videos

In Harnett, death by Taser 05:51

In Harnett, death by Taser

Truckers are looking out for sex trafficking 02:02

Truckers are looking out for sex trafficking

Target manager asked about bathroom policy 02:31

Target manager asked about bathroom policy

Dog attacks butterfly as horrified owner captures it on video 00:28

Dog attacks butterfly as horrified owner captures it on video

Why it's hard to keep the pounds off 03:01

Why it's hard to keep the pounds off

Texting and driving: Amanda Clark's story 05:59

Texting and driving: Amanda Clark's story

2 drown in Lake Manatee 01:25

2 drown in Lake Manatee

Who could, should or won't be Trump's veep 01:29

Who could, should or won't be Trump's veep

The Prince of infectious pop 02:02

The Prince of infectious pop

Share Video

Nation & World Videos