Six in 10 fish species could face reproductive failure as temperatures rise, study finds

An estimated 60 percent of fish species will struggle to reproduce in their current spawning habitats by 2100 under worst-case climate scenarios, according to a new study published in the journal Science.

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PFAS fills Yadkin-Pee Dee River food chain

N.C. State research points to pervasive PFAS that threatens ecosystem, human health and an endangered fish, the robust redhorse.

MRIs are poisoning the environment with toxic metal

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University tested river waters in Tokyo for gadolinium, a contrast agent given to patients receiving MRIs.

Even with DNA detection, Asian carp continue to evade scientists

Traces of genetic material in the environment can help researchers track the invasive species. But a positive detection doesn't always mean live fish.

American beef demand is sucking Western rivers dry

In some western river basins, over 50 percent of the water goes to cattle feed, fodder for cows that end up as burgers in major U.S. cities. To save rivers, scientists suggest paying farmers to not farm.

Scientists use agricultural waste to develop new road deicer

Scientists say they have found a more sustainable alternative to salt using grape skins and other agricultural waste.


How the world’s most widely used insecticide led to a fishery collapse

Neonicotinoids wiped out plankton and fish in a Japanese lake, and are likely harming aquatic ecosystems worldwide, new research suggests.

Exelon to pay $200 million for Chesapeake Bay cleanup

The deal with Exelon Generation to operate the Conowingo Dam is heralded by state officials and criticized by a prominent environmental group.

Mussel Woman: Biologist passes along pears of wisdom about threatened mussels

Janet Clayton has studied freshwater mussels for 30 years. Now she's passing along her knowledge -- and raising alarms -- about these endangered animals.

EPA finds low risk to human health at Superfund site near Silverton

A new study has found no serious risk to human health stemming from mines included in a Superfund site around Silverton, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.


Ireland to be first EU country to ban plastic microbeads in cleaners, Dáil told

Bill bans microparticles in soaps, shower gels, scrubs but excludes 'wear off' products.


Some waterways in Canada’s Great Lakes region now as salty as ocean: study

Road salt levels have hit new record levels in Canada's Great Lakes region, making some waterways as salty as the ocean according to new chloride maps revealed by environmental advocates.


DDT still affecting lake ecosystems 50 years after it was banned

The highly potent pesticide DDT was banned more than a half-century ago, but the toxic chemical persists in lake ecosystems and continues to impact freshwater food chains, according to a new study.

Opinion: Bill ending local CAFOs control threat to waters

Doesn't it seem a bit hypocritical that the same legislators who rail against too much government interference think it is fine for the state to override laws passed by local citizens to protect their own communities?

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With job loss and stifled development in the renewable energy sector, economists, politicians, and advocates say policy action is necessary to stay on track.

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