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Plastic pollution in lakes provides a habitat for microscopic algae, research finds

Plastic pollution in freshwater lakes can become an established habitat for microscopic algae within just two weeks, according to new research.
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Genetic mapping boosts hopes for restoring prized lake trout

Scientists have traced the genetic makeup of lake trout, a feat that should boost efforts to rebuild populations of the prized fish in the Great Lakes and other North American waters where they've been hammered by invasive species, overfishing and pollution.

Climate

Saved by a bucket, but can the Owens pupfish survive?

The Owens pupfish, a small blue fish native to the springs in the California desert, was spared from extinction on an August afternoon in 1969 by Phil Pister and his two buckets.

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Climate

Heat wave killed marine wildlife en masse

An early estimate points to a huge die-off along the Pacific Coast, and scientists say rivers farther inland are warming to levels that could be lethal for some kinds of salmon.
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Climate

Heat wave killed marine wildlife en masse

An early estimate points to a huge die-off along the Pacific Coast, and scientists say rivers farther inland are warming to levels that could be lethal for some kinds of salmon.
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Climate

Heat wave killed marine wildlife en masse

An early estimate points to a huge die-off along the Pacific Coast, and scientists say rivers farther inland are warming to levels that could be lethal for some kinds of salmon.
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In the Andes, bright colors tell the dark story of a dying lake

Bolivia's Lake Uru Uru faces an uncertain future: a growing city, toxic runoff, and drought worsened by climate change.
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Climate

Biden’s Chance to Save the Everglades

Reviving the South Florida ecosystem enjoys bipartisan support and deserves federal funding.
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Climate

Uncontrolled Glass Fire still raging in Napa Valley, Calistoga and Santa Rosa: ‘Like a bomb went off’

The wind-whipped Glass and Zogg fires grew overnight with no containment. Flare-ups also forced evacuations in Paradise and Magalia.
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Energy

Chad halts lake's world heritage status request over oil exploration

Chad has asked to suspend an application for world heritage site status for Lake Chad to explore oil and mining opportunities in the region, it can be revealed.

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Climate

Melting glaciers are filling unstable lakes. And they're growing

A census of the world’s glacial lakes shows there are more than there used to be, and their water volume is growing.
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Climate

Gold vs. salmon: An Alaska mine project just got a boost

The Trump Administration, rejecting concerns over the risks to Alaska’s fishery, cleared the way on Friday for the Pebble Mine.
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Toxics

Study finds pharmaceuticals, other chemicals in remote Minnesota lakes

A study has found pharmaceuticals and other chemicals in remote lakes in and around the Grand Portage Indian Reservation in northeastern Minnesota.
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Climate

Your local lake stores a surprising amount of carbon in its depths

Carbon dioxide and methane are potent greenhouse gases. On land, soils store a huge amount of carbon - about twice as much as the atmosphere - but they're not the only terrestrial carbon sink.

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Toxics

The freshwater giants are dying

Overharvesting and habitat loss endanger most of the world’s freshwater “megafauna.” But many species may yet be saved.
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