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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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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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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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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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Toxics

A lake in crisis

Battling 'putrid' outbreaks on the Adirondack park's eastern flank, New York and Vermont advocates struggle to reduce phosphorus pollution in Lake Champlain.

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Climate

A lake with stingless jellyfish and hints of hotter seas

For divers, the millions of harmless jellyfish in an Indonesian lake are must-see novelties. For scientists, the warmer, more acidic and less oxygenated water is “a projection of our future climate.”
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Climate

Abby Seiff: At a Cambodian lake, a climate crisis unfolds

A trifecta of climate change, hydropower dams and illegal fishing are threatening the Tonle Sap, and the people who rely on its fish.
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This carnivorous plant invaded New York. That may be its only hope

The waterwheel lives a double life: facing extinction in its native habitat even as it creeps into places where it doesn’t belong.
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Toxics

Lake Tahoe's waters getting clearer thanks to efforts to reduce pollution

Twenty years ago, pollution draining into Lake Tahoe were reducing the lake's clarity by one foot per year. People visiting Lake Tahoe used to be able to see over 97 feet into the water, but by 1997, people could only see 64 feet -- an all-time low.

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Climate

Algae bloom fouls N.J.’s largest lake, indicating broader crisis

Climate change has added urgency to the debates over stormwater management around Lake Hopatcong.
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Removing tiny shrimp may help climate-proof Lake Tahoe’s clarity

Lake Tahoe, with its iconic blue waters straddling the borders of Nevada and California, continues to face a litany of threats related to climate change. But a promising new project to remove tiny, invasive shrimp could be a big step toward climate-proofing its famed lake clarity.
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A big green turnaround

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The push for standing forest protections in US climate policy

Researchers say "proforestation" policies are the fastest and most effective way to draw excess CO2 out of the atmosphere.

Op-ed: Could paint be harming your health?

An endocrine-disrupting chemical lurks in paint – but safer options are available.

Op-ed: A push for answers about the environmental causes of child cancer

A first-of-its kind study aims to tease out the link between pollution and cancer in children.

Unplugged: Abandoned oil and gas wells leave the ocean floor spewing methane

The Gulf of Mexico is littered with tens of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells, and toothless regulation leaves climate warming gas emissions unchecked.

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