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Rising CO2 levels threaten aquatic life, studies show

a shoal of fish off the coast of queensland, australia
A shoal of fish off the coast of Queensland, Australia (Flickr/ robdownunder)

Both marine and freshwater species are affected by acidifying water in ways that disrupt the entire food web, scientists warn

January 18, 2018 — New studies warn that global warming is not good news for aquatic life, putting at risk the creatures both of the seas and of inland waterways. Continue reading Rising CO2 levels threaten aquatic life, studies show

20 States Suffer From Toxic Algae, And We’re Doing Little To Stop It

lake erie
A toxic algae bloom along the shore of Lake Erie contaminated the Toledo area’s water supply in 2014. Dozens of other communities had similar trouble with algae this summer. (Photo by Ty Wright for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

We have the resources, but Big Ag is dragging its feet

September 10, 2016 — Thick, massive cakes of smelly green toxic algae bubbled up along beaches and rivers in South Florida’s coastal communities this summer. It was so serious, authorities declared a state of emergency.  Continue reading 20 States Suffer From Toxic Algae, And We’re Doing Little To Stop It