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Uprooted trees, muddied water with a silvery sheen, fish belly-up on the surface. There was something essentially un-Canadian about the first galling photos to emerge out of Mount Polley, British Columbia, where a copper and gold mine's tailings pond — a containment...

source: Maclean's

Dams are one of the biggest problems for fish that undertake migrations, like salmon. If a big wall blocks the route to breeding or feeding grounds, that can spell doom for the fish. And the existing mitigation measures, such as fish ladders, aren't very effective solutions....

source: Smithsonian

It turns out that sunscreen could be hurting our environment. Scientists have found that when certain sunblock ingredients wash off our skin and into the sea, they can become toxic to some of the ocean's tiniest denizens, which are the basis of the food chain for many other...

source: Science World Report

A new NOAA nationwide analysis shows that between 1996 and 2011, 64,975 square miles in coastal regions — an area larger than the state of Wisconsin — experienced changes in land cover, including a decline in wetlands...

source: NOAA

Not long ago, the idea that climate change could prompt whole ecosystems to move was introduced to researchers as "climate velocity." It's meant to show how quickly trees, plants and animals will have to migrate to find friendly...

source: Scientific American

Fracking's impact on animals is still largely unknown, which scientists see as a real problem given that business is booming. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no signs of stopping. Between 2005 and 2013, some 82,000 fracking wells were drilled into the shale deposits...

source: Nature World News


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