Water & Oceans

Flint Returns to Using Detroit Water After Lead Found in Local Supply

"More than a year after residents of Flint, Mich., were switched onto a water supply that has since been linked to rising levels of lead in the blood of some children, state and city officials abruptly reversed course, announcing on Thursday that Flint would return to its old water source."

Source: NY Times, 10/09/2015

"Scientists Say We Are ‘on Pace’ To Cause a Mass Extinction of Frogs"

"A researcher from Macquarie University in Australia has published a study examining recent extinctions within two vulnerable groups of animals — reptiles and amphibians — and the results are cause for alarm. Most notably, they indicate that approximately 200 frog species have already gone extinct, and hundreds more may be on their way out."

Source: Wash Post, 10/08/2015

"Obama Just Announced the First New Marine Sanctuaries in 15 Years"

"At the second annual Our Ocean conference, which opens today in Chile and will address challenges to marine ecosystems around the globe, world leaders will announce the extra steps they are taking to protect the world’s oceans. And the Obama administration is helping to kick things off by announcing plans to create two new marine sanctuaries — one in Maryland, and the other in Lake Michigan."

Source: Wash Post, 10/05/2015


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