Water & Oceans

Nevada's Lake Mead Headed for Record Low Water Level Amid Drought

"Nevada's Lake Mead, the largest capacity reservoir in the United States, is on track to drop to its lowest water level in recorded history on Sunday as its source, the Colorado River, suffers from 14 years of severe drought, experts said on Friday."

Source: Reuters, 04/27/2015

"Visiting The Everglades, Obama Takes Swipe At Climate Change Deniers"

"President Obama used the backdrop of the Florida Everglades this Earth Day to highlight the dangers posed by a changing climate. He also took a swipe at Florida's Republican governor, who's been accused of discouraging state workers from discussing global warming."

Source: NPR, 04/23/2015

"Invasive Species Reintroduce Toxic Chemicals To Green Bay Food Web"

"Although contaminants buried in the sediments of Green Bay may be out of sight, they should not be out mind, according to research published last month in the Journal of Great Lakes Research. Two invasive species – the quagga mussel and round goby – can allow a group of toxic chemicals deposited more than 45 years ago to reenter the food web, passing them to predatory fish and possibly people."

Source: Great Lakes Echo, 04/17/2015

"Secrecy Shrouds Decade-Old Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico"

"OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO — A blanket of fog lifts, exposing a band of rainbow sheen that stretches for miles off the coast of Louisiana. From the vantage point of an airplane, it's easy to see gas bubbles in the slick that mark the spot where an oil platform toppled during a 2004 hurricane, triggering what might be the longest-running commercial oil spill ever to pollute the Gulf of Mexico."

Source: AP, 04/17/2015

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