The environmental conditions of the Great Lakes have been a great concern over the past decades, but 2015 proved to be a year rife with ecological challenges, especially in the case of Lake Erie. Throughout the Rust Belt, almost a century of environmental pollution, heavy lake-effect precipitation and recent climate change shifts have resulted in … Continue reading Ohio calls for help as Lake Erie continues to suffer from toxic algae
We have heard a lot about global warming and its impact on tropical rainforests – however, this phenomenon can have dramatic effects on temperate rainforests as well. A recent study published in BioScience examined the repercussions of glacier melt in temperate rainforest ecosystems, and how climate change will drive the future of nearshore aquatic ecology.
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine recently conducted two studies that showed how dire our worldwide resources for groundwater really are. By utilizing information from the NASA Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment satellite technology, UCI scientists were able to determine that a sizable portion of global groundwater basins are "rapidly draining," and human consumption … Continue reading One-third of global groundwater basins in peril
Scientists onboard a NOAA research vessel are beginning a survey of what could be the largest toxic algae bloom ever recorded off the West Coast. Click on the link to view the complete article at Seattletimes.com.