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Saving a Sea Monkey Sanctuary

As the Great Salt Lake in Utah shrinks, locals are working to preserve its critical brine shrimp fishery—along with the other entities that flourish in the lake’s strange, saline beauty.

The water has turned a shocking shade of magenta in this Hawaii refuge

Water at the Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge, one of the few coastal salt marshes on the island of Maui, has been bright pink since at least October 30.

Climate change disrupts seasonal flow of rivers

Climate change is disrupting the seasonal flow of rivers in the far northern latitudes of America, Russia and Europe.

‘This is weird’: Experts ‘shocked’ by record-breaking longevity of Death Valley’s phantom lake

A temporary lake at Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park has persisted for more than six months, which is far longer than it has lasted before.

Scientists find about a quarter million invisible nanoplastic particles in a liter of bottled water

The average liter of bottled water has nearly a quarter million invisible pieces of ever so tiny nanoplastics, detected and categorized for the first time by a microscope using dual lasers.

Why Are Alaska’s Rivers Turning Orange?

Streams in Alaska are turning orange with iron and sulfuric acid. Scientists are trying to figure out why

Peru has lost more than half its water reserves as glaciers rapidly melt

Peru has lost 56% of its tropical glaciers in the last six decades due to climate change, according to a new government inventory released on Wednesday.

Sewage Discharge Emerges as Dominant Threat to River Ecosystems, Oxford Study Urges Immediate Action

Rivers are the lifeblood of the planet. Essential for plants, animals and humans, clean water is increasingly being contaminated with agricultural runoff containing toxic pesticides and other contaminants.

Rivers are rapidly warming, losing oxygen: Aquatic life at risk, study finds

Rivers are warming and losing oxygen faster than oceans, according to a Penn State-led study published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

A Quarter of the Global Population Is Facing ‘Extremely High Water Stress’

“Living with this level of water stress jeopardizes people’s lives, jobs, food, and energy security,” warns a new report from the World Resources Institute. A report published Wednesday by the World Resources Institute estimates that roughly two billion people around…

‘An utter disgrace’: 90% of England’s most precious river habitats blighted by raw sewage and farming pollution

More than 90% of freshwater habitats on England’s most precious rivers are in unfavourable condition, blighted by farming pollution, raw sewage and water abstraction, an Observer investigation reveals.

Biodiversity Group Wins Deal With Biden Admin to Protect Wildlife From Pesticides

The Center for Biological Diversity said Tuesday that a legal agreement it has reached with two federal agencies will help mitigate damage done to wildlife in United States waterways, where endangered species have been harmed over the past decade by the government’s failure to assess the environmental impact of pesticide applications.