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8 lakes and rivers that are drying up

Aral Sea The Aral Sea is the poster child for large, dried-up bodies of water. If you travel to the Aral Sea, which sits on the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, you'll find a disconnected collection of small ponds of sea water sitting in a dusty bowl that held what used to be one large body of water.

THERE ARE NO JOBS ON A DEAD PLANET! More than 150,000 people, including thousands of Coloradans, called on the U.S. Forest Service to prevent a bankrupt coal company from bulldozing nearly 70 miles of roads through pristine national forest in Colorado’s backcountry.

from The Huffington Post

Oil Spill Commission Action Group Gives Congress Low Grades For Regulatory Reform On Drilling

Deep Water Horizon "enriching" the fragile gulf ecosystem with a fascinating array of toxic chemicals. Good job guys!

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8 lakes and rivers that are drying up

In the face of warming temperatures and the increased demand placed on supply by human needs, some of the world's largest lakes, rivers and seas are dwindling a

Palm oil has a dirty secret. Every year, thousands of hectares of Indonesian rainforest and peatlands - some of the most bio-diverse regions on the planet - are being destroyed to make way for new palm oil plantations. Protect Paradise: An Animation about Palm Oil

Fukushima: Your Days of Eating Pacific Ocean Fish Are Over via collective evolution article (8-29-13)

from Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

Climate change evidence: How do we know?

All three major global surface temperature reconstructions show that Earth has warmed since 1880. Most of this warming has occurred since the 1970s, with the 20 warmest years having occurred since 1981 and with all 10 of the warmest years occurring in the past 12 years. Even though the 2000s witnessed a solar output decline resulting in an unusually deep solar minimum in 2007-2009, surface temperatures continue to increase.

Lake Erie Lighthouse, Buffalo, New York, USA


Obama Plans New Rule to Limit Water Pollution

Obama Plans New Rule to Limit Water Pollution -