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Aral Sea's Eastern Basin Has Dried Out, NASA Photos Show

"For the first time in modern history, the eastern basin of the South Aral Sea has completely dried."<p>That's the word from NASA, which has released images showing the progressive decline of the water levels in the Aral Sea, which straddles the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in Central …

This Is Lake Erie's Toxic Algal Bloom As Seen From Space

Pretty and poisonous<p>Warm temperatures and fertilizer runoff fueled a large algae bloom throughout western Lake Erie over the past few days, turning water the color of pea soup. But the bloom wasn't just unsightly--the dominant species, a type of blue-green algae called <i>microcystis spp</i>, produce a …

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Ocean warming affecting Florida reefs

Late-summer water temperatures near the Florida Keys were warmer by nearly 2 degrees Fahrenheit in the last several decades compared to a century …

U.S. Sugar plans development on land Florida wanted for Everglades restoration

For the past two years, as its executives were taking Florida politicians on secret hunting trips to the King Ranch in Texas, U.S. Sugar was planning …

California plan for water tunnels violates environmental rules, EPA says | Reuters

(Reuters) - A California plan to bore two massive water tunnels under the fragile Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta hit a barrier this week when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the plan could violate the federal Clean Water Act and further degrade the delta’s ecosystem.<p>The decision is the …

Shark cull rejected by Western Australia Environmental Protection Authority

No baited drumlines will be set this summer after concerns over program’s impact on great whites leads to EPA recommendation<p>Baited drumlines will not be deployed in Western Australia this summer after the Environmental Protection Authority recommended that the state’s controversial shark culling …