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Earth's Contaminated Rivers Are So Vibrant They Can Be Seen From Space

Dozens of Alaskan rivers have turned bright orange in recent years because melting permafrost has released high levels of toxic metals into the waterways, a worrying new study reveals. The colorful contamination, which can be seen from space, is a potential ecological nightmare — and is likely to get even worse in the coming years, researchers say.

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    Alaska's rivers are turning bright orange and as acidic as vinegar as toxic metal escapes from melting permafrost

    Alaska's rivers are turning bright orange and as acidic as vinegar as toxic metal escapes from melting permafrost

    Alaska's melting permafrost is dumping toxic metals into the state's rivers, turning them bright orange and making the water highly acidic. The …

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