News tagged with aquatic ecosystems

Aerial pictures reveal climate change

As a result of climate change, certain undesirable aquatic plants are starting to invade German water bodies. Even popular recreation areas like Lake Starnberg have been affected, leading to a growing need ...

dateAug 01, 2013 in Ecology
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Spotlight on sustainable highland aquatic resources

Ensuring sustainable water and secure food resources will help protect the planet as it faces climate change, provide economic benefits for poor communities, and produce more food per unit of agricultural ...

dateJul 03, 2013 in Ecology
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Microplastic pollution prevalent in lakes too

EPFL researchers have detected microplastic pollution in one of Western Europe's largest lakes, Lake Geneva, in large enough quantities to raise concern. While studies in the ocean have shown that these small bits of plastic ...

dateMay 28, 2013 in Environment
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Could pond waste be the 'new' fertiliser?

The University of Stirling is to lead a new project to develop a strategy for using nutrient-rich aquatic biomass waste – from ponds, wetlands and other water-bodies – in farming, as an environmentally ...

dateMay 22, 2013 in Environment
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Unraveling the Napo's mystery

In the United States, rivers and their floodplains are well-documented and monitored. Ecuador's largest river, however, remains largely mysterious. Research led by Michigan State University is helping the ...

dateMay 20, 2013 in Environment
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Zimbabwe faces crayfish crisis in water ecosystem

(AP)—Scientists in Zimbabwe say a fresh water crayfish brought from Australia is breeding out of control in the northern Lake Kariba, devouring the food sources of other fish and putting the nation's entire ...

dateFeb 12, 2013 in Ecology
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How does groundwater pumping affect streamflow?

Groundwater provides drinking water for millions of Americans and is the primary source of water to irrigate cropland in many of the nations most productive agricultural settings. Although the benefits of groundwater development ...

dateNov 16, 2012 in Environment
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Droughts could cause collapse of food webs

(Phys.org)—Critically low water levels in many rivers could lead to the partial collapse of food webs that support aquatic life, according to a study co-authored by a University of Leeds researcher.

dateSep 11, 2012 in Environment
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