News tagged with lake ecosystems

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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Seeing the forest under the trees

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists recently discovered nitrogen that falls from the atmosphere in acid rain can influence large tracts of sugar maples in North America.

dateDec 08, 2011 in Ecology
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In hot water: lakes speed up climate change

Lakes that warm up due to climate change give off large amounts of CO2, says Dutch PhD researcher Sarian Kosten in Global Biochemical Cycles. And those emissions speed up climate change in their turn.

dateApr 06, 2010 in Environment
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