Causes of Great Lakes smelt population decline are complex
The reasons for the dwindling population of smelt prey fish in the Great Lakes to near historic lows are more complicated than previously believed, new research from Purdue University and collaborators suggests.
Hormones may help tiny African fish climb social ladder
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How nitrogen is recycled in the Lake Tahoe ecosystem's food web
A Scripps Institution of Oceanography-led study on how natural and man-made sources of nitrogen are recycled through the Lake Tahoe ecosystem provides new information on how global change may affect the iconic ...
Fighting invasive species in Michigan's lakes
Everyone knows that clean water is important. But for the state of Michigan, surrounded on three sides by the Great Lakes, it is absolutely essential—to the economy and the environment. That's why the research being done ...
Researchers find new evidence of warming
A study of three remote lakes in Ecuador led by Queen's University researchers has revealed the vulnerability of tropical high mountain lakes to global climate change - the first study of its kind to show ...
Cyber-attacks rising in Utah, likely due to NSA facility (Update)
(AP)—Utah state officials have seen what they describe as a sharp uptick in attempts to hack into state computers in the last two years, and they think it related to the NSA data center south of Salt Lake City.
Online photos provide evidence for the value of clean water
Think of the last time you planned a visit to a lake. Why did you choose the lake you did? Did you consider the quality of the water? The answers to these questions are critical to understanding how lake ...
Researchers use TRAX to uncover new information about air pollution in Utah
A team of University of Utah researchers has launched an air pollution monitoring project that will result in a better understanding of air quality across the Wasatch Front.
Invasive species in the Great Lakes by 2063
The Great Lakes have been invaded by more non-native species than any other freshwater ecosystem in the world. In spite of increasing efforts to stem the tide of invasion threats, the lakes remain vulnerable, ...
Utah Senate OKs bill allowing drive-thrus to ban cyclists
Update: The Utah Senate has passed a bill that will allow Salt Lake City businesses to ban cyclists from drive-thru lanes.
ESA image: Las Vegas and Lake Mead
This image from the Landsat-8 satellite acquired on 23 September 2014 brings us over the southwest United States: Nevada and Arizona.
What is the longest river in the world?
Planet Earth boasts some very long rivers, all of which have long and honored histories. The Amazon, Mississippi, Euphrates, Yangtze, and Nile have all played huge roles in the rise and evolution of human ...
Measuring phosphorus loss from Midwest crop fields
Field runoff from farms in the Lake Erie basin is often rich in soluble plant nutrients, including phosphorus. When this nutrient-rich runoff reaches the lake, the phosphorus can support abundant algal blooms ...