Space Lasers Map Meltwater Lakes

Environmental News Network

Space Lasers Map Meltwater LakesSatellites can “see” Antarctica’s surface deform as basins fill and empty on, within, and under the ice.

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Mars Lake Hypothesis on Ice After Study Offers Different Explanation

Environmental News Network

Mars Lake Hypothesis on Ice After Study Offers Different ExplanationFor years, scientists have been debating what might lay under the Martian planet's south polar cap after bright radar reflections were discovered and initially attributed to water.

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Carbon-neutral biofuel from lakes

Successful Green

Lakes store huge amounts of methane. In a new study, environmental scientists at the University of Basel offer suggestions for how it can be extracted and used as an energy source in the form... The post Carbon-neutral biofuel from lakes appeared first on successful GREEN.

Scientists Track the Sudden Disappearance of an Antarctic Ice-Shelf Lake

Environmental News Network

A global team of scientists has observed the sudden drainage of a large, deep, ice-covered lake within an Antarctic ice shelf—a rare phenomenon that could be interpreted as an ominous sign for the future survival of the ice sheet, and potential global sea-level rise.

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NASA Space Lasers Map Meltwater Lakes in Antarctica With Striking Precision

Environmental News Network

But the ice sheet can be thousands of meters deep at its thickest, and it hides hundreds of meltwater lakes where its base meets the continent’s bedrock. NASA Space Lasers Map Meltwater Lakes in Antarctica With Striking Precision

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Lake life suffers from declining oxygen levels

Inhabitant

Fish are struggling to breathe and algal blooms flourish in lakes around the country, thanks to a drastic decrease in oxygen levels

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Jerusalem cyclists protest lake of bike lanes

Green Prophet

The post Jerusalem cyclists protest lake of bike lanes appeared first on Green Prophet. They are not trying to change the holy order of things.

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Digitized Data Conserves Africa’s Great Lake Fisheries

Nature Conservancy - Science

In Africa’s Great Lakes, better data collection means better fisheries management. The post Digitized Data Conserves Africa’s Great Lake Fisheries appeared first on Cool Green Science. Ideas

While I was away, the Buckeye Lake Dam story stayed

Environmental Economics

  On the flight back, I sat next to a nice dude who had recently finished building a house on family land on Buckeye Lake in Ohio.  From the lake side, it’s about the economy, property values and recreation. If your livelihood were invested in a marina or restaurant on the lake, your world would be upside down with the prospect of the water being permanently drained. I was able to get away last week for a week of rest and relaxation (field research?). 

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Iran’s devastated Lake Urmia wins recognition

Green Prophet

Like Israel and Jordan’s Dead Sea, Iran has it’s own inland salty lake called Lake Urmia. Lake Urmia before in 1998, taken by NASA. Lake Urmia in 2011, taken by NASA. Yazdani won the prize for capturing The Salt Lake Urmia in Iran. Lake Urmia is the biggest salt lake in the Middle East, but it is now only a shadow of what it once was. Continue learning more about Lake Urmia below by Youtube movies produced by Iranians.

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Lake Atitlan, Guatemala: eco-wow Laguna Lodge

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Lake Atitlan, Guatemala: eco-wow Laguna Lodge 21 February 11 · 0 comments | Lakeside Green Style | T he first word that springs to mind is drama. The lake itself is drama in liquid form. One of the 4 sacred lakes that bounds the traditional world of the Guatemalan highlands, Lake Atitlan is a total oh-wow stunner.

Conserving Lake Trout Among the Philosophers

Nature Conservancy - Science

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation aquatic biologists Rob Fiorentino (left) and Jim Pinheiro inspect a lake trout for signs of age after weighing and measuring it. The trout was netted on Lake Placid as part of a 2013 survey of lake trout population health in several Adirondack lakes. Can well-managed lakes in the Adirondacks provide important refuges for lake trout in the face of climate change? Lake Trout in a Warming World.

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Life, Death & Bird Cam Drama at the Great Salt Lake

Nature Conservancy - Science

Season two of the Utah kestrel cam returns, with more drama than ever. Tune in now to see chicks in the nest! Birds & Birding Birds National Parks Nest Cams Wildlife

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Deadly Lake Natron Turns Animals into Ghostly Statues

Green Prophet

The Middle East boasts come of the world’s saltiest waterbodies , but none approach the horror of Lake Natron in Tanzania, one of the harshest environments on the planet. The Caspian Sea, bordered by Iran, Azerbaijan , Russia, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan, is both the world’s largest lake and the largest saltwater lake. Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran is the largest lake in the Middle East, and the third largest saltwater lake on earth.

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Field Research: Checking Lake Erie for Algal Blooms

Environmental Economics

No signs of algal blooms yet.  I think I'll stay for a while and make sure

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Lake life suffers from declining oxygen levels

AGreenLiving

Fish are struggling to breathe and algal blooms flourish in lakes around the world, thanks to a drastic decrease in oxygen levels. A new study published in the journal Nature examined oxygen in 400 lakes in the U.S. Related: Warming in deepest parts of the Great Lakes could be irreversible “Oxygen is one of the best indicators of ecosystem health, and changes in this study reflect a pronounced human footprint,” said co-author Craig E.

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Preventing Invasives is Vital to Great Lakes Ecology and Economy

Cool Green Science

Earlier this month, for the first time since 2005, eight governors met to commit to protecting the Great Lakes and strengthening the region’s economy. As I said in my remarks to the Council of Great Lakes Governors , the correlation between these two issues—healthy ecosystems and healthy economies—could not be any more evident than it is in the Great Lakes. Agriculture, shipping, fishing, hunting, tourism and more all rely on the Great Lakes.

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Restoring the Reef on Lake Michigan Benefits Native Fish

Nature Conservancy - Science

I’m on my way to snorkel Lake Michigan’s reefs, and nobody’s buying it: “There is no coral in Lake Michigan.”. You do know that Lake Michigan is freshwater, right?”. And while these reefs may look quite different from those of the Caribbean, they are nonetheless vitally important for Great Lakes native fish. So important that conservationists believe reef rehabilitation could be a key factor in restoring species like lake trout and lake herring.

Aguanomics provides a Lake Lanier update

Environmental Economics

Zetland: Atlanta and Georgia won the right to water from Lake Lanier. Now that the court has established the rights, it's time for the politicians to negotiate who should get water and who should get money. A tri-lateral monopolistic negotiation among governors would be a nightmare. Better to allow users to bid for water in an all-in-auction , with revenues going to those with the property rights. via www.aguanomics.com.

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Recovery: Saving the Lake Erie Watersnake, A Lesson in Outreach

Nature Conservancy - Science

In 1999, when the Lake Erie watersnake was listed as federally threatened, fewer than 2,000 adults remained on the planet. The Lake Erie watersnake is restricted to the lake’s western basin on “Islands of the Snakes,” named by French explorers who encountered watersnakes by the thousands “sunning themselves in heaps, knots, and snarls.”. Lake Erie watersnakes were frequently killed because they were mistaken for rattlesnakes or copperheads; but this was aberrant behavior.

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NASA’s Before and After Images of Iran’s Shrinking Lake Urmia

Green Prophet

The most recent satellite image of Iran’s Lake Urmia demonstrates how drastically the lake has shrunk since 1998! Last year an Iranian activists were beaten for protesting government projects that are detrimental to Lake Urmia – the largest landlocked salt lake in the country. ” The rocky outcrop in the middle of the lake was once an island. Amin Eimanifar, lead author of the study, called Lake Urmia a “hungry saline lake.”.

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Scuba Divers Provide Non-Chemical Weed Control on Wisconsin Lake

Nature Conservancy - Science

When invasive Eurasian watermilfoil comes to a lake, conventional wisdom says you can kiss wildlife habitat and clean water goodbye. At Lulu Lake in southcentral Wisconsin , though, scientists may have found the Eurasian watermilfoil’s worst enemies: scuba divers and snorkelers. The Problem: Choking Lulu Lake. Eurasian watermilfoil forms dense mats in lakes, choking out native vegetation and wildlife habitat. The pesticide also poses health risks to swimmers in lakes.

Clean Lakes Alliance provides Madison with year-round lake fun

AGreenLiving

On a chilly February day in Madison, Wisconsin, more than 8,000 people venture onto frozen Lake Mendota. Skydivers jump from planes and land on the lake’s glossy surface. This is the annual Frozen Assets Festival, a citywide party and a fundraiser for Clean Lakes Alliance. The neat thing about Madison is that we have these five lakes,” said James Tye, founder and executive director of Clean Lakes Alliance. Without the lakes, we’re Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Protests Over Shrinking Salt Lake Continue In Iran

Green Prophet

Iran saw more protests and demonstrations this weekend as green activists call for the protection of the UNESCO-listed salt lake Orumieh. Undeterred by the repressive reaction of the Iranian government- who beat up and violently dispersed environmental protestors a week ago - campaigners gathered again in their thousands this Saturday to call for the protection of the shrinking salt lake Orumieh.

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In Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, the Avant Cycle Cafe builds community

AGreenLiving

A man cycling through Lake Geneva, Wisconsin was charmed by the historic town but really wished it had a bike shop to fix his flat. The city of Lake Geneva sits 10 miles north of the Illinois state line in southeastern Wisconsin. What’s next for biking in Lake Geneva?

Warming in deepest parts of the Great Lakes could be irreversible

AGreenLiving

New research published in the journal Nature Communications shows that the deepest parts of the Great Lakes are warming up. While it has been known that global warming causes increased ice melting and rising ocean temperatures, little has been said about the impact of climate change on deep lake waters. The study found that the deepest parts of the Great Lakes have been seeing a steady increase in temperature over the past three decades.

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A Comment on “An Adding Up Test on Contingent Valuations of River and Lake Quality”

Environmental Economics

Natural Resource Damages Associated with Aesthetic and Ecosystem Injuries to Oklahoma’s Illinois River System and Tenkiller Lake. An Adding Up Test on Contingent Valuations of River and Lake Quality.” John C. Whitehead Department of Economics Appalachian State University Boone, North Carolina. September 20, 2016. Abstract. Desvousges, Mathews and Train (2015) find that their CVM survey does not pass the adding up test.

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ramblingwanders:Lakes so blue, its almost too good to be true.

Blue Earth

ramblingwanders : Lakes so blue, its almost too good to be true. Glacier Grey, Torres del Paine . Hunter I am so excited to see you happy and exploring the Patagonia

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A bad couple of days for the Great Lakes

Environmental Economics

A federal appeals panel has rejected the request of five Great Lakes states to close Chicago-area shipping locks. A native of China with no known predators in the United States, Asian carp have out-competed native fish populations for food, jeopardizing the Great Lakes’ $7?billion The toxic algae that spreads across the western basin of Lake Erie each summer is the worst recorded since researchers started tracking the problem in 2002. Thursday.

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Understanding the Lake Erie Algal Bloom & Toledo Water Shutdown

Nature Conservancy - Science

I felt many things as the news unfolded of the Toledo water shutdown and Lake Erie algal bloom last month. An algal bloom in Lake Erie’s western basin. Lake Erie, in particular the western third of the lake, is the warmest and shallowest of the Great Lakes. This, in turn, makes the lake highly productive – for fish, insects and birds. Lake Erie is also surrounded by people. People can at least avoid the lake ; fish cannot.

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Help Solve a Problem on Africa’s Deepest Lake

Nature Conservancy - Science

Your idea could help create a lasting solution that can be replicated across many sites—one that benefits both people and nature. Help us #DemarcatetheLake! Citizen Science Fish & Fisheries Fish Fisheries Human Well-Being National Parks Nature + People Protected Areas Technology Try This Water

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Lake Yellowstone: Promising News for Native Trout Recovery

Nature Conservancy - Science

Crews remove invasive lake trout from Lake Yellowstone. Good news on the invasive species front: populations of invasive lake trout in Yellowstone Lake are declining, thanks to an intensive research and control effort. Conservationists often point to Lake Yellowstone – the largest lake in Yellowstone National Park – as a telling example of the pervasiveness of invasive species. Lake trout happened. Some stayed in the lake to spawn.

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Solar-powered luxury home celebrates contemporary style at Lake Huron

AGreenLiving

On the banks of Lake Huron in a remote Canadian town, South African architecture firm SAOTA completed a contemporary summer house that’s strikingly different from the region’s “cabin country” vernacular. View original post here: Solar-powered luxury home celebrates contemporary style at Lake Huron. Eco Green home homes house keep-the-design lake london luxury powers-the-home saota solar panels solar power vacation home

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Corrigendum: A Comment on “An Adding Up Test on Contingent Valuations of River and Lake Quality”

Environmental Economics

I made a basic mistake, one that I've made throughout my depressingly long career [a], in my comment on DMT (2015). In that post I said: Probit models estimating the effect of the bid on the yes responses with the $10 bid removed are in Table 2. Only two of the five coefficients (B) on the bid variable are statistically significant at the p=.10 10 level.    This is incorrect because I'm using a two-tailed test when the proper test should be one-tailed.

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Isis Nile Cruise Ship Spills Diesel Into Egypt’s River, Contaminating Lake

Green Prophet

But it has managed to start clean up a worrying diesel spill into the Nile River, a spill which has leaked onto the shores of Lake Nasser, China.org is reporting. Currently there are two marine vessels working to clean up the lake. An image of Lake Nasser, Egypt. What you see is also Agilkia Island (or Agilika Island) in Lake Nasser, with the the Philae Temple of Isis seen from the Aswan Low Dam. Image of Nile Cruise and Lake Nasser from Shutterstock.

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New Lake Rose 35 Feet in the Arabian Desert This Past Year Alone

Green Prophet

A handful of new lakes popping up in the vast and formidable Arabian desert are creating whole new ecosystems and attracting rare bird species that breed among the dunes. NPR traveled to the United Arab Emirates to witness firsthand one such lake that rose 35 feet in the last year alone. Geological Survey told NPR that “this lake began to emerge from the sand a few years ago.”

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Earth911’s Five Things Today: Greenland’s Glacial Lakes, Floating Solar, and Salty Seas

AGreenLiving

Every day brings new climate information and news about scientific … The post Earth911’s Five Things Today: Greenland’s Glacial Lakes, Floating Solar, and Salty Seas appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Lakes found under Antarctica

Eco Friendly Daily

Lakes have been discovered under the Antarctica ice sheet. Scientist are now speculating if the lakes have formed because of global warming. These subglacial lakes were detected by NASA’s ICESat which uses lasers to penetrate deep into the ice and uncover the masteries below. They lie under 2,300 feet of compressed snow and ice which in theory is too deep to be affected by surrface temperatures.

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aGREENtee Removes Garbage from Great Lakes Beaches

Green (Living) Review

Partial proceeds from the Great Lakes Surf Co. shirt will fund clean-up of beaches on the Great Lakes. New Buffalo, MI, April 2012 : aGREENtee this spring is donating $5 from every shirt sold toward removing trash and cleaning up beaches on the Great Lakes. We are making a commitment to put $5 of the proceeds from the sale of our Great Lakes Surf Co.

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In Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, the Avant Cycle Cafe builds community

AGreenLiving

A man cycling through Lake Geneva, Wisconsin was charmed by the historic town but really wished it had a bike shop to fix his flat. The city of Lake Geneva sits 10 miles north of the Illinois state line in southeastern Wisconsin. Avant Cycle Cafe sources its beans from Lake Geneva Coffee Roastery. While some people do visit in winter, summer is high season for Lake Geneva. What’s next for biking in Lake Geneva? It all started with a flat tire.

These Rivers, Mountains, and Lakes Are Getting Legal Rights: It’s About Time

Eco Chic

Not long after, 820 square miles of forests, lakes, and rivers—a former national park known as Te Urewera—also gained legal personhood based on this precedent. Then, astoundingly, earlier this year on March 4th 2019, voters in Toledo, Ohio passed the Lake Erie Bill of Rights , granting the body of water the same rights as a U.S. Lake Erie bluffs, David M. In the case of Lake Erie, so far, the answer is no. Photo of Mt Taranaki courtesy of rschuurman via kiwiwise.

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Climate Change News: Less Lake Ice

Green Living Ideas

Did you know that freshwater lakes and rivers are unevenly distributed across the Earth? Most freshwater lakes and rivers are in the Northern Hemisphere in regions where air temperatures drop below the freezing point of 32 degrees Fahrenheit, forming ice. Observations of lake freezing and thawing patterns began before scientists started recording and studying them. Ice increases a lake’s ability to reflect solar radiation (albedo), controlling water temperature.

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Communities of Resistance Teach-in in Salt Lake City, March16-17

Green (Living) Review

By Deep Green Resistance Great Basin A two-day teach-in focused on community organizing, activism, direct action, and issues facing Utah communities comes to Salt Lake City the weekend of March 16th and 17th. This teach-in will be indispensable for political people around Salt Lake,” said event organizer Max Wilbert. “If The event is sponsored by the Great Basin chapter of Deep Green Resistance, the Salt Lake City Brown Berets, and Decolonize SLC.