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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Lakes Are Changing Worldwide

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Lakes Are Changing Worldwide

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Humans to Blame for Warming Lakes

Environmental News Network

Humans to Blame for Warming LakesWhile the climate crisis is, unfortunately, a reality, it is all too easy to assume that every aspect of our changing world is a consequence of climate change.

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Lake Powell Reaches New Low

Environmental News Network

Lake Powell Reaches New LowWater levels at Glen Canyon Dam have fallen to their lowest level since 1969 and are still dropping.

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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.

Northern Lakes Warming Six Times Faster in the Past 25 Years

Environmental News Network

Lakes in the Northern Hemisphere are warming six times faster since 1992 than any other time period in the last 100 years, research led by York University has found. Northern Lakes Warming Six Times Faster in the Past 25 Years

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Lake Formation and Expansion Due to Sea-Level Rise Causes Freshwater Resource Depletion on Small Islands

Environmental News Network

Lake Formation and Expansion Due to Sea-Level Rise Causes Freshwater Resource Depletion on Small IslandsCoastal regions and small ocean islands face significant risks from rising sea levels due to climate change, because waters can flood and inundate low-lying land surfaces.

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Record Low for Great Salt Lake

Environmental News Network

Record Low for Great Salt LakeLow water levels are due to recent trends in precipitation and long-term trends in consumption by humans.

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Seasonal Variability in Lakes’ Environmental Processes Reveal Susceptibility to Climate Change

Environmental News Network

A new study has shown how climate change could impact the ecosystems of the planet’s largest lakes by revealing varying levels at which their water layers are mixed together through the seasons. Seasonal Variability in Lakes’ Environmental Processes Reveal Susceptibility to Climate Change

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NASA Releases New Dataset of Cyanobacteria in Over 2,300 Lakes in the U.S.

Environmental News Network

NASA Releases New Dataset of Cyanobacteria in Over 2,300 Lakes in the U.S.The CyAN science team is excited that this standardized way of assessing cyanobacteria will enable scientists to compare blooms across the country and over time.

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Drought drops Lake Tahoe's water level dangerously low

Inhabitant

It’s been a bad year for Lake Tahoe. And now California’s drought has dropped the lake’s water level to a four-year low A usually busy summer season saw empty shorelines as people evacuated from the Caldor Fire.

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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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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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Evacuations ordered as Caldor Fire moves toward Lake Tahoe

Inhabitant

Over the weekend, evacuation warnings were issued to the residents of South Lake Tahoe as the Caldor Fire advanced. Toxic smoke clouds South Lake Tahoe, causing fear among locals and vacationers Additional evacuation orders now include El Dorado County.

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Hawaii's Klauea Volcano erupts, creates lake of lava

Inhabitant

lauea volcano in Hawaii has formed a sizeable lake of lava On Wednesday, one of the most active volcanoes on Earth erupted. The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed that the K?lauea

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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Great Lakes fish found to be full of microplastics

Inhabitant

A Great Lakes fish set a new record, and not in a good way. The brown bullhead had 915 particles in its body. This mind-boggling fish was hauled out by researchers in 2015, but their study has just been published in Conservation Biology

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This lake house shows how nature inspires seamless design

Inhabitant

Organic Shelter sits in the middle of a forest, with a lake transitioning smoothly away from it. Nature is all around, creating stunning views for everyone inside. This beautiful modern home is the latest project from Studio Organic's Aga Kobus and Grzegorz Goworek

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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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A Great (Lake) Meal

Environmental Economics

We spent the last couple of days on South Bass Island in Lake Erie ( Put-In-Bay ).    Put-In-Bay is known as the launch port for the Battle of Lake Erie--a turning point in the War of 1812, and also known as a cheap spring break type hangout for mid-westerners.  The last meal I had on the island I decided to go with a Lake Erie theme and ordered the Walleye Sandwich (lightly battered and fried) and the Great Lakes Brewing Company Dortmunder. 

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From Safe Drinking Water to Sustainable Fisheries, NOAA GLERL’s Experimental Lake Erie Hypoxia Forecast Is Even More Useful Than Anticipated

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From Safe Drinking Water to Sustainable Fisheries, NOAA GLERL’s Experimental Lake Erie Hypoxia Forecast Is Even More Useful Than Anticipated

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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This house by the lake erases the barrier between inside and outside

Inhabitant

Designed to harmonize with the surrounding landscape, this home merges outdoor spaces with indoor living for a multi-generational family in a home known by architecture practice Atelier Starzak Strebicki as "Single family house by the lake

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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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This lake house shows how nature inspires seamless design

AGreenLiving

Organic Shelter sits in the middle of a forest, with a lake transitioning smoothly away from it. Kobus and Goworek decided to make the lake and the landscape part of the home design itself. Related: This house by the lake erases the barrier between inside and outside The house is made from natural materials such as stone and wood. The living area is full of curving sofas that look out over the lake and the trees.

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Lake Atitlan, Guatemala: eco-wow Laguna Lodge

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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.

Great Lakes fish found to be full of microplastics

AGreenLiving

A Great Lakes fish set a new record, and not in a good way. Before being yanked out of the water in the name of science, the bullhead was swimming at the western end of Lake Ontario in Hamilton Harbor. Related: Warming in deepest parts of the Great Lakes could be irreversible “In 2015 we knew a lot less about microplastics and contamination in fish. The University of Toronto Trash Team is trying to mitigate Lake Ontario’s plastic pollution.

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Drought drops Lake Tahoe’s water level dangerously low

AGreenLiving

It’s been a bad year for Lake Tahoe. And now California’s drought has dropped the lake’s water level to a four-year low. Usually, Lake Tahoe sits above the basin’s natural rim, letting water flow into the Truckee River. Now, with the level low and the lake cut off, algae will bloom and wash up on popular tourist beaches. Lake Tahoe needs an above-average snowfall to boost the lake up past its rim again and remain there throughout next summer.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.