An unusually rainy and cold year changed the phytoplankton makeup of one Michigan lake. Climate change makes similar changes more likely in the future.
A warming climate and low-oxygen from Chesapeake Bay will reduce oxygen more than nutrient reductions will increase it in the Chester River.
Fecal bacteria contaminates Texas beaches. Sea level rise makes it worse.
Primary production shifted and trout fled for deeper water during intense wildfire smoke periods, even far from a fire.
Technology on the horizon will allow researchers to track harmful algal blooms and measure their toxicity in real time.
Water quality around Key West improved in 2020. The Covid-19 shutdown may be responsible.
Point Reyes National Seashore is unique among national parks: it hosts dairies and ranches. Best management practices are improving water quality.
After decades of abuse, new research and a floating wetland point toward a healthier future for the Charles River.
The Gulf Coast stream could be a source of renewable energy. Recent buoys deployments look in that direction.
Although buoys collect and relay data largely on their own, they require a team to deploy. Covid slowed them down.
Gar, long considered a trash fish, are newly valued by science and fishermen around the country.
While focusing on ocean-specific threats to corals, researchers miss a dangerous, world-wide flow of sewage from land.
Algal blooms showed up unexpectedly in Lake Superior. Researchers pieced together their cause and are on the lookout for future blooms.
Rapid, anthropogenic pressures are changing the face of one of Africa’s oldest, most diverse lakes, biodiversity & food security are at risk.
Ancient lakes have weathered drastic changes for millions of years. Rapid, recent changes make the future uncertain.
Everglades restoration efforts aim to restore historical hydrology, providing relief to stressed peatlands.
Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program has provided data on a dynamic ecosystem for 10 years. Now it’s adapting to new challenges.
Where scientific data is brought to bear in intensive fisheries management, fish populations rebound.
Development and crop land use in the United States lead to elevated chloride levels in thousands of lakes.