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Air pollution changes lakes, creates ‘junk food’ for aquatic life

November 6th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

As debates about climate change — does it exist and how serious is it? – rage on, many scientists continue to uncover more and more evidence that atmospheric pollution is having negative effects on Earth, right here and now, climate change or not.

Scientists studying the chemistry of lakes reported in a study published this week that atmospheric nitrogen released from the burning of fossil fuels and the widespread use of fertilizers in agriculture is altering the makeup of even remote bodies of water.

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Green Lake 5 in Colorado (Photo: James Elser/ASU)

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No math needed: A look at global warming by the numbers

April 22nd, 2009

By Laura Elizabeth May
Green Right Now


One degree Fahrenheit. On average, that’s how much the Earth’s temperature has increased over the past century, according to a report by the EPA. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has predicted that during the 21st century the global temperature will increase by 2-6° C.

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